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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

MSM on Growing Popularity of "Latin Catholic Mass" [sic]

An article in the St Louis Post-Dispatch about recent ordinations within the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. (Actual ones, not the "ordinations" of women as "Roman Catholic priests" a hoax about which that most secular newspapers just can't stop "reporting." )

One quibble -
When Pope Francis was first elected, he appeared to the crowd in St. Peter’s Square without the short, red velvet cape known as a mozzetta. Some Roman Catholics immediately cried foul, worried that the pope’s decision to forgo the more formal wear signaled a threat to traditional Catholic worship.

I don't think this is quite accurate.
What happened "immediately" is that in an attempt to rile up some Roman Catholics, and get them to "cry foul", (since conflict is what sells "news,") David Willey a reporter for the BBC, either "reported" on something without bothering with even the most cursory check of his "source," or outright lied -
Minutes after the election result was declared in the Sistine Chapel, a Vatican official called the Master of Ceremonies offered to the new Pope the traditional papal red cape trimmed with ermine....
"No thank you, Monsignore," Pope Francis is reported to have replied. "You put it on instead. Carnival time is over!"
It was just one small sign out of many this week
Ummm... one small falsehood out of many?
Anyway, I only include the following, (note the words "youth movement,") -
Mary Kraychy, with the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei, a nonprofit based in Glenview, Ill., that promotes the Latin Mass, says she’s seen a slow but steady rise in the practice, with more than 400 churches offering the liturgy today. The organization sells missals that display the Latin text of the Mass alongside the English translation.
Kraychy describes it as a “youth movement,” with much of the enthusiasm for the rite espoused by those who are too young to remember the Second Vatican Council.

Ordination at St. Francis de Sales

... in light of this continued whingeing from the Tablet.

Or rather, excuse me, not "whingeing", reporting on some else's whingeing with which they concur.
Fr Seamus Ahearne.... [is] concerned that the few young priests there are in the Irish Church appear to embrace a very traditionalist view of Church.
They are “so locked into a past model of priesthood” he commented and said this manifested itself in “the way that they dress up, the way they celebrate Mass, and in their views.”
Note the word "up."
He's not whining and moaning about the way their clerical dress, but their dressing up.

Because somehow, dressing DOWN is more appropriate for those engaged in the greatest, most sacred, most important activity that anyone in this life can ever be privileged to experience?

There are different way a priest may legitimately dress, Fr Ahearne. (he's the one on the right)

Perhaps some of your younger colleagues are actually proud to be allowed to be priests, aware of the awesome gift and responsibility, and don't even mind if people can identify them as such.

(p.s. I love Cardinal Burke.) (There. I said it.)

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