The above is my lifelong parish, St. Anthony’s at 9th and Mitchell on Milwaukee’s near south side.
This young couple, Peter Yank and Therese Strandt, will be married there this Friday afternoon. Sure hope the Pope doesn’t find out. Peter and Therese will tie the knot… Oh My God…in a Latin Mass.
On this Sunday today’s read is from Michael Brendan Dougherty is a senior writer at National Review Online. Here’s an excerpt:
Thirteen and a half years ago, Pope Benedict XVI boldly granted permission to priests and groups of Catholics to have their patrimony back, what’s commonly called the Traditional Latin Mass. The result of this permission was a massive growth of interest in the traditional rites and prayers of Catholicism, the growth of liturgical arts, the formation of choirs, and scholas equipping themselves to sing the Gregorian chant.
Pope Francis has always treated this enthusiasm as if it were toxic sludge, making fun of the “rigid” young priests who want to celebrate this Mass. He has given homily after homily and sermon after sermon denouncing the spirit of rigidity that is, as he sees it, obsessed with upholding tradition.
Read the entire column here.
Related reading: Today’s highly interesting read (10/17/21): What I Saw When I Went to a Traditional Latin Mass