Writer insists that adding luminous mysteries to the Rosary was a mistake

Ecclesiastical tradition precludes “creativity,” since the very notion of tradition—traditio— involves handing down what one has already received. Nor was it “courageous” for the Pope to change the Rosary, since courage is “the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.”  John Paul II was not facing any danger, fear or vicissitude that required him to change the Rosary. On the other hand, if the danger or fear arises from the change itself, precisely because the Rosary has been “a signature method of Catholic prayer for centuries,” then are we not dealing with an act that is reckless rather than courageous?

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