Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A heated debate!

 This Afternoon there there was a heated debate over at Linen on the hedgerow.The title of the post was "Since when did a priest die for the OF Mass?" and the post itself was very well written (Although lots of people didn't see that!). To sum it all up: hundreds of Priests died for the Latin Mass but today Priests die for their faith, rather than specifically for the Novus Ordo Mass. It sounds incendiary, but it is interesting to look at both forms of the Mass as vehicles for communicating the God given gift of faith.
 Although both forms of Holy Mass are valid, a lot of the commentators seem to be in denial about the real differences between the two forms of Holy Mass. Is it possible that the one which was formed over the centuries, alongside the deposit of faith, could be a fuller expression of that same faith than a model brought in perhaps with the best intentions, but suddenly and which in many places has already been subject to change "beyond belief"?

2 comments:

  1. Presbyter Monasteriensis30 May 2012 at 20:35

    You certainly are an "extraordinary" young man!
    Tomorrow, I will celebrate my 14th ordination anniversary, but no longer than four months do I celebrate the extraordinary form Mass alongside the ordinary form Mass.
    Congratulations for Your ardent love for the holy sacrifice of the Mass and thankyou for Your testimony! I like Your blog.
    Tomorrow I will pray for You - even if it is an "ordinary" Mass.

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  2. Dear Father...thankyou so much! Congratulations on your 14 years of priesthood how wonderful! I am also hoping, God willing to be at Mass tomorrow.."ordinary"form, although we all know there is no such thing as an ordinary Mass...My rosary will be for your intentions.

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