That Oxenfort gets a meeting is quite conceivable. The spokesman for the Archdiocese, Stephan Schmidt, said yesterday in any case, that Meisner, of course, was concerned with such issues. He will wait for Oxenfort’s letter and then decide.
In any case, Oxenfort is sure, " . . . I love to speak to God in Low German. He certainly understands me! "
Masses in Low German have been celebrated regularly and for many years in St. Lambertus, regardless of whether or not it is carnival time. Different to Masses in Eller and Bilk: During the carnival period people, dressed for carnival mixed with others who do not dress up attend Masses in Low German, some in fancy dress costume (by the way, also banned- Cathcon- for instance devils are seen, as reported here!). Here priests not in birettas (alas!) but carnival hats!
Cathcon comment- these fools (that’s what the carnival people call themselves) would be the first to say that Latin is incomprehensible, but it is universally understood- they have just replaced it with an incomprehensible German dialect. They think God lives in Düsseldorf.