Monday, February 4, 2008
Good Friday Just Got Better
According to Catholic News Service, Pope Benedict is amending the Tridentine Good Friday service with regard to its prayers for Jews. The 1962 version has been well publicized for its anti-Jewish character, but appears to be in the process of being completely rewritten. The 1962 version prayed for the conversion of the Jews and referred to their "blindness." The Vatican has not officially confirmed this report, but sources state that the Vatican should officially release this information soon.
Benedict continues to make a better mark on our Church than John Paul II, although it would be better if he could accommodate those lovers of the post-Vatican II liturgy as much as he accommodates pre-Vatican II liturgy lovers. But all in all, his greater tolerance towards thoughtful theologians with whom he disagrees (such as the Dutch Dominicans & Hans Kung) is extremely admirable and step in the right direction.