Friday, May 12, 2006


Hat tip to the Curt Jester.

Here's an interview with Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke of St. Louis about the Tridentine Latin Mass (1962 Missal). Abp. Burke loves the Latin Mass to the point where he brought in the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, to his former diocese in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and then took them with him to St. Louis upon his assignment there.

It doesn't take much for Abp. Burke to grant permission. He just wants it done right, and with class.

"Certainly, any priest who requests the indult in order to be able to celebrate the Mass according to the 1962 Roman missal, I have always granted that...
I want to make sure of course that the priest is prepared. Sometimes a younger priest will request the faculty and then I always make sure he has someone to help to learn the rite so that it is celebrated with great dignity."

On how the Indult would affect the Reform of the Reform:

"It is clear to me that there has to be a continuity between the rites, both those in force in 1962, and those that are currently in force. I think the generous permission to celebrate the former rites will help us to see the richness of the 1962 missal and other sacramental celebrations, and in that way, will help us to be more faithful in carrying out the reforms mandated by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council."

Read the whole thing!



Cathy said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
Everybody loves Raymond.

Argent said...

LOL! Good one, ma.