Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Continuing Papal Witness to the Suitability of Ad Orientem

By now this is no longer news in and of itself, but nonetheless I thought our readers would be interested to once again see our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI celebrating Mass ad orientem liturgicum in the Sistine chapel this past Sunday, as has become the annual papal practice on this and some other occasions.

Obviously, as has been commented on in the past, the practice is demonstrative of both the ongoing permissibility and suitability of celebrating Mass ad orientem liturgicum and further says something important about preserving the integrity of our historical sanctuaries.

While we have seen it before, surely it is worth seeing again.