To: monkapotamus; NYer; Salvation; All; y'all
The apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist, according to the same sources, has already been finished by Pope Benedict XVI and is being translated into the different languages in which it will be presented. The document, which sources say will be issued after January 15, reaffirms the Churchs commitment to a celibate priesthood, encourages the use of Latin in liturgical celebrations, and even requests that seminarians learn the language as part of their formation. It will also promote the recovery of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphonic music as a replacement to modern music, which would result in a gradual elimination of musical instruments that are inappropriate for the solemnity and reverence of the Eucharistic celebration.
Wow! God bless Pope Benedict! This is almost too good to be true
posted on 12/15/2006 11:27:02 AM PST
by Nihil Obstat
(viva il papa)
This would be very good. With the exception of a very few small traditionalist groups within the Church, I wonder what kind of response they will get from the priesthood itself? How many priests will be willing to learn the Tridentine Mass?
posted on 12/15/2006 11:39:56 AM PST
by brooklyn dave
(Dhimmis better not be Dhummis!!!!------or else!!!)
Unnamed sources, again.
I'm (not really, but play along) from Missouri.
posted on 12/15/2006 11:41:09 AM PST
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posted on 12/15/2006 12:19:25 PM PST
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It seems to me that we need a concentrated educational effort aimed at reintroducing Latin to parishoners. An art curator tried to start such a group at my parish, but his schedule changed unexpectedly.
posted on 12/15/2006 12:21:11 PM PST
It will also promote the recovery of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphonic music as a replacement to modern music, which would result in a gradual elimination of musical instruments that are inappropriate for the solemnity and reverence of the Eucharistic celebration.
Thank you St. Cecilia and St. Gregory the Great!
posted on 12/15/2006 12:26:56 PM PST
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Another interesting thought someone gave as a possible reason for the Pope wanting to "regularize" the Tridentine Rite (for want of a better term!!): the Pope wants very much to improve relations with the Orthodox Churches, and heal the divide which seperates them. One could say, with some legitimacy, that the Orthodox Churches would have more difficulty seeing the Pope as being sincere when he continues to allow the supression of the older, more orthodox rite within the the Latin Church itself. In other words - heal thyself, and then get back with us!!
Hence, Benedict may have several rather complex reasons for wanting to address the situation with the Tridentine Rite, and getting the SSPX back into the fold may be only one of them.
posted on 12/15/2006 11:45:10 PM PST
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posted on 12/16/2006 6:58:18 AM PST
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