Mar 12, 2008

Here's an idea for Youth Day in next year's Religious Education Congress

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?


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

An excellent Idea Q, excellent. I might actually attend Congress if this happened....And also if I might add, we can add the TLM to the Liturgies as well.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Thanks for your Blog ;) God Bless you

4:43 PM  

This is a great idea maybe we could ge a petition going and send it over to Cardinal Mahoney.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great idea! I have found that many parishoners don't even know that they have a right to this form of the mass. Of course, there was no discussion of the MP in our parish, nothing in the bulletin. So when I approached my pastor to request it, he said I was only the second person, and that basically it would "never" happen in this parish (although I said that if a group requested it, he then said "we'll see then".). In July it will be one year, and I don't see much progress in my diocese (San Diego). Just not sure how to rally folks, or if that is stepping out of bounds.....

11:28 AM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

First, before you can make room for the Mass of the Ages, don't you have to even get the REC to use the word "Mass" in the first place?

See my thoughts from last year on this subject.

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

High school teens en-masse at the Youth Day would not do well sitting through a celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Besides, there aren't kneelers in the arena.

It would be better to suggest having the Ordinary Form celebrated in Latin sometime during the weekend at the adult Congress. There are all sorts of ethnic varieties of Mass, complete with hideous costumes. Why not Latin?

2:30 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Christian,

God bless you, too, and thanks for your kind comment!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep wondering why a Latin Tridentine Mass which was legitimately requested by a good size group had to be cancelled. This Mass was reverently and correctly celebrated at St. Peter Chanel in Hawaiian Gardens for several months. About 200 people attended each Sunday afternoon. The official story is that the Provincial of the order had required this cancellation. Could it be that the local diocese also objcted to this Tridentine Mass. I have no evidence of this only wondering???

4:09 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 4:09 p.m.,

That's an interesting question you raise. Let's hope the Archdiocese did not object to the Latin Mass.

9:18 PM  

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