POPE FRANCIS: "I have chosen the date of 8 December because of its rich meaning in the recent history of the Church. In fact, I will open the Holy Door on the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council."Misericordiae Vultus, BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
HISTORY REWRITTEN - TO FIT BROTHER TONY'S SCHEDULE
As usual, every communication from this diseased chancery is reason to question.
The communication states that the Archdiocese of Agana will commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Closing of the Second Vatican Council on January 6, 2016. It also says that the same Liturgy will observe the promulgation of the Conciliar Decree, Ad Gentes.
Apparently history had to be rewritten to compensate for Brother Tony's travel plans or someone just thought of this at the last minute, since the Universal Catholic Church ALREADY celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Closing of the Second Vatican Council on December 8, 2015 - a date chosen by Pope Francis to open THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY.
Moreover, the Fiftieth Anniversary of the promulgation of the decree, Ad Gentes, was December 7, 2015. So we're a month late on that as well.
Brother Tony says that he is calling this special celebration "per the instructions communicated to us by the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to all the missionary dioceses scattered throughout the world."
Why would the Vatican Congregation call for such an anniversary celebration in a year and month different than when these events actually happened and completely different than when the rest of the Universal Catholic Church and the pope himself actually celebrated them?
Anyway, Brother Tony wants you all to cancel your Masses for that day and run down to the Cathedral so you can pose as a backdrop to another "make me look wonderful" photo op - even if the date has NOTHING to do with what he says it does. But then it's a different church, isn't it.
As for me and mine, we'll be celebrating the REAL Feast of the Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, on that day. But certainly not at what used to be the Cathedral.
Posted by Tim