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Friday, January 18, 2008

Pope To Change Good Friday Prayers?

Il Giornale is reporting that the Pope is about to change the Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews. I hope this news story is wrong. This move would not not seem to fit the model of Pope Benedict XVI that we have seen thus far. I believe it would be a huge step backwards if the Pope were to do this, and that is why I doubt the veracity of this news story. Time will tell.

St. Paul, pray for us.




DEO GRATIAS!

2 comments:

Carolina Cannonball said...

Im confused... are we not supposed to pray for their, and other nonCatholics, conversions?

How does changing the prayer to its original text not mirror all the Papa Ratzi has been doing within the Church?

SyrianCatholic said...

CC,
No, you are right. We are supposed to pray for the conversion of ALL non-catholics.

"How does changing the prayer to its original text not mirror all the Papa Ratzi has been doing within the Church?"

Part of the article said- "Benedict XVI has decided to reformulate the text of the prayer for the Jews contained in the Tridentine Missal liberalized by the recent Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum: the publication of the new text, entirely reformulated, should take place in a few days. The reference to the "blinding" of the Jewish people should disappear. The new version will enter into effect already in the celebrations of the faithful who follow the ancient rite in the next Holy Week.
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Benedict XVI has prepared a draft version of the new prayer, which should be published in the next few days by the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments [sic]. According to some rumors, in the new version, though the passages considered offensive by the Jews have been omitted, the reference to the old aim of the prayer, that of conversion, would nevertheless remain"

It's my hope that the Holy Father does not alter in any way,this prayer from the 62 Missal.