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Posted on 08/16/2007 8:40:20 PM PDT by Diago
I like his wording!
Vermont. As I understand it, there wasn’t one indult in Vermont.
Well,that puts a new wheel on the wagon,don’t it.
Yea, I wake of every morning wishing that I could attend a religious service presented in a language I dont understand.
I have stood next to teenagers who could say the 'Gloria' as easily as I can. Latin is no barrier for anyone with reasonable intelligence.
But, why? English is my language preach to me in my native language. In my youth I suffered through Latin Masses, beautiful, but not understandable to the average citizen..
Funny, I understood the Latin mass perfectly. I also understood that the Priest was not addressing to me but to God. The missal made it possible for me to know what the words meant. But the actions could be interporeted by any child. The Epistle and Gospel were in English, as was the sermon. My problem was the sermon, but few priest were gifted preachers. The minister at the Presbyterian Church I formerly attended gave much better sermons.
Gee — Muslims everywhere use Arabic to worship Allah and Jews use Hebrew. I think that members of the Church can figure out a bit of Latin. My barbarian ancestors did it.
Then don’t attend a Latin Mass. It isn’t all about you and what you want anyway, it is about Jesus.
WCAX has video and a story here. . . .[endquote]
The Bishop's homily was phenomenal. The most riveting for me was when His Excellency declared:
"As the Shepherd of this Diocese, I will do whatever it takes, in union with the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, to fill the Churches of this diocese. This is your home. This is your home. THIS is your home!"
The Mass was said beautifully. The choir was amazing. The sermon was proclaimed with conviction.
But at the end of the day it is not the beauty of the liturgy, the transcendant nature of the worship, or the reverence shown by the Faithful but how all these elements combined bring about the salavation of souls. May God will it thus.
The homily is always in the vernacular.
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God’s will be done.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
"And if this is what it takes to fill our churches, so be it!"
That was Bishop Salvatore Matano of Burlington's line last night as St Joseph's Co-Cathedral was packed (with old and young... and many in mantillas) for the Vermont prelate's celebration of the "Extraordinary Rite" of the Eucharist. Local coverage -- with video -- here....
...but did he don the buskins?
Never to be outdone, while the Wedding of the Sea revellers were still drying off at the Shore, Assumption Night marked the annual return of the Mater Ecclesiae community to Camden's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for its annual Mass there. Founded in 2000 on what had been a schismatic compound, the South Jersey parish was the first in the US to offer exclusive use of the 1962 rites.
It's now less than a month until the provisions of Pope Benedict's motu proprio on the pre-Conciliar liturgical use go into effect. However, the definitive text of Summorum Pontificum still has yet to be released...
That won't happen until the next edition of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis -- the Vatican's official chronicle of papal acts -- drops in mid-September. Between the document's July release and the Acta's publication, sources say that the document's wording could well see a slight tweak here and there.
In the meantime, requests for authoritative clarification (known as dubia) on elements of the new norms are going to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei by the ream from the dioceses and episcopal conferences. Entrusted with the final word in overseeing the Missal of Bl John XXIII and its celebration, the commission's responses will settle not a few points of contention that've come to light in the motu's wake.
My, me, my, my, I.
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