Video – Fr Maximilian – The Cornerstone #19: O Felix Culpa?
At the Easter Vigil, when the Deacon sings out the Exultet of St. Ambrose, he intones those words which seem to undo the entire Franciscan thesis: "O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam which gained for us such a redeemer." Does this prove the Franciscans wrong? Is Holy Mother Church inviting us to rejoice at Adam's fall? Find out in this episode.
Text and history of the Exultet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exsultet