Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Responding to “Traditionis Custodes”

The internet has doubtless been awash with comments about the new motu proprio about the use of the Extraordinary Form of Mass published on Friday as Traditionis Custodes.

Readers can search this out as and when they wish, but I came across two immediate responses which may be of interest. The first is from Dr Peter Kwasniewski on the New Liturgical Movement which deals specifically with the use of the vernacular but also more generally with how to formulate a comprehensive response and which can be read at TLM Celebrants: Keep Doing the Readings in Latin — Add Vernacular as Appropriate

The second is from Rorate Caeli, and which seeks to survey cancellations of EF Masses. This brief post can be read at Compiling a list of Suppressed Traditional Latin Masses

Happily that situation does not appear to be a problem in this diocese and I was able unimpeded to attend a celebration according to the 1962 Missal this morning.

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