Tuesday, January 8, 2008

SP January 8, 2008

By Patrick Archbold

Request for TLM Denied in Ireland

Media: Latin Mass revives an ancient Catholic rite
A Raleigh cathedral celebrates Tridentine Mass for the first time in years.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Re TML 'denied' in Ireland, the author clearly hasn't read the MP since not once does he state that anyone in Galway has actually followed the Holy Father's directions to apply to one's Parish Priest, and to appeal to the Bishop and to Rome. Religious Orders may be loved by the people but that doesn't give them any pastoral mandate.

dcs said...

Religious Orders may be loved by the people but that doesn't give them any pastoral mandate.

There's nothing in the MP that would suggest that a chapel run by a religious order could not accept such a request. Instead, they denied it. I am not suggesting that they are not within their rights to do so; however, it is a denial and we should not be afraid to label it as such.

Anonymous said...

"for my suggestion... of having a Latin Mass held there".

I wonder if this really is a request or a suggestion. It appears to me that the person in question is telling the clergy what they, themselves, should do. While Pastors may have an obligation to provide for the pastoral needs of the people, and the Rectors of Churches should not turn away someone wishing to celebrate in the EF, suggesting to every Priest or every Rector that they should be saying the EF appears to me to be an excess of zeal.

This does not appear to be a request under Art. 5.1, from parishioners to their Pastors. Neither does it appear to be a group prepared to organize the EF themselves but seeking a location. This borders upon the kind of excess that will only breed a justifiable resentment among those adhering to the OF of the Roman Rite.

dcs said...

This does not appear to be a request under Art. 5.1, from parishioners to their Pastors.

As far as I know there is no formal process for a request. Calling something a "suggestion" does not mean that it is not a request. If these are not parish churches, the request would fall under Art. 5.5 anyway, and not Art. 5.1.