05 February 2008

Another Great Tidbit about Another Favorite Saint

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap.


Padre Pio was ordained priest (Capuchin) on August 10, 1910. He received visible stigmata on September 20, 1918. The Vatican suspended him for a time and issued five decrees against him. From 1931 to 1933 he was not allowed to celebrate Mass publicly or to hear confessions. Pope Pius XI said that he had been "badly misinformed" about Padre Pio.

Even before the end of the Council, in February 1965, someone announced to him that soon he would have to celebrate the Mass according to a new rite, ad experimentum, in the vernacular, which had been devised by a conciliar liturgical commission in order to respond to the aspirations of modern man. Immediately, even before seeing the text, he wrote to Paul VI to ask him to be dispensed from the liturgical experiment, and to be able to continue to celebrate the Mass of St. Pius V. When Cardinal Bacci came to see him in order to bring the authorization, Padre Pio let a complaint escape in the presence of the Pope's messenger: "For pity sake, end the Council quickly" (Rev. Fr. Jean, O.F.M., Cap., "Padre Pio," apud Angelus, May 1999, p. 31).

1 comment:

Jim said...

It would seem here, that like the great Generals of our history in the secular world,Patton, MacArhtur and Shwartskopfe (not sure I spelled that right) we have an example of a liturgical general giving the same type of warning. If men would listen sometimes, the problems we endure for generations would not occur.