Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Save the liturgy, save the Church

Further instruction has been handed down to us regarding the Extraordinary Form of the mass. Read it here. A bit of it:

The Holy Father, having recalled the concern of the Sovereign Pontiffs in caring for the Sacred Liturgy and in their recognition of liturgical books, reaffirms the traditional principle, recognised from time immemorial and necessary to be maintained into the future, that "each particular Church must be in accord with the universal Church not only regarding the doctrine of the faith and sacramental signs, but also as to the usages universally handed down by apostolic and unbroken tradition. These are to be maintained not only so that errors may be avoided, but also so that the faith may be passed on in its integrity, since the Church's rule of prayer (lex orandi) corresponds to her rule of belief (lex credendi)."1

This is very important to those Catholics who desire to worship God within the Extraordinary Form. I wonder, though, is such a mass possible when the tabernacle has been moved to the side, as in St. Mary's? And if both St. Vincent's and Immaculate Heart of Mary are sold/destroyed, how could a TLM go on in our parish?

Saturday, May 7, 2011