Mar 7, 2009

Latin Masses still hard to find in Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Tridentine Latin Masses are still hard to find in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, reported the online California Catholic Daily in a must-see article on March 3 (click on this post's title).

It turns out that the archdiocese sold Daniel Murphy High School and, beginning February 9, had the chapel there "dismantled." This was reported in the February 20 Tidings.

A regularly scheduled Latin Mass used to be celebrated in that chapel, but no more.

The California Catholic Daily report has the latest on the few places where the Tridentine Latin Mass is celebrated in our Archdiocese. Be sure to read it.

Sure would be nice if the officials of a certain Archdiocese I could name would be even halfway generous in complying with our Holy Father's wish that the Latin Mass be in every parish.

And the argument that "nobody wants" the Latin Mass is COMPLETELY PHONY.

The powers that be in the American Church, from the bishops on down to the seminaries and the parish level, have done everything possible for the past 40 years to stamp out the Latin Mass and to blot out all memory and understanding of it.

They have even falsely implied to lay Catholics, and sometimes have even falsely told them, that Vatican II got rid of the Latin Mass. They have also falsely insinuated that it is "bad."

So the American hierarchy and clergy extirpate the Latin Mass for two generations and then say nobody wants it. They have MADE SURE that most Catholics do not ask for it, because most Catholics do not have any idea of what they are missing and have no way of finding out.

The honest, and pastoral, thing for our hierarchy and clergy to do would be to reintroduce the Latin Mass themselves and give Catholics a fair and honest chance to see if they like it.

Anyone who brags about "diversity" in our Masses, how many languages in which our Masses are said, is NOT practicing "diversity" when it comes to one language -- Latin, the universal language of Mass from the 4th century to the 20th, and one our Pope wishes to resuscitate.


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

My parish is one of I think 3 locations

Ss Peter and Paul in Wilmington at 6:30 am Su, and I'm not sure about weekday Masses

St. Therese, Sundays @ 1pm

I can't remember the other one, but it's only the 2nd Sunday of the Month.

12:12 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

Great post. We no longer have to drive 45 minutes on Sunday.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You couldn't have said it better. I grew up during the period where the hierarchy was teaching us that anything pre-Vatican II was bad and that if you desired the old ways, you'd better get with the program. My parents stopped attending Mass because of this attitude.

Cardinal Mahony has fought allowing the TLM for years and has even out and out lied about the nature of the permission.

The chapel at Daniel Murphy HS was quite pretty, the altar especially. It hadn't been wreckovated too much. The altar rail had been removed and a people's altar installed, but the rest of the chapel was intact. I wonder what they did with all the furnishings? It is really said. The TLM there was quite well attended with a very diverse group of people -- white, black, asian, young, old. People participated in the singing of the responses at Mass and familiar latin hymns. If I remember correctly, Lauds was also chanted before Mass. This is really a shame.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe of St. Therese,

Thank you very much for the info!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Rita,

Thanks for your kind words. And it's great that you and your family don't have a long drive anymore.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 1:06 p.m.,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents; they and quite a few other Catholics who have reacted the same way need our prayers.

What an injustice for bishops and priests to have told faithful Catholics that what they, and their Catholic ancestors through the ages, believed and practiced all their lives was all wrong.

Thank you for reporting about the chapel at Daniel Murphy H.S. Keep your happy memories of it always and bring them to mind often when you pray.

Someday the wreckovators and their wreckovations will be gone, and "pre-Vatican" ways will return. It is already happening.

7:36 PM  

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