Sep 5, 2007

Archbishop: Latin Mass not relic or reversion to the past

Yesterday (Sept. 4) the Catholic News Agency reported (click on this post's title) that Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Birmingham, England, said this to the Latin Mass Society last week in Oxford:

"Please remember that what you study here is not a relic, not a reverting to the past, but part of the living tradition of the Church. It is, therefore, to be understood and entered into in the light of that living tradition today."

Something for all of us to cite to those foes of the Latin Mass who continue to object to, belittle and misrepresent it even after the Pope's motu proprio.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a glimmer of hope for Angelenos:. SS Peter and Paul's in Wilmington ( near the 110 frwy...important info to traffic afflicted Angelenos ) served by the Norbatine priests, will likely begin the Extraordinary Form of the Mass the first Sunday in Advent on a trial basis provided there are regularly 125 of the faithful in attendance. The notice just appeared this morning in the Church bulletin, and by 10:00 a.m., 46 parishoners had already signed their committment to regularly attend the Extraordinary Form at least 3 Sundays a month. This glorious parish, also, celebrates the most reverent of Novus Ordo Masses in Latin, Spanish and English. Today, the Pater Noster sung solo from the choir loft, seemed so humble and reverent yet majestic and full as to reach all the way to heaven and carry all within the church along, too!

Another suggestion: listed on the archdiocese website, is a "roving" Tridentine Mass monthly in 4 different locations in the archdiocese from Covina to San Pedro, downtown, and Santa Paula. You'll also find on the website a long list of just about every vernancular mass imaginable ( including sign language ) and cultural identity masses......but not a one in Latin.

Please keep us Angelenos in your prayers.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do hope that the so-called "Indult Masses" will be discontinued now that there is no longer a need to have recourse to the indult. Let the Traditional-Latin-Mass community now go to the Extraordinary Form Masses in the parishes, like SS Peter and Paul and Old Mission San Buenaventura in Ventura. The beauty of this is that one of two things will happen--by being dilluted, the Latin Mass community will die out by attrition or, if there is great demand for the "Tridentine" Mass, the Latin Mass community in the parishes will grow. It's a bit of a craps shoot, but let's see what happens

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Ol' Q hasn't written any glowing (or gloating) pieces about a plethora of "Tridentine" Masses in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I'm guessing that Summorum Pontificum is a yawner here.

7:50 AM  

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