KNOXVILLE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
MASS THIS SUNDAY (July 27, 2014)
Preface of the Holy Trinity (598)
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WELCOME BACK, REV. DR. JOHN ARTHUR ORR, PH.D.
From England for the formal conferment of his Ph.D. in Philosophy at graduation ceremonies held Tuesday (July 22) at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool. Near the beginning of the proceedings, prior to the reception of his academic hood, a summary of his doctoral dissertation—on the use of reason in the philosophy of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)—was read to the large crowd virtually filling England’s largest Catholic cathedral. Photo of Rev. Dr. Orr in academic regalia with his mother in Liverpool:
EQUAL CHURCH STANDING FOR EF AND OF
“The motu proprio [Summorum Pontificum] modified the recent situation, by making clear that the celebration of the extraordinary form should be normal, eliminating every restriction related to the number of interested faithful, and not setting up other conditions for the participation in said celebration than the ones normally required for any public celebration of the mass, which allowed for a wide access to this heritage that, while it is by law a spiritual patrimony of all the faithful, is, in fact, ignored by a great part of them. In effect, the current restrictions to the celebration in the extraordinary form are not different from those in place for any other celebration, in whatever rite.”
“But the motu proprio also produced a phenomenon that is for many astonishing and is a true ‘sign of the times’: the interest that the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite elicits, in particular among the young who never lived it as an ordinary form and that manifest a thirst for ‘languages’ that are not ‘more of the same’ and that call us towards new and, for many pastors, unforeseen horizons. The opening-up of the liturgical wealth of the Church to all the faithful made possible the discovery of all treasures of this patrimony to those who still ignored them, with which this liturgical form is stirring up, more than ever, numerous priestly and religious vocations throughout the world, willing to give their lives to the service of evangelization.
Cardinal Cańizares celebrating Mass in St. Peters Basilica
Dom Mark Kirby (prior of Silverstream Benedictine Priory in Ireland) in an article entitled Of Equal Right and Dignity adds:
“Need I say that Cardinal Cańizares is Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Church’s highest authority in matters liturgical? . . . The Usus Antiquior has proven itself a seedbed of fervent priestly and religious vocations . . . It is not at all unlikely that, within less than fifty years, the number of priests ordained for, or habitually celebrating, the Usus Antiquior form of Holy Mass, will outnumber those attached to the Novus Ordo Missae. One of the significant characteristics of communities attached to the Usus Antiquior is the presence of large families of young children. These children, being raised in the wonder and beauty of the Usus Antiquior are the priests and religious of tomorrow.”
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