tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post8674753225185165956..comments2009-10-08T23:09:51.511-04:00Comments on Summorum Pontificum: Fruits of Summorum Pontificum - Diocese of Altoona...Patrick Archboldhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13230114519933936165noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-14514383310334467682009-08-11T12:24:13.272-04:002009-08-11T12:24:13.272-04:00I've not heard of the traditional Mass of the Roma...I&#39;ve not heard of the traditional Mass of the Roman rite being used for the 1962 Missal Mass..the OF Mass we go to is also a traditional Mass of the Roman rite..we only have ONE RITE with TWO forms..except in Miles Jesu we are bi-ritual.<br />With regard to small children ..at the !962 Missal..Mass there is one child about 3 years old in the congregation on a Sunday..none in the week.<br />At the OF traditional Family Mass in English there are probably over 50 children..Catholic Mom of 10http://www.blogger.com/profile/16693505024823229152noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-8031410217917061452009-06-08T16:57:37.498-04:002009-06-08T16:57:37.498-04:00I heard two different explanations for the priest ...I heard two different explanations for the priest facing the Big Altar instead of his congregation. If, by doing this, he&#39;s facing God then it now seems a little silly for him to face us. After all we have to walk in the same direction to get to Heaven whether we&#39;re ordained or not.<br /><br />When trying to understand this difference in the new Mass I was thinking of a friend of mine who used to belong to the Sierra Club and hike in the mountains. He talked about 3 leaders going on the hike. The first one is the &quot;front leader&quot; who would be ahead of everyone else. They would also have a &quot;middle leader&quot; and even a &quot;rear leader&quot; in the back of the group for stragglers like me. As far as I know they all walk in the same direction as the other hikers. And the leaders don&#39;t walk backwards. <br /><br />(Of course those of us laypeople who don&#39;t have a vocation to the priesthood have ways of serving the Lord-just like the rear &amp; middle leaders.)<br /><br />I noticed that when our priest has his back to us he has a giant-sized cross on his vestment-a great reminder of who the real Boss is. I love seeing him facing the altar so I can see that beautiful cross on his back.<br /><br />I have to admit that attending Mass in a language I don&#39;t speak can be a challenge and a half. Even though I&#39;m a layperson-and a woman-I&#39;d like to brush up on my Latin and learn how to pronounce it the way it&#39;s pronounced in church. I had took Latin in high school, but it was the Classical pronunciation-not the beautiful &quot;church Latin&quot; we hear at Mass.<br /><br />&quot;Sounds&quot; like Fr. Buccione had to take the initiative to learn both the Latin and the movements needed to celebrate Mass the old way.<br /><br />I thought I&#39;d mention there are workshops and materials-such as DVDs-available on how to celebrate or serve the Tridentine Mass in case there are priests and altar servers who are interested. The community my Latin Mass priest belong to-the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter-offers such aids to priests wanting to learn the Extraordinary Mass.<br /><br />Their site in English is: http://www.fssp.org/en/index.htm<br />and their &quot;bookstore&quot; is Fraternity Publications Service and the URL is:<br />http://www.fraternitypublications.com/<br /><br />Fraternity Publications has a lot of good material for lay people who go to the Traditional Mass as well.smartyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18152262648122622544noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-62493853649865809062009-05-02T13:18:00.000-04:002009-05-02T13:18:00.000-04:00Hello Brian, I thought you might enjoy this http:/...Hello Brian,<br />I thought you might enjoy this http://seminarianblog.blogspot.com<br /><br />I wrote it way back in the late 1940s. I was a seminarian at Holy Cross Seminary, Notre Dame, Indiana. <br />Greetings,<br />Charles CingolaniCharleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16789609881681811818noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-70147119983380589992009-04-22T15:39:00.000-04:002009-04-22T15:39:00.000-04:00Yes...there is some confusion about the meaning of...Yes...there is some confusion about the meaning of "solemn" here... the High mass with all of the music and ceremony would be the more solemn Mass it seems! And there is no distinction noted that the Mass with no singing and no response from the people is a Low Mass...but the news is certainly good.Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-86505227775272866972009-04-10T23:43:00.000-04:002009-04-10T23:43:00.000-04:00The comments about "permission" and about the low ...The comments about "permission" and about the low mass being the "more solemn mass" were lifted almost verbatim from the previous Altoona Mirror newspaper article.<BR/><BR/>Otherwise, it was a good article overall.Brian Kopphttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02575906703463685178noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6570809348314913884.post-10090253513114321532009-04-09T14:52:00.000-04:002009-04-09T14:52:00.000-04:00"Diocesan Bishop Joseph V. Adamec gave permission ..."Diocesan Bishop Joseph V. Adamec gave permission to the Rev. Ananias Buccicone, OSB, to celebrate the extraordinary Mass at Queen of Peace on Sunday afternoons."<BR/><BR/>Had the author of the article done his homework, the above sentence would have ended by saying "...although such permission is no longer necessary and was a purely formal gesture on the part of the Bishop." <BR/><BR/>Why do Bishops persist in implementing Ecclesia Dei Afflicta now that Summorum Pontificum has removed even those restrictions?Chironomohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13024533507945352862noreply@blogger.com