Thursday, December 6


An Ambrosian Anecdote

From Liturgies of the Primatial Sees, p. 312, citing the Tablet, 4 Sept. 1954:

"It is surprising how ignorant the general public is concerning the Ambrosian rite, and we learn that on the visit of Mussolini to the Cardinal [presumably Dom Ildefonso Schuster] two days before his murder (25 April 1945), the fallen dictator inquired whether the Ambrosian rite implied any doctrinal conflict with the Roman rite, and was surprised when he was told it did not. This was a strange question, as the Cardinal remarked, for one who controlled the destinies of Catholic Italy."

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