Friday, October 19, 2007

SP October 19, 2007

Tridentine Mass II: An apology

By Rev. Peter J. Daly

I'm sorry.

Some weeks ago I wrote a column about the recent "motu proprio" from Rome permitting wider celebration of the Tridentine Mass (The Tidings, Aug. 17).

In 20 years of writing columns I never got so much angry mail. The only columns that even came close were about gun control and immigration.
The old Latin ritual was universal. No matter where you were, from Korea to Chicago, it was the same. Its universality united us and set us apart.

On conservative Catholic blogs my name has been mud. I have been called everything from a heretic to a fool.

I'm sorry if I offended anyone. And it may surprise my correspondents, but I actually agree with many of them.

“The use of the Latin language is to be preserved”
Will Benedict XVI’s motu proprio result in more Tridentine Masses in California?

Lecture on the Motu Proprio