Saturday, June 14, 2008

B-16 Bombs English Bishops

Although we don't hear much about it in the USA, the English Bishops have been very firmly opposed to Mass in the Tridentine Rite (Extraordinary Use.)

Rome is not deterred.

In a stunning press conference given in England during his visit to that country, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, said that, according to The Telegraph, all seminaries must teach priests to say the Mass according to the Extraordinary Form. Additionally, he said that this Mass will return to every parish.

...Pope Benedict now clearly intendeds to go much further in promoting the ancient liturgy. Asked whether the Latin Mass would be celebrated in many ordinary parishes in future, Cardinal Castrillon said: "Not many parishes – all parishes. The Holy Father is offering this not only for the few groups who demand it, but so that everybody knows this way of celebrating the Eucharist."

Evidently there will also be a re-branding:

Pope Benedict will reintroduce the old rite – which the Cardinal said should be known as the "Gregorian Rite" - even where the congregation has not asked for it.


It may take more than a few years for that to happen in Milwaukee.


Anonymous said...

You are right it may take a while for Milwaukee but anecadotally I have heard that many rural, farm-town, parishes in the La Crosse diocese are gearing up towards offering the "Gregorian" form once a week, once a month, etc.

Phelony Jones said...

I had heard about the extraordinary form in LaCrosse. In fact a friend of mine mentioned that when she moved here to MKE she was really disappointed - one that the churches were so libera and two that none of them offered extraordinary form. Good for LaCrosse.