Jul 10, 2010

Happy Third Anniversary, Summorum Pontificum! Many happy returns!

On Saturday 7 July 2007 Pope Benedict XVI issued an Apostolic Letter on the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of 1962. Click on this post's title for the unofficial Vatican Information Service translation of the official Latin text.

Here are resources for the Traditional Latin Mass:

It's great to hear from many sources that around the USA and the world, more and more seminarians and young priests are learning the Traditional Latin Mass / Extraordinary Form Mass.

It's also great to recall that Pope Benedict XVI has asked seminaries to teach Latin so seminarians will be able to say the Latin Mass and sing Gregorian Chant.

But as we know, many in our hierarchy and clergy had their formation in the 1960's and 1970's. Those were the worst "spirit [sic] of Vatican II" / "new [sic] theology" / loosey-goosey decades of dissent and "throw the baby out with the bath water" error.

Sadly, too many of those members of the hierarchy and clergy are still stuck in that remote, bygone, irrelevant era. They need to update themselves.

They need to see that young people have good ideas. They need to open their minds to new ideas, fresh ideas.

Our hierarchy and clergy need to drop their rigidity and their prejudices against the Latin Mass. They need to start learning about the Latin Mass and all it has to offer themselves and all our fellow Catholics.

They need to become more pastoral and start fostering the Latin Mass in their dioceses and their parishes.

Change is hard for some people. But our hierarchy and clergy need to stop being afraid of change. They need to try new things.

That's what Summorum Pontificum is all about.


Blogger RCAltarBoy said...

As an "old-timer" Roman Catholic who served Traditional Latin Masses back in the early to mid-1960's, I don't see Latin Masses as any change, rather, a "return-to-the-good-ol'-days". And the word "change" reminds me of obama, and that's no good memory or thought at all. There are a lot of us here in Texas who attend Latin Masses, and seek out those Churches who celebrate Mass in Latin ONLY. I do pray, and hope, that those of you, and maybe the younger of ya'll most of all, who haven't had the blessing of the Traditional Latin Mass, get to have that. It was such a blessing to serve our Lord in Latin, with the Altar facing away from the people, and I pray you, too, get that blessing in your life. God Bless all of you.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Q,
are you letting this blog die? what's up?

2:16 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear RCAltarBiy,

Thank you for writing, and it's so good to hear you speak of your love for the Traditional Latin Mass.

May that Mass prosper, as the Holy Father wishes and as every shepherd should wish.

God bless you!

8:41 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 2:16 p.m.,

Thank you very, very much for asking!

I've just posted a message (today, November 4)saying I'll be posting again now, when I can.

Thank you for caring about Ole Q's blogspot!

8:43 PM  

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