Friday, September 14, 2007

Summorum Pontificum

A Day of Great Joy!

Today the pope's letter freeing the Latin Mass goes into effect today. Priests and laity have the opportunity to take back our Catholic heritage. While some areas will see immediate changes, more liberal dioceses like Maine will wait years to see a return of the beautiful and pious liturgy.

Our plan is for me to take the older children to High Mass tonight with the bishop in attendance. We had some heated discussions about our new parish, and while I'm not too thrilled going to Mass celebrated by a priest who doesn't like small children, I am willing to give it a trial period. After all, it is the ONLY Latin Mass within 3 hours and we are only here for another 9 months. Yet again I didn't know how good I had it until it was gone. Our priest at our former parish, Father Willis, is a gem in the Church, the finest homilist I have heard, and a plain nice guy.

If you have cable and don't have the opportunity to attend the Mass of the Ages today, watch EWTN for the first televised Latin Mass ever.

Watch the SOLEMN HIGH MASS EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE ROMAN RITE Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.
Sept. 14 8:00 AM - Live
Sept. 14 6:00 PM Encore
Sept. 15 12:00 AM Encore

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