Reconciliation v. Rupture

The relationship between old and new forms of Mass is like a problematic marriage needing long-suffering, patience, goodwill, and hatred of divorce. Pope Benedict XVI played the part of the kindly counselor interested in reconciling the two parties. Pope Francis appears as a partisan counselor, provoking a rupture in the relationship, although his stated goal is unity.
 

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