The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nothing to Fear

It seems a great fear has come over some of the faithful regarding Summorum Pontificum. This is evidenced by several calls on EWTN last night expressing concern over the return of the old Mass. These calls show a great misunderstanding regarding the Motu Proprio.

Summorum Pontificum in no way proposes replacing the Mass of Paul VI with the Mass of John XXIII. It is only allowing an option. For those who have grown to love the Mass of Paul VI, you have no need to fear loosing it. Summorum Pontificum doesn't abrogate this Mass and implies no intention to do so in the future.

So, for those of you who read this blog who may be of a more contemporary mind, don't listen to the liberals who whine like it the end of the world. It seems to me that they are only trying to draw attention to themselves and push an agenda that wants you to think that it's the end of the Mass of Paul VI. I assure you, they are wrong.

I think there is a lesson to be learned in all the confusion surrounding Summorum Pontificum. It's a lession we should have learned after the Second Vatican Council. That lesson is to ACTUALLY READ THE DOCUMENTS. The great confusion after Vatican II was due to many people pronouncing judgements before ever reading the documents. We are in the same danger here. This is a message to anybody who reads my blog, don't take my word for it. READ THE DOCUMENTS! (In this case specifically, read Summorum Pontificum.)

1 comment:

a thorn in the pew said...

I think the replay is on tonight and I plan on TIVOing it. It seems I missed a lot.