Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Good Friday Prayer

RORATE CAELI has the new version of the prayer in Latin and an unofficial translation.

Doctor Alcuin Reid:

Roma locuta est: causa finita est. This traditional maxim of Catholic life needs to be remembered. It refers to the right of the Holy See – and most specifically of the Sovereign Pontiff – to decide on matters of discipline and governance of the Church. Once the arguments have been duly heard and the Supreme Authority decides, loyal Catholics obey: even if they personally disagree about the prudence or otherwise of a decision.

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