A few days ago, the pope returned from Romania on a plane. Yes, a plane! As we are all aware by now, the pope, planes and interviews are recipes for disasters and this was no different. The cabin oxygen must have dipped as he said that "fundamentalists" want to return to "ashes of the past" and said also that "tradition..is not the container of ashes". Then he carried on about "future".
The Church is called upon to preserve and proclaim Tradition for therein lies the timeless Teachings of Jesus Christ. God's word is timeless as is Our Lord Himself. God is not bound in time. He does not change over time for God does not change. Neither does His word. Neither does Tradition. It is only common sense to understand that.
It's quite possible that the pope uttered that tripe not only as an insult to faithful Catholics, but to pave the way for his tinkering with both the Lord's Prayer and the Gloria. Understand that both were originally uttered by Our Lord Himself and angels respectively. It takes an unbelievable amount of hubris to edit the words of Our Lord Himself. What? Are we to believe that Jesus misspoke when He said "lead us not into temptation"? What's that? A misunderstanding in English? Ain't it funny how the Church got the English wrong for hundreds of years! Goodness! How did the Church ever struggle along without progressives "enlightening" it? Likewise the angelic hosts must have stumbled over their words when they proclaimed that first Gloria.
In two or three months, what else about Sacred Scripture will be considered an "ash of the past"? Will it be the teachings on hell and the final judgment? How about Paul's admonishments regarding sodomy? Who knows?
I do know this. Should this bastardization of the Lord's Prayer be promulgated in US parishes, I will VERY LOUDLY recite the Lord's Prayer as He uttered it. I hope I will not be alone, should it come to that. You can put that in your pipe and smoke it, for anyone interested in ashes. So dear US bishops, if you want to avoid that, then "lead me not into temptation".