Jul 9, 2007

The Tridentine parish, and other considerations

Let us hope and pray that the Motu Proprio's provision for a bishop to establish a Tridentine parish does not become a way out for the bishops to shove everyone who loves that Mass into one parish and to stifle celebration of that Mass in the rest of the parishes.

Let us hope and pray that any Tridentine parishes they might establish are not in high-crime downtown areas, remote rural areas, high school chapels, convent chapels, hospital chapels and other inconvenient places.

And let us not put up with them scheduling such Masses at inconvenient times -- early morning, mid-afternoon, late evening. Let them turn a regular Sunday Mass into a Tridentine one. And what would be wrong, in a parish with two daily Masses, with making one Tridentine?

7 Comments:

Blogger frjim said...

here we go........
demands and preparing ourselves for unreasonable responses,
presuming illwill on the part of others......

let us read the Gospel again and listen to the disciples who ask Jesus to call down fire on the samaritan town who refused to welcome him and do as Jesus did....
move on....

God has and will provide

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

FRJIM,

Quintero is not presuming anything. He's praying that the status quo for the majority of dioceses does not continue.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Father Jim,

Thank you very much for your spiritual counsel, and thank you very much for being a priest.

You're so right that we must never condemn or presume ill will.

What I said was based factually on what many bishops have sctually done in the past 40 years.

It took a Pope's intervention (Ecclesia Dei) to get some bishops to allow the T.L.M. at all, and many responded reluctantly and exactly as I described.

Nowhere did I call down fire on anyone. I'm just saying we need to be ready for foot-dragging and other dodges from the reluctant.

That is being prudent, not condemning. The past often is prologue, after all.

A good rule for all of us, and especially me, is to remember the counsel a Trappist is once said to have given: "Always presume the other fellow is holier than you."

Let us pray for each other and for everyone who visits this blog.

Thank you again, Father, for giving us the gift of your priesthood. May God bless you very much, and everyone you help.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Mike,

Thank you very much for your kind words for ole Q! God bless --

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let us hope and pray that any Tridentine parishes they might establish are not in high-crime downtown areas, remote rural areas, high school chapels, convent chapels, hospital chapels and other inconvenient places."

Inconvenient as in a mausoluem like in San Diego??

9:41 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 9:41 a.m.,

Wow -- that scheduling is not exactly the "wide and generous" response to Ecclesia Dei that Pope John Paul II requested, is it?

Sounds as if he should have ordered, not requested, or the bishops should have interpreted his request as an order --in a word, as authoritative. He was the Holy Father, after all, and they were supposed to obey him.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. said...

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God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc., www.crcoa.com

4:34 PM  

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