Saturday, August 04, 2007

New Archbishop, old style

Malta! Good old, poor old Malta. Now finally facing the problems that the Catholic Church in the West has faced for far too long. Makes me wonder why the Maltese would want to repeat exactly the same mistakes that brought the rest of Europe so close to the abyss. Number of seminarians dropping, mass aatendance dropping. Instead: Divorce, abortion, gay marriage, relativism, consumerism, egotism, satisfying every need right away, no matter what the cost. Good old, poor old Malta.

The (not so) new archbishop, Paul Cremona, decided that he wants to stick with the traditions a bit longer and even put on the cappa magna on the feast of the conversion of St. Paul:

He probably thought that if his predecessor, Joseph Mercieca, looked so fine in the cappa, he might give it a try as well.


Blogger Ttony said...

I think you're being unfair to Malta: last November, the taxi driver taking us to the airport was at the hotel at 0630, had Gregorian Chant in Maltese on the radio, and was saying the rosary while he waited for us. He put his beads away while he drove, and was pleased when I asked him to keep the radio on.

And bear in mind that this Archbishop is a Dominican: another side that what was the most radical of orders is returning to its senses.

12:55 PM  
Blogger leo said...

Sorry. I didn't mean to cause any grief. I just repeated what I read in a newspaper about dropping numbers in seminaries and people embracing all kinds of "new lifestyles".

If Malta stays on track, all the better. I certainly hope so, because I love this island.

7:15 AM  

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