Mar 12, 2008
Here's a great idea for next year's Religious Education Congress: On Youth Day, have a Tridentine Latin Mass (as in the photo above).
Prepare the young Catholics of our Archdiocese of Los Angeles ahead of time for their first-ever Tridentine Latin Mass by teaching them about it with excellent materials, including videos, from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (click on this post's title) and similar sources.
It does not make sense, after all, to stamp out and badmouth the Tridentine Latin Mass for 40 years, causing reduced demand for it, and then to say, "See, there's no demand for it." People can see right through that dodge.
Let young Catholics learn -- objectively -- about the Latin Mass and attend it at the Religious Education Congress. According to liberals' ideology, they won't like it; so there's nothing for liberals to fear from exposing young people to it.
Of course, if a lot of young Catholics attend the Tridentine Latin Mass and quite a few do like it, then the only fair and pastoral thing to do is to allow them to request it back home and to urge pastors and principals to grant their requests.
Great idea, no? What do you think? If you like it, please let me know, and then write the Cardinal and the REC in favor of it. Tell them ole Quintero sent you. Why shouldn't the REC diversify by having a Tridentine Latin Mass?