Monday, December 10, 2007

SP December 10, 2007

By Patrick Archbold

Traditional Mass Concluding Triduum in Honor of the Immaculate Conception
On Friday, December 7, Father George Rutler celebrated a magnificent Traditional liturgy in Our Saviour's Church, New York.

Basilica of Lisieux to offer ancient Roman liturgy?
"The first celebration [of the ancient form of the Roman liturgy] will be held Sunday, December 16 at 9:00am by Mgr. Lagoutte, Rector of the Basilica of Lisieux. As of January, a Tridentine Mass could be celebrated regularly."

What's In A Name?
Forum: Why aren't people using the terms the Pope used?

Una Voce Holy Mass and Meeting News, December 8, 2007
Una Voce Northern Alabama sponsored the celebration of Holy Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church.


David L Alexander said...

"Forum: Why aren't people using the terms the Pope used?"

I'll give you the short answer here. The long one will have to wait until I write it at my blog.

They don't use it because it's... well, people ASSUME that the Holy Father gave the names "ordinary" and "extraordinary" to the two different forms of the Roman Rite. He did not. These were not titles, but designations of their juridical status relative to each other. Most people read papal decrees to find what the "bullet points" they're looking for, and call it a day. They should actually READ the motu proprio as if it had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Somewhere in the process, people will learn the names that each form of the Mass already had.

(Hey, that answer wasn't so short, was it? But it was good, huh?)