Tuesday, September 25, 2007

SP Varia

Montreal priests say they're in no rush to return to Latin in masses
Pope's decree 'not relevant,' hasn't even come up for discussion, one pastor says

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius of Chicago (www.societycantius.org) now provide online instruction in sacred liturgical music on their new website: WWW.SANCTAMISSA.ORG/EN/MUSIC. These articles on sacred liturgical music explain the musical rubrics as they pertain to the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962 Missale Romanum).

Implementing Summorum Pontificum at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC)


Anonymous said...

Please note the Montreal priest interviewed is pastor of a church occasionally attended by pro-abortion former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin. His opinion is less than credible!

Charles A. Coulombe said...

When you consider how the Church in Quebec has imploded, precisely because of its lackluster clergy, anything they say against tradition is less than credible. I am quite sure that none of his brother priests have discussed it with them, nor that any of the remaining laity would talk to him.

Chironomo said...

I'm a little puzzled, again... if none of the priests are talking about it, and presumably the Bishop is not talking about it, how do they know that the people don't care for it? Did they ask one or two peole who said "never again"? This seems to be a very "anecdotal" response if you will, and if anything it shows the lack of interest of the clergy, not of the faithful.

kat said...

Most people think that if they already knows the answer and grief they would get if they asked some of these "progressive" priests and bishops, then they won't bother. What's the point? Self torture?

stambrose said...

Yeah well, apparently there isn't much demand for the new Mass there either. Does anyone in French Canada go to Mass anymore? I went to the main Sunday morning Mass at the cathedral in Quebec city once last year and there were maybe 50 people there at the most.