Monday, July 27, 2015

Two guys, EF and OF, walk into a bar...I mean sacristy....

After getting and perusing the July/Aug. issue of the New Oxford Review, I read a lovely little piece of parabolic fiction by Deacon W. Patrick Cunningham of San Antonio. Deacon apparently attended the Indy Colloquium in 2014 and was moved to imagine what a conversation the characters OF and EF would have (with moderator.) It's clever, not at all excessively scholarly or protracted. The central focus of the article regards how each rite "informs" the other, as Cunningham was invoking PEmeritus B16's motu of '07. I hope to have the Review's permission to link this forum and the Café to the entire article within a couple of days. The good deacon assiduously avoids the snark that often attends such compare/contrast discussions, and actually the article could serve as a bridge not only for RotR, but perhaps actualizing the pastoral choice to celebrate the Vetus Ordo.

I would like to credit Mr. Pieter Vree and the staff of the "New Oxford Review" for their kind courtesy in allowing early release of the article.

Here is the article