Damian Thompson - Editor in Chief of The Catholic Herald , Owner of the Holy Smoke Blog and Modern day Victor Hugo has composed his "J'accuse" and sent it to 'Ecclesia Dei'...Here it is straight from the horse's mouth:
I’ve just written a letter to the senior Vatican cardinal in charge of the Pope’s liberation of the Latin Mass, complaining about the English bishops’ disastrous attempts to block the reform. I urge you all to do the same – there isn’t any time to lose.
Catholics should write to the Vatican to defend the Pope's reforms
Letters should be addressed to:
HE Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos,
Palazzo della CDF,
Piazza del S. Uffizio, 11.
He needs to know just how serious the situation has become.
You do not have to be a fan of the Tridentine liturgy in order to make a protest. What is at issue here is obedience to the Pope – and truthfulness.
Benedict XVI’s apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum gives parishes the right to choose the ancient liturgy, now known as the Extraordinary Form (EF). Yet English bishops, including the Archbishop of Westminster and the Bishop of Leeds, are behaving as if power to grant permission for the EF is still in their hands.
Their unhelpful attitude (to put it mildly) is sowing confusion among the faithful and causing great distress. Moreover, there are reports that the English bishops have consulted their own canon lawyer to see how they can get round the Pope’s ruling. That’s disgraceful.
Cardinal Castillon Hoyos is head of the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei, which has the final say in these matters and is drawing up guidelines to clarify Summorum Pontificum. If you care about this subject, write to His Eminence now, using measured language, so that he realises the gravity of the situation in England and Wales.
I am about to follow suit by composing my own diatribe - but I urge everyone to please pray for all involved in this regrettable state of affairs - We may all desire Peace and Unity - but the price of a compromised Church which defies the successor of Peter is too high and utterly unacceptable.