Tuesday, September 11, 2012

5 years and counting

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!


  1. We laugh at those who try to be funny about their comments here. FYI, the same pope who wrote Summorum Pontificum recognizes Fr. Anscar's expertise in the liturgy and corresponds with him. The same pope actually consulted Fr. Anscar's about the Good Friday liturgy in the Extraordinary Form.
    Brilliant minds recognize each other's brilliance. The petty will always be petty.

    -Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB
    Facebook Fan Page 9/10/2012

    1. Yeah, I read this somewhere. Funny if he is such an expert that the Pope consults him, pray tell, why can't he come back to Sant Anselmo? haha

  2. @Sir TPC
    What? he was kicked out not only from Rome but also in Mendiola???

  3. Congratulations to Us "In Vtroqve Vsv" Traddies. Hopefully The Pope's Reform will Lead Us back unto the TLM or If Not,a Combined Rite with It and the NOvvs Ordo!(I am typing Ecclesiastical Latin)

  4. Questions dear TPC:

    1. Is it true that he was kicked out of Mendiola? When we say kick out, does that mean he did something to merit such?

    2. Was he also kicked out of Sant'Anselmo?

    1. Answer:

      1. There was some controversy that led to his removal from San Beda. Can't share the full details. But it is a known fact in San Beda.

      2. It is a known secret that Cardinal Ratzinger caused the monk his job at Sant'Anselmo.

  5. So who replaced Fr. Anscar in Sant Anselmo?

  6. 5 years of Summorum Pontificum, Latin Mass Societies emerging and growing! More young people informed and are attending the Extraordinary Form! But still, a lot of people don't know about it, even (some?) priests, and (some?) nuns.

    The new translation of the Roman Missal is a very big help in restoring what we have lost. Maraming pari ang parang nagbago nung nakita nila ang bagong salin; they started saying the black and doing the red. One priest told me "why not put the Latin responses on the powerpoint, and I say the mass in Latin? Everybody likes powerpoint! It has always been Latin when I was a young priest!"