Rorate Caeli notes the publication, on the always festive Vatican website, of a letter from Pope Francis to Cdl. Brandmüller on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the Council of Trent. I will cite a couple excerpts and conclude with my own reflections.
“[I]t behooves the Church to recall with more prompt and attentive eagerness the most fruitful doctrine which came out of that Council…. Graciously hearing the very same Holy Ghost, the Holy Church of our age, even now, continues to restore and meditate upon the most abundant doctrine of Trent. As a matter of fact, the “hermeneutic of renewal” (interpretatio renovationis) which Our Predecessor Benedict XVI explained in 2005 before the Roman Curia, refers not only to the Tridentine Council but also to the Vatican Council. The mode of interpretation, certainly, places one honourable characteristic of the Church in a brighter light that is given by the Same Lord (Benedict XVI): “She is a subject which increases in time and develops, yet always remaining the same, the one subject of the journeying People of God” (Christmas Address to the Roman Curia). …
Keep praying, kiddies.