Thursday, September 6, 2007

Summorum Pontificum September 6, 2007

An Exciting Time To Be Catholic!
Damian Thompson hits the nail on the head.

Traditional Latin Mass has a devoted following in Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Msgr. Joseph F. Schaedel opens up a can of know what on the CNS artile by Fr. Daly
Some pearls:

To begin with, Catholic News Service is operated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is certainly inappropriate for any columnist—particularly a priest—to use CNS as a forum to vent about or to second-guess a recent decision made by the Holy Father.
The moto proprio takes effect on Sept. 14. No one is in a position to second-guess the decision before it even takes effect, much less to criticize it simply based on very limited (and evidently flawed) personal experience or personal preference.
But my own experience makes me certain that Father Daly was wrong when he wrote: “But almost nobody will come.”

He and others who jump to the same conclusions need to “wake up and smell the incense.”
Father Z. has the lowdown on the obstacles, barriers, disincentives, encumbrances, efforts to hamper, hindrances norms set down by the diocese of Cincinnati for celebrating the Extraordinary Form.