Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fear not the EF, good seminarians!

Do spend a few minutes to read this very interesting article from Fr. Christopher Smith regarding his days in seminary as a closeted admirer of the EF:

Why Are Seminaries Afraid Of The Extraordinary Form?

A snippet:

So in my seminary experience I encountered two phenomena: a lack of knowledge and a positive hatred of one form of the Church’s liturgy. Since then, we have had Ratzinger elected Pope, as well as Summorum pontificum and Universae ecclesiae. The nature of the game has changed, even if there are some who are unwilling to admit it.