Thursday, August 02, 2007
Let`s hope we see more of this
Damian Thompson has an interesting piece on his blog today about the conference at Merton college, at the end of the month, organised by the Latin Mass Society to help priests learn to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Fifty priests will attend, ten more than the organisers planned for and they are young priests for the most part. It is good to see that archbishop Vincent Nichols is to be present and that an American bishop, from Tulsa, Oklahoma will celebrate the closing Mass according to the 1962 missal. Let`s hope that diocesan authorities make opportunities available for priests who want to learn how to celebrate this form of the Roman Rite available in their dioceses rather than just tell them they are not qualified and cannot be judged suitable to take advantage of this opportunity.