Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Genoa archdiocese says Traditional Mass never abolished

This one gets my "Where's Waldo" award.

Read the story here

Responding to rumors that Pope Benedict XVI will soon issue a motu proprio encouraging broader use of the pre-conciliar liturgy, the Archdiocese of Genoa, Italy, has posted a detailed notice assuring the faithful that the traditional liturgy was not abolished by the Second Vatican Council.

Why do the faithful need to be reassured that the Traditional Mass was never abolished?

Well... perhaps it's because for almost 40 years, they've been told it was abolished. If they did find one to attend, then they would be told that it was schismatic; if they tired to offer it in St. Peter's Basilica, the priest would have his Missal taken from him; if they did attend one, the local bishop would try to excommunicate them; if they requested the indult, they would have to swear on their kids' lives that they accepted the Novus Ordo was valid regardless of every abuse that came with it... and so on.

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