Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, the head of the Vatican commission Ecclesia Dei, has written in a letter to Leo Darroch, the head of Una Voce International, saying how pleased he is about the forthcoming Latin Mass Society training conference for priests at Ushaw. The full text can be read here. He writes:
I am particularly pleased to know that the course planned for the month of April will be held at Ushaw College, a distinguished seminary which has served the dioceses of Northern England for over 200 years.
My hope is that the course at Ushaw College will be a further step in the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum and thus will manifest our Holy Father`s conviction that "the two forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching"
Having spent five years at Ushaw I get a shiver down my spine to read these words and think that Ushaw College will be the site for this initiative. There are still a few places available.
The Cardinal must have written this befoe last week - no Cardinal in his right mind would be endorsing anything run by the LMS with its present committee.
There is even serious talk of their status as an approved Catholic organisation being taken away and their listing in the Catholic Directory being stopped.
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