Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Very Helpful Book

If you are at all interested in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., has written Sacred Then and Sacred Now. The book includes a brief guide to the Extraordinary Form, aka the Traditional Latin Mass (from here on out referred to as the TLM), and some of its important features. The text of the moto proprio Summorum Pontificum is also included, as well has Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops, July 7, 2007.

Rite or wrong?

"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It's impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent." (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millenium)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Roman Rite

From the letter:
"It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Bl. John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church."

Monday, April 13, 2009