Monday, September 17, 2007

SP September 18, 2007

Bagnasco speaks on the Motu Proprio
From the main address of the President of the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI), Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, to the permanent council of the Conference (September 17, 2007).

Roundup of some of the secular reports:
Seattle Times, Times Picayune, and the Birmingham News.

Forty Hours Devotion in Thanksgiving for the Holy Father's Motu Proprio
September 14-16, 2007
In thanksgiving for His Holiness's motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum," the Institute of Christ the King held a Forty Hours devotion in the historical landmark Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago. The Forty Hours Devotion took place over this past weekend, culminating in a most beautiful High Mass on Sunday during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. For pictures of the event, see

Some intersesting comments at Scelata

If I were not employed, and were free to participate where and when and how I would, the Extraordinary Form would not be my first choice.
But now, praise Benedict and the motu proprio, I am at least entitled to ask for that, whereas I am not entitled to ask for the Ordinary Form with the Ordinary sung in Latin.
Or the Ordinary Form with the priest facing ad orientem. Or the Ordinary Form with no jokes. Or the Ordinary Form without being asked to squawk Lord of the Dance. Or the Ordinary Form without a glad-handing rotary convention inserted where the Pax Christi is offered. Or the Ordinary Form where no adolescent in a football jersey will address me from the sanctuary. Or the Ordinary Form with no mention of Jambalaya or sports enthusiasms.

So I am asking for the Extraordinary Form.
And my aspirations are rightful.



Augustine said...

I recommend everyone to donate at least a little to the Shrine of Christ the King's restoration: