Monday, March 2, 2009

Mahony on Extraordinary Form: "There is no participation by the people."

Ann Scolari: "What are your thoughts on the Trindentine (sic) mass?"

Cardinal Mahony: "Ann: The Tridentine Mass was meant for those who could not make the transition from Latin to English [or other languages] after the Council. But there is no participation by the people, and I don't believe that instills the spirit of Christ among us."

-- 2009 RE Congress Cardinal Mahony Chat

"Finally, I really don't know what can be said about a Cardinal of the Church who claims in a public forum that the Mass of nearly 2000 years of Christian history, until 1970, does not instill the spirit of Christ. Maybe I'm just overly emotional about this subject, but it strikes me that such a remark deserves an ecclesiastical rebuke."

-- Jeffrey Tucker, The New Liturgical Movement