Monday, November 13, 2006

I'm Officially Getting My Hopes High
First the French bishops, now this...

Can you say "paving the way"? OK gang, here's the headline; "Cardinal Arinze Encourages More Latin Liturgies".

Latin "suits a Church that is universal. It has a stability modern languages don't have," he said. The Cardinal also said it’s no small matter for priests or bishops from around the world to be able to speak to each other in a universal language and lauded the possibility that "a million students" gathered for World Youth Day every few years could "say parts of the Mass in Latin."
He suggested that larger parishes offer Mass in Latin at least once a week and that smaller, rural parishes offer it at least once a month. Homilies, he said, should always be in the vernacular.

This in and of itself doesn't say a whole heckuva lot, but with current atmosphere with regards to the TLM as it is, I'd say there is cause for real hope. And keep in mind, Cardinal Arinze was directing this to Catholic parishes world-wide.

But I still have my snake-bite kit ready.

5 Comments:

Blogger Angry Orthodox said...

I'll believe it when I believe it

-Yogi Berra

6:48 PM  
Blogger Gaufridus said...

"Latin "suits a Church that is universal. It has a stability modern languages don't have," he said. The Cardinal also said it’s no small matter for priests or bishops from around the world to be able to speak to each other in a universal language..."

No shit. What a staggering revelation.

And who says Cardinals isnt smart?

8:24 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I do believe it is coming...why do you think the French Bishops are in such a snit?

Hell...Mahoney and Brown here in the US will freak when it comes!

I think 'paving the way' is exactly what B16 is doing.

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only hope and pray that the Universal Indult will bring orthdoxy to the Church and that the abominations that have been promulgated in the last 40 years will cease.

Lord have mercy on us!

Dr. Eric

4:54 PM  
Blogger diane said...

What bothers me about this comment is that it's all about the Latin language. The cardinal seems to be referring to th NO missae with some of it in Latin and not to the TLM at all.
I'd love to see a TLM at least once a week in every parish.
This is my first post here- love ya Caveman!

9:19 PM  

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