Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Is the tide turning, slowly, but surely back to openness to legitimate liturgical diversity?

A few days back, Matt Alderman posted on the celebration of a classical Roman liturgy in St. Mary's, Stamford, Connecticut.

This mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, Salvatore Cordileone.

In a piece on this event by Jamie DeLoma for a local newspaper, Bishop Cordileone is reported as having said:

"It is my hope that the Latin Mass, according to the 1962 Missal, would be not a relic of the past but a living, viable expression and experience of faith and worship to help strengthen us in our Catholic heritage to resist the false promises the world holds out to us and live a life of virtue and authentic joy..."

The following image is of Cordileone, though not at this particular event: