Scottish bishop blocks use of extraordinary form
Catholic World News - May 14, 2010
Bishop Peter Moran of Aberdeen, Scotland, has vetoed plans for a celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form in the cathedral of St. Magnus in Kirkwall. The bishop told the traditionalist group Una Voce Scotland, which was planning the Mass, that the priests involved had "only limited faculties" in the diocese. Bishop Moran claimed that while priests may celebration the traditional Latin Mass in private, "for public celebration the local bishop's permission is needed." That statement appears clearly to be in conflict with the terms of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which gives all priests the right to use the extraordinary form.
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Posted by: wojo425627 -
May. 18, 2010 9:26 AM ET USA
When are we going to get a reform of the reform with Latin used in the mass but also English. With plainchant and traditional hymns with "smells and bells" so to speak? The masses in my area are stripped down and basically minimum masses. The alter decorations are minimal, the priests garb is minimal, the songs are minimal. I continue to hope for something reverent and inspiring and in which I can be immersed in the sacrifice of the mass.