It was in Sept. 14, 2005, when the whole world, and I mean the whole world, woke up to find the Traditional Latin Mass is now known as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and finally freed from the shackles of either ill-informed or simply paranoid schizophrenic bishops, yes there was a hint of sarcasm in there. And oh oh oh! I might forget. A Benedictine monk who lost his job at Rome throwing a tantrum and liturgically controlling the Archbishops of Manila, yes with an "s", like they are his own marionette. The whole world, even non Roman Catholic and even non-Catholics, reacted to Summorum Pontificum.
Well, if there is nothing wrong with this form of Mass, WHY STILL PREVENT IT FROM BEING CELEBRATED OPENLY?
If you think, just like what the Benedictine monk and his protege keeps on saying, that the Traditional Latin Mass is only asked by the elderly and nostalgic, WHY ARE THE ATTENDEES OF THE TLM MOSTLY THOSE BORN AFTER VATICAN 2?
If you think the uneducated will never ever learn how to "actively participate" in a Mass with an unintelligible language like Latin, then WHY, DEAR BENEDICTINE MONK, DID YOU PRESSURE A LAY GROUP SPONSORING A TELEVISED MASS, AFTER THEY BROADCAST A TLM ON TV?
So to celebrate that time when Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 did the best thing as a PASTOR and not some swivel chair executive who just imagines the Mass he wants in his secluded hermitage down South (yeah because he got kicked out of Mendiola), I received this email for an important Mass on FRIDAY.
Latin Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in the presence of Arma Christi and the Relic of the True Cross, at 8pm on Friday, 14 September 2012 at Holy Family Parish Roxas District, Q.C,; and the 5th anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. Everyone's invited!