Feb 25, 2007
"I think if the Mass is freed, it'll be a new springtime for the Church," says John Ambs, 42, about the Tridentine Latin Mass. He, his wife Lucy and their three kids attend an indult Mass at St. Alphonsus Church on Saratoga Street in Baltimore -- the parish's best-attended Mass.
This quote and the photo above are from an article in today's Baltimore Sun (click on this post's title), which Allen O'Donnell of Nebraska kindly sent along.
The article has some inaccuracies, but it is positive overall.
"I don't see the purpose in outlawing a Mass," says Elise Phair, 21, in the same article. She calls the Tridentine Latin Mass an "overwhelming spiritual experience, because it's so reverent." She adds, "There's another level there that I don't find at other Masses."
You might already know about the following resources for the Tridentine Latin Mass:
The Latin Mass Magazine
Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei
Una Voce America
Adoremus, Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy
What are the odds that Pope Benedict XVI will allow universal celebration of the Tridentine Rite? And if the Holy Father should do so, what are the odds that Cardinal Mahony will cooperate and go along with it? (That second question is a rhetorical one.)