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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Military Archdiocese hostile to Latin Mass

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"Since the publication of the motu proprio “Summorum Pontifcum”, requests have been made to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, to provide Tridentine Mass at military installations. To demonstrate the widespread desire for such a provision, a petition was briefly posted on a Web site during the Veterans Day holiday in the U.S. and more than 150 military personnel signed the petition and added their heartfelt comments. This information was forwarded to the new archbishop, Timothy Broglio, who delegated the matter to one of his subordinates, Msgr. James Dixon, whose disappointing response appears (at the bottom) on this page. According to Msgr. Dixon, there will be no attempt made to implement the motu proprio in the archdiocese on the grounds that the military do not constitute a stable community.

We cannot accept such reasoning, as it would also preclude celebrations of the Tridentine Mass on college and university campuses, where students also come and go; yet, we have seen several such Masses being offered on a regular basis and attracting large followings. The refusal of the archdiocese also appears to presume that no such Masses can be offered without a request by what it considers a stable community. This is simply not the case, as in many locales Masses have been initiated by priests, even with the help of their ordinaries, and drawn many of"

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When liturgical dancers get 'beamed up'...

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Pieces of History

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Urgent! Help needed!

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Can readers say whether there are pictures of ebay items at the top of the page. Ebay tells me it is a problem with my browser (clearing of the cache- already done) but if noone can see them, something else needs to be done.

Help much appreciated.