Monday, January 04, 2010

Reform of the Reform Activities in Manila [NLM Guest Article]

by Carlos Antonio Palad

On December 19, 2009, the Defensores Fidei Foundation held its annual Mass (always held in December) in the Chapel of the Holy Family, Greenhills, San Juan. This is located within the Archdiocese of Manila. Defensores Fidei is a Filipino Catholic society that focuses on Catholic apologetics.

Since 2007, the annual Mass of this Foundation has always been a Latin Novus Ordo (everything in Latin except for the readings and a few prayers), celebrated ad orientem, with communion received kneeling and on the tongue and with Propers being used.

The Mass was offered by Fr. Abraham Arganiosa CRS, who also offers a sung Traditional Latin Mass one Sunday a month in the Diocese of Sorsogon, where his apostolate is located.

A report on the 2008 Mass -- which had been offered by Bishop Angel Hobayan and concelebrated by Fr. Arganiosa -- can be found in Rorate Caeli.

Carlos Antonio Palad writes from the Philippines and is a regular contributor on the blog, Rorate Caeli

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