Pope Desires Latin Mass in Every Parish of the World

Several months ago I stated in our parish bulletin that the worship at Saint Charles Borromeo (Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms) was at the leading edge of Pope Benedict’s liturgical reforms. This following news reported by the Catholic News Service of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Pope’s recent examples, have confirmed my statements.

Pope would like Tridentine Massin each parish, Vatican official says

LONDON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI would like every Catholic parish in the world to celebrate a regular Tridentine-rite Mass, a Vatican cardinal has said.

Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos also told a June 14 press conference in London that the Vatican was writing to all seminaries to ask that candidates to the priesthood are trained to celebrate Mass according to the extraordinary form of the Latin rite, also known as the Tridentine Mass, restricted from the 1970s until July 2007 when Pope Benedict lifted some of those limits…

When asked by a journalist if the pope wanted to see “many ordinary parishes” making provision for the Tridentine Mass, Cardinal Castrillon, a Colombian, said: “All the parishes. Not many, all the parishes, because this is a gift of God”…

Read the entire article online at http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0803186.htm


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