Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
The Pope’s wise and generous action helps restore liturgical balance and can assist the Church in preserving her ancient spiritual riches. To which I say, Deo gratias!
Jesuit churches are usually beautiful and this one is no exception. The majority of Jesuit churches in the United Kingdom offer at least one Latin Mass using the novus ordo every Sunday. This they have done continuously for the last forty years. It will be interesting to see if any of them provide the extraordinary Latin rite as well. We live in early days and time will tell. As a highly educated Order they are among the few that could do so with relative ease. Many of their supporters and benefactors will be disappointed if they don't, old and young. I hope we shall be in for a surprise.
FatherI was wondering whether I could ask your advice on requesting Mass in the 'Extraordinary' form; hopefully this might be of assistance to others in the same position.I have worshiped at Westminster Cathedral for seventeen years but have a strong attachment to the pre-Concilliar Rite. Monsignor Langham - who celebrates the Novus Ordo in an exceptionally good and dignified manner - has stated, as regards any celebrations of the older rite at the Cathedral, that: "there were "large and varied" congregations at all of the Sunday Masses and "we cannot compromise their pastoral provision by celebrating" the traditional Mass."I would think that celebrating the Mass in the one language common to all Catholics, Latin, might help unify that diverse array of attendants. I would really like there to be some overt celebration of the Extraordinary Form and not just a service on a Saturday afternoon, once a month - and that in a small side chapel. How should I go about asking for it without sounding aggressive/divisive/snitty/superior/etc or any of the other things that people might like to accuse those like me of being?Your help would be most gratefully appreciated.AMDGMark Bailey
recusant - although Mgr Langham and I differed sharply over the 99 names concert, I think it is fair to say that he is likely to be sympathetic to the idea of allowing a Sunday Mass in the older rite given the changed situation post Summorum Pontificum.This is possibly something that the Latin Mass Society might like to take up - they have the experience to ask in an appropriate way while indicating the strength of support for such a Mass.
You guys should also check out Cherwell, another blog site:http://cherwell.blogspot.com/Looks new and he has something on the new MP.BestPS- sorry Father, I am not trying to promote the competition!
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