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Can I get an AMEN!

I find it ironic that I'm hearing about this from Cobb:
The Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome.

Pope Benedict XVI is understood to have signed a universal indult — or permission — for priests to celebrate again the Mass used throughout the Church for nearly 1,500 years. The indult could be published in the next few weeks, sources told The Times.

This absolutely rules. I don't care so much about the implications for bringing the Lefevrists and other "more Catholic than the Pope" types back into the fold; I'm all about the power and the majesty of the ritual. Rock on, your Holiness!

EDIT: I probably would have seen this at Captain Ed's place, but this morning I skipped my usual round of blogs so I could catch the early bus.


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Oct. 12th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
non mea
Sed in gustibus non disputandem
Oct. 12th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Re: non mea
I suppose so, but aren't you some variety of Protestant anyway?
Oct. 12th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: non mea
Much worse, I was born Catholic and got where I am today the hard way
Oct. 13th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: non mea
Apostate dog! (just kidding!)
Oct. 12th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
hey, the latin mass has a big apeal to some subset
of the market - I know I have enjoyed them a few
times, they have a majesty that gets distracted from
by understanding the words ;-)

Also, there is the fun of trying to understand the
latin with only a year of it under my belt - but I
cheat by reading up - (I understand most of the
Kadish too, but don't speak Hebrew..... just that
my Jewish friends keep dying.....

foreign languages thhe hard way

Oct. 13th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
That's got to be one of the worst/most painful ways to learn a language I've ever heard of.

To amplify on the post, it's not just a Latin Mass (the Novum Ordo has been legit since Vatican II) but the Tridentine, which even we aren't old enough to remember since it went right over the side in the early 1960s. Except for some hardcore schismatic types, of course. I'm really, really looking forward to experiencing it for the first time - and I'll probably get most of it, since Church Latin and Spanish have a lot of cognates.
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