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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

First thoughts on the Apostolic Exhortation

In no particular order:
  1. He had me at Footnote 1: "Cf. Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae III, q. 73, a. 3."
  2. The word "condemn" appears only once (n. 7), and not in a viscerally satisfying way.
  3. Motu proprios are way shorter.
  4. Continuing a long tradition with apostolic exhortations, there is no mention of tiger quolls.
  5. This strikes me as an unwieldy document, in the literal sense of being difficult to roll up and hit someone with.
  6. Current odds-on favorite for "first thing to be founded with the words 'Sacramentum Caritatis' in the title": an organization to teach the faithful to recite the more common prayers in Latin, and also to sing parts of the liturgy to Gregorian chant.