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Curia Cardinal Wants Liturgical Merger

Ecumenism Cardinal Kurt Koch hopes that, in future, there will be only "one" form of the Roman Rite.

He told the June issue of the German Herder-Korrespondenz, that the New Rite and the Roman Rite cannot co-exist in the long run as "two forms,” because - according to him - the Eucharist is the "central celebration of the unity of the Church."

However, Koch added, it cannot have this meaning if there are "disputes and arguments" about it. Thus, instead of two different forms "one form as synthesis" is needed for the future, Koch believes.

His idea is contradicted by the fact that the New Rite, as laid down in the Missal of Paul VI, was never generally accepted, but each priest does his own thing.

Therefore, the New Rite will continue on the path of secularisation until its complete dissolution while the immutable Roman Rite will remain.

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tbswv
There is one form of the Roman Rite, and that is the Roman Liturgy codified by St Pius V. It has never been replaced or abrogated. No validly ordained priest can be prevented from offering the Tridentine Mass. And no council can "replace" it.
Dr Bobus
It sounds as if he's referring to a Tertium Quid, which was often heard in Rome 25-30 years ago. It referred to the promulgation of another rite that would be a combination of the 1570 and 1970 missal (cf. Reform of the reform).

BXVI attempted this by naming Cardinal Canizares to head the Congretation of Rites and Sacraments, but did nothing. Perhaps with the growth of the TLM, the failure of …More
It sounds as if he's referring to a Tertium Quid, which was often heard in Rome 25-30 years ago. It referred to the promulgation of another rite that would be a combination of the 1570 and 1970 missal (cf. Reform of the reform).

BXVI attempted this by naming Cardinal Canizares to head the Congretation of Rites and Sacraments, but did nothing. Perhaps with the growth of the TLM, the failure of the Novus Ordo to produce priests and religious, and Francis clearing up the question of the validity of SSPX Sacraments requiring jurisdiction, the attraction of the possibility of a Tertium Quid has declined.

I can name very quickly four friends who became priests, all Roman trained, all good guys and good men, all lovers of Latin. All left the priesthood after a few years.
eticacasanova
The disobedience of priests, their lack of Faith and wisdom and reverence is the basis to discard al norms, checked. So, if there had never been the Paul VI reform, but the priests had gone naughty anyways, that would have meant the "old rite" was outdated? You would NOT say that, would you? So.....
Ultraviolet
Wrong. Priests are subordinate to their bishops. For decades (and even now) many bishops simply refused to allow Latin Mass. They were embracing "the spirit of Vatican Council II". Don't blame the priests for the reforms promoted by their superiors. Case in point. Who is promoting this latest insanity? Cardinal Kurt Koch.
Ultraviolet
Germany's diocese should all adopt the Traditional Latin Mass.There. Liturgical merger complete.:P If he means changing the Latin Mass, he can GTFO. Hell freezes over before traditionalist Catholics ever submit to such blasphemous insanity from German Catholic modernists. Traditionalists survived half a century of Vatican Council II-inspired persecution. Outlasting another one won't be …More
Germany's diocese should all adopt the Traditional Latin Mass.There. Liturgical merger complete.:P If he means changing the Latin Mass, he can GTFO. Hell freezes over before traditionalist Catholics ever submit to such blasphemous insanity from German Catholic modernists. Traditionalists survived half a century of Vatican Council II-inspired persecution. Outlasting another one won't be impossible.