INCE READING Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes and the accompanying Letter last Friday, I have been preoccupied with articulating why this affects me so much. I haven’t had much success, but I have read some great articles from better writers.
First, here’s a piece from a deaf Catholic who finds the Latin Mass gives her equal access to the Liturgy. Note this is from America Amagazine, the Jesuit Review.
Secondly, an Australian writer gives seven points of What the Latin Mass Taught This Novus Ordo Catholic. I love the point about the Latin Mass helping her to understand devotional books from before 1970. Writers took it for granted that everyone was familiar with the Latin Mass.
Lastly, a group called Young Catholics for Holy Mass has assembled this short video plea:
In case that video didn’t qualify as a full article, here are two Australian Bishops’ responses which were measured but supportive: Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP of Sydney and Bishop Columba Macbeth of Wilcannia-Forbes. Bishop Columba’s first response was a quick message on Facebook:
Who knows how this will pan out long term. For now it is good to know that there is a lot of love for the Usus Antiquor, Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Missal of Pope St John XXIII or whatever you call it.