Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The Catholics around the world were not surprised when the Pope took the steps last July 7 to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide. For one he is a conservative priest from the beginning who savor the sweet tradition of the faith.
Pope Benedict XVI signed a universal indult — or permission — for priests to celebrate again the Mass used throughout the Church for nearly 1,500 years.
The Vatican said the New Mass remained the "normal" form of Mass while the Tridentine version was an "extraordinary" one that would probably only be sought by a few Catholics.
When the pope said few he means group of Catholics who only like to hear mass in Latin.
My generation has zero experience of hearing a latin mass and it may bring excitement for others to attend one.
If this move can bring back strayed Catholics backed to the fold, so be it.