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English-speaking voices join the chorus

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jan 06, 2007

Following the example set by intellectuals in France, Italy, and Poland-- and, years ago, by writers and artists in Great Britain-- an English-speaking group has issued a statement of support for the broader use of the 1962 Missal. The statement is published in joyful anticipation of a document from Pope Benedict XVI.

See the statement on the New Liturgical Movement web site.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Jan. 08, 2007 4:56 PM ET USA

    Unless there's a link I'm not finding, there is no place to leave a comment. It is a great effort and in the wake of the other efforts, the solidarity is impressive.

  • Posted by: zonner - Jan. 08, 2007 12:41 PM ET USA

    You can sign.Log on to New Liturgical Movement.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jan. 08, 2007 11:23 AM ET USA

    As far as I know, what Benedict XVI will be giving is a "permission" to say the Latin Mass, and that mainly to protect those who would prefer to celebrate it from contradictory bishops who would care to suppress it. I would hope that the more "enthusiastic" would not view this as the beginning of a wholesale move to dilute or even negate Vatican II. It is not warranted.

  • Posted by: - Jan. 08, 2007 8:56 AM ET USA

    I remain slightly miffed that I wasn't asked to sign. :)

  • Posted by: Sidonius - Jan. 07, 2007 7:36 PM ET USA

    One wonders how our friend Dr. McCorry will embrace this change.