A CARDINAL ARCHBISHOP unafraid to encourage experiment must not lack the courage to prevent excesses. Archbishop Alfrink of Utrecht lost no time in resorting to suspension when the practice of inter: denominational concelebration of the Eucharist was resumed in his diocese despite prior prohibition.
Hands that have been thrown up in horror about "goings-on" in Holland can be used on this occasion to salute that country's hierarchy. Their action has alerted progressives elsewhere that experimentation — a necessary postConciliar activity — defeats its own end when self-contradictory actions are attempted.
If a Protestant minister really meant the same thing by the words of consecration as a Roman Catholic priest, no mere experiments would be necessary. Unity would be an accomplished fact. To conjure it up by sleight of hand is an insult to both Churches.