Friday, June 7, 2019

Cardinal Pujats: “I’m a Traditionalist and I Informed the Pope of This in a Letter

[Gloria.tv]  "I'm a traditionalist and I informed the Pope of this in a letter I sent to him through the Nunciature," Latvian Cardinal Janis Pujats told Polonia Christiana on 4 June. Pujats added that the discipline of the sacraments should be observed in the Church, especially regarding the Sacrament of Matrimony. He pointed out that the Church must not imitate the sins of the world and, for example, bless homosexual couples. Pujats also explained that sexual atheism is more dangerous than Communist atheism.

Pujats criticized that in many churches very few stand in line for confession, but all go to communion. Quote: "I never allowed that in my church." The communion queues introduced after the Council produce a group pressure so that the people feel obliged to go to communion in order not to stand out, the Cardinal explains. Pujats warned that the priests will be held responsible before God for this abuse.

Pujats is critical of the transition from Latin to the national languages because many things have been lost in the process. Many teachings regarding the liturgy, dogmatics or morality were formulated very precisely in Latin over the centuries. These pearls were only translated to a limited extent. After the Council, the professors in the seminars did not take these things very serious and their seminarians cared even less about them.

The Cardinal explained that discipline and order have to prevail in a seminary. The environment in the seminary must be different from that in the world. Otherwise, the candidates for the priesthood enter the seminary as laymen and also leave it as such. Pujats wishes a monastic discipline in the seminary where the best spiritual fathers are educated. Future priests should be holy. Only then we will see positive effects.

H/t: Canon212

AMDG



14 comments:

David O'Neill said...

Good to have such an honest Cardinal

Peter W said...
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Constantine said...

It would have been better to say nothing. Now the Pope knows not to trust him, and who is his enemy. The Pope does the same with his enemies. He doesn't show his cards, but lets people to only guess his motives. People can guess he is a traditionalist by the way he votes at the next synod. But they cannot guess if the cardinal is a traditionalist for all issues or some, unless he volunteers the information.

JBQ said...

@Constantine: This is a "dictator pope". That means dossiers on everyone possible.

Tancred said...

He’s almost 90. What’s Bergoglio going to do?

Anonymous said...

Pujats should told this to JPII. AMEN.

Bernonensis said...

Wonderful ,Your Eminence! Where have you been the past fifty years?

PW said...
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Casuariensis said...

Good man Cardinal. The Church needs more of your calibre.

Anonymous said...

Too bad he's 88. Can't help much.

I wonder where are all the voices of the so called "traditionalists" etc. among the Cardinals, Bishops, to condemn Bergoglio for his changing the words of the Lord's prayer (in place for 2,000 years), and the Gloria?

I haven't heard Burke's whinning voice speaking up on any of this, or other graver matters.

Damian Malliapalli

Anonymous said...

https://spiritdailyblog.com/news/pope-laments-current-culture-of-insults-church-propadanga

Tancred said...

At least he’s not a Neo-Pelagian who’s breeding rabbits and causing global warming!

Tancred said...

Probabaly teaching, saying Mass and admonishing, resisting globohomo.

Peter W said...
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