I have copied and pasted the following article (in italics) from The Pillar. Cardinal Roche to German bishops: ‘Nein’ to regular lay baptisms and preaching at Mass (pillarcatholic.com)
Whilst I would obviously welcome the Cardinal's intervention, wasn't this same man who was announcing his enormous statement to the BBC less than two weeks ago that the theology of the Church has changed and that a distant priest no longer represents all people because now it is not only the priest who celebrates the liturgy but all those who are baptised with him.
Have I possibly missed something along the way? Has it not really changed or only the bits which suit a flawed and merciless agenda against the old Mass. Surely in the spirit of the Council and the now unspecified changed theology, the Church in Germany (and the Low Countries), which he admits are in decline, is taking on board what the Cardinal, presumably with the ailing Pontiff's approval, has said. I recently entered into correspondence with Frau Monika Rheinschmitt, the Treasurer of Una Voce who told me that in a country so liberal as Germany only 10% of traditional Masses have been lost since Traditiones Custodes. It appears that the implementation of the February rescript and Traditiones Custodes are the least of the Cardinal's problems in Germany. More confusion. Are we who are regarded as needing rehabilitation to be reassured by the Cardinal's words that the Vatican remains open to dialogue?
The prefect for the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship has objected to plans for regular lay baptisms and lay preaching at Masses endorsed by Germany’s controversial “synodal way.”