Feb 25, 2007

"Catholics clamor for [Tridentine Mass]"

"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.)


Anonymous Anthony said...

The celebrant in that photo is Msgr. Art Bastress of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he was pastor of my parish when I was a teenager/young adult.

One thing I miss about being so far from Baltimore is Fr. B's beautiful celebration of the liturgy, you should also hear him sing!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anthony,

Thank you very much for telling about Msgr. Art Bastress and his celebration of Holy Mass. I'm sure he appreciated you as a good parishioner.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

I wasn't that good of a parishoner back then, he was a big part of helping me find my way back the faith.

3:32 PM  

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