tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post8103111253880768902..comments2009-10-08T23:09:51.818-04:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: SP January 22, 2008Patrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-50011313947674596102008-01-24T10:38:00.000-05:002008-01-24T10:38:00.000-05:00David... are you saying here that the Pope has bee...David... are you saying here that the Pope has been saying Mass Ad Orientem for the past 40+ years, and nobody has bothered to notice? There are perhaps Priests in Rome who do so, but the portable altar has been used in the Sistine Chapel since the early 1970's, and since that time, neither Pope Paul VI nor JPII ever said Mass Ad Orientem, at least not in public. It is a big deal because the Pope leads by example. And the excitement about this issue is not only from Americans...Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-42292126955433631662008-01-22T17:00:00.000-05:002008-01-22T17:00:00.000-05:00It seems that it’s mostly Americans who have gotte...It seems that it’s mostly Americans who have gotten excited about the Pope facing the altar during his Mass in the Sistine Chapel on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.<BR/><BR/>Any elderly resident of Rome who has been attending early morning Mass every day at St. Peter’s, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major or St. Paul’s Outside the Walls has been attending such Masses -- day in, day out. For the last 50 years! The Pope did not perform some breathtaking act of liturgical derring-do. In Rome, that’s just how it’s done. Period. No big deal! What’s the excitement about here? <BR/><BR/>Yet when the Pope goes to one of the parishes in his diocese to celebrate in the parish church with his people, as their bishop, he will most likely be standing at a detached altar facing the people. In Rome, that’s just how it’s done. Period. No big deal! What’s the excitement about here?<BR/><BR/>Perspective. We need to view things from a perspective that is wider than our own, perhaps limited, experience.David Agercervarumnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-8362518839301853842008-01-22T13:31:00.000-05:002008-01-22T13:31:00.000-05:00Just so you know, the Radecki brothers are sedevac...Just so you know, the Radecki brothers are sedevacantists (part of CMRI). The article doesn't make that clear.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com