Wednesday, July 18, 2007

"On the Jewishness of the Roman Rite"

Brilliant article by Nicholas Frankovich in the First Things blog. One paragraph particularly caught my attention:

You might think that, while Reform [i.e. liberal] Catholics were on the subject of Catholic liturgy and Judaism, they would ask what happened to the Church’s observance of the event that most vividly marks Jesus as Jewish. The establishment of the 1970 missal as normative was accompanied by a certain curious change in the liturgical calendar: The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord, on January 1, eight days after the celebration of his birth, wasn’t just moved. It was eliminated.

Take that, you anti-semitic liberals. (*Sigh*, has this really become a game of "who hates Jews more?")

EDIT: Oops, I had forgotten to link to the article.


Suzanna said...

Take what? I'm sorry, but I'm not really understanding the context of this. Could you link to the whole article so I can see the paragraph in context?

Jeff said...

Oops, I thought I had... Fixed!

Suzanna said...

It's okay. We all need an editor every now and again.