Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Dublin Chaplaincy

This story is to be found on CWNews today.Good to see an imaginative move from the Archbshop of Dublin.

Irish archbishop sets up traditionalist chaplaincy
Dublin, Sep. 18, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has established a special chaplaincy in the Irish capital for Catholics devoted to the traditional Mass.

The archbishop has designated St. Kevin's church in Dublin as a chaplaincy where Mass will be celebrated regularly using the 1962 Roman Missal. The interior of the church building is being restored to accommodate the older liturgy.

Archbishop Martin-- who celebrated the Tridentine Mass himself in 2005, under the terms of the indult that was superseded by Summorum Pontificum-- was acting in response to that papal initiative encouraging wider use of the traditional liturgy. The Sunday Business Post of Dublin reports that next Sunday, Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, "will be the first Irish bishop to use the old rite since Summorum Pontificum came into force."


Anonymous said...

Must tell all my Dublin relations..

Anonymous said...

One of the great myths, of the post council years, was that it was only in Protestant countries, like England, USA etc, was there much interest in the old mass. In good Catholic countries like Ireland, Spain, Portugal etc , the people had no problem accepting the changes.Indeed, recently, a prominent lady Irish journalist in an English Catholic paper said that there was little nostalgia for the Tridentine Mass in Ireland. I think that we are seeing this myth, at long, last laid to rest.