Saturday, August 27, 2011



For your perusal: the Catholic Anglican Use Mass

What a few converts down in Texas have been doing for 30 years. ‘Better than run-of-the-mill Novus Ordo but not tops’ seems the general view around here.

It reminds me of Good Shepherd, Rosemont, which long used very slightly catholicised 1979 Rite I.

With Pope Benedict’s sprucing up the Novus Ordo in English across the board, this would get better.

But many hope the American ordinariate will get something better still.

Like the Anglican and/or American Missals: splice of the old Prayer Book (sonorous orthodox prose) into the framework of the Tridentine Mass, which works because they share a Godward, pre-Vatican II ethos. It’s what Antiochian WRO uses along with translated Tridentine.

19th-century Roman Catholicism in English. Yay.

Ordinariate news:
The reception of St. Luke’s Parish into full communion with the See of Rome by the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington will be at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. I need not add, for those receiving this, that October 9, 1845, was the date of John Henry Newman’s reception by the Passionist Father Blessed (beatified 1963) Dominic Barberi.

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