Saturday, December 15, 2007

Pope: seminaries must teach Latin Mass

According to the London Telegraph, the Pope wants English seminaries to teach the Traditional Latin Mass. Granted, this came from the London Telegraph, so I won't get too excited about it yet, but if this is true, it certainly is encouraging. What stands out to me is this part:

"In America, some bishops have anticipated this situation. Two seminaries in Pennsylvania – St Vincent, Latrobe, and St Charles Borromeo, Philadelphia – have just announced that they will be teaching the “extraordinary form”, as it is now known."

My diocese, the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana, sends seminarians to St. Charles Borromeo, which is an excellent seminary to begin with. It's nice to know that there are more places that will teach the TLM other than Our Lady of Guadalupe seminary and St. Thomas Aquinas up in Winona, MN (yeah, I know it's an SSPX seminary, but to be perfectly fair, they DO teach the TLM there).

I think the leadership on both the Society's side and the Magisterium's side are listening to each other more and progress can be made. Granted, a lot of progress still needs to be made, but I have faith that relations will warm further between the two sides.

More later...

Chuck, MI

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