Sunday, January 3, 2010

You guys know that petition?

That online petition against the forthcoming translation of the revised Roman Missal?

It's a Fake.

It must be. For the first time since I heard of it, I decided to click the link and scroll past the names, and some of them are fakes. How do I know this? Well, I see the Blackwells of Philadelphia have signed it for one. Yes, the non-Catholic family of Democratic politicians from Philly have all signed it. The founder of the famous Moeller organ company (who has also been deceased for quite a while) has also 'signed the list'. Dead popes, saints, politicians, doctors, and fictional characters have signed it as well. There are the names of people who would most certainly NOT sign the list .(Eg., Bishop Martino, a staunch supporter of the new translations.)I'm surprised that a certain Dr. John-Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt, PhD.* Has'nt yet signed it.

On another note, I'm rather sad (but not at all surprised) that most of the signees** from Philadelphia are women from a certain nameless order. Sad, but it is what it is.

*Or should that be rather Msr. J.J. Jingleheimer-Schmidt?

**Or should I say, "alleged".


Michael said...

Do you mean that "What if we just said wait?" nonsense? I agree with you. Have you seen the counter-petition? I haven't signed it because I don't think it's my place, as an outsider, to interfere, but I have seen some of the texts and welcome it from an ecumenical perspective, as I feel that it is a step towards moving Latine Rite worship closer to something that would be acceptable ecumenically.

Joe S.R. said...

Yes, That's the one. Fortunately, some of the spurious names seem to have been removed so far, but there are still some there.