tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post7959944948701184291..comments2009-10-08T23:10:25.554-04:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: Advocatus Diaboli: The Demand SidePatrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-72078165475835438112008-08-24T20:50:00.000-04:002008-08-24T20:50:00.000-04:00"I think analyzing this from the standpoint of mea...<I>"I think analyzing this from the standpoint of measuring demand fails to look at where the Pope is leading."</I><BR/><BR/>...which is why demand is not the only issue being examined in this series, as suggested in the opening statement. Its purpose is to review that which is to be overcome in implementing <I>Summorum Pontificum</I>. It is implicit, if not stated outright, that said implementation is part of a larger plan. While the need is for all, the meeting of that need will be driven (as it has been) by those who desire it most, and by those who would provide for them. I regret this was not sufficiently clear.<BR/><BR/>Thank you, sir, for the link to the faithful in the lovely town of Patton, Pennsylvania, which I regret I could not visit this year.David L Alexanderhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13871706129906941567noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-701657704037066172008-08-24T19:22:00.000-04:002008-08-24T19:22:00.000-04:00I think analyzing this from the standpoint of meas...I think analyzing this from the standpoint of measuring demand fails to look at where the Pope is leading. Look at the recent quotes from Cardinal Hoyos:<BR/><BR/><I>Asked whether the Latin Mass would be celebrated in many ordinary parishes in future, Cardinal Castrillon said</I>: “Not many parishes – all parishes. The Holy Father is offering this <B>not only for the few groups who demand it, but so that everybody knows this way of celebrating the Eucharist</B>.” <BR/><BR/>“All this liturgical richness, all this spiritual richness, and all the prayers so well-preserved during the centuries, all of this is offered by the Rome of today for all. As a gift for all, it is not a gift merely for the so-called traditionalists. No, it is a gift for the whole Catholic Church"...<BR/><BR/><I>The cardinal said that <B>parishes and priests should make available the Extraordinary Form so that</B></I> “everyone may have access to this treasure of the ancient liturgy of the Church.” <I>He also stressed that,</I> <B>“even if it is not specifically asked for, or requested” it should be provided</B>. ...so that “young communities can also become familiar with this rite.” <BR/><BR/>Obviously, the Pope and Cardinal Hoyos envision that those who have no desire for the TLM to be exposed to it and therefore to begin to desire it. <BR/><BR/>On the other hand, I have a written request on my desk for the TLM for a local parish here with 50 signatures on it (we're waiting for the clarification from PCED to submit it.) <BR/><BR/>About a half dozen of these individuals who signed have attended the private TLM offered 35 miles away in Patton (see http://latininpatton.blogspot.com/ ). <BR/><BR/>For the rest, 35 miles away on country roads they don't know is just too daunting. Most of these people are in their 70's and 80's, and may drive to the local store, their doctor appointments, and their local parish. A 35 mile trip one way is just out of the question for many of them. <BR/><BR/>But again, its not a question of demand, but creating it, if Cardinal Hoyos' quotes are an accurate representation of the will of the Holy Father.Brian Kopphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02575906703463685178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-51122234083720340672008-08-20T10:37:00.000-04:002008-08-20T10:37:00.000-04:00My wife and I are building a small chapel in Hills...My wife and I are building a small chapel in Hillsbourough NC.<BR/>About 15 miles from Chapel Hill.<BR/>Are there any priests out there who would like to come and live in the house we will provide with the chapel, and offer the Gregorian Rite Mass, or Traditional Latin Mass?<BR/>We own 23 beautiful and secluded wooded acres and it would be a wonderful spot for a priest to live.<BR/>We of course will provide financial renumeration, room and board and all the vestments and altar furnishings.<BR/>I can be reached at <BR/>danphunter1@aol.com<BR/>thank you and God bless you<BR/>This of course would be done with His Excellencys permission.Dan Hunterhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14823464458933233001noreply@blogger.com