Wow, this is AWESOME!!!!! This just gives more credence to the overall shift in attitude in terms of the liturgy and our desired true devotion to the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church and the non-watered down practice, catechesis, and witness of the Catholic Faith. We young people aren’t interested in folk guitars and kumbaya and rainbow vestments darn it! Our newer priests …. aren’t either.
Here’s an example of a young diocesan priest who chose to celebrate his first Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite/Tridentine Latin Mass/1962 Mass. This is Father Pablo Santa Maria of the Diocese of Vancouver. And here’s the link to pictures and a small description from our TCs/TPs friendly comrades over at New Liturgical Movement:
BTW, those people who came to this priest’s first Mass were truly blessed. Why? Because one can gain a plenary (full) indulgence for active participation in the Priest’s first Mass after his ordination. In a nutshell with analogy, it’s the abolishment of the temporal punishment for one’s sins. You can get forgiven and be put back in the state of sanctifying grace post-confession, but think of an indulgence like getting one’s charges completely dropped from their criminal record by the courts, instead of that lingering on one’s “spiritual” record when they go to heaven.
And guess what? If you know someone who’s newly ordained and they are celebrating their first Mass, GO TO IT! You too, whether it be an EF or NO priest, can benefit from it too! That is, providing you participate in this indulgence under the usual qualifying conditions of confession, communion, and praying for the Holy Father (simple: 1x Our Father, 1x Hail Mary, and likely 1x glory be as well) within 8 days of the indulgent action. From the Enchindron of Indulgences (easily found online in PDF or in book form):
43. First Mass of Newly Ordained Priests (Prima Missa neosacerdotum)
A plenary indulgence is granted to a priest on the occasion of the first Mass he celebrates with some solemnity and to the faithful who devoutly assist at the same Mass.
Uh oh …. Fr. Z. rant time …
The JPII and B16 generations are taking over, and the “Spirit of Vatican II” generations are dying out. It’s the “social trend” as it were fellas. My generation is waking up, and if you are unwilling to accept the changes or be “tolerant” as it were, you’ll find a lot of unnecessary conflict your way, and worse YOU will be directly responsible for these people’s (and your friend’s and family’s) souls. Worse, when those of your generation die off, will there be lovely St. James on the Little Hill remaining? Likely not, because your liberal heterdoxy and failure to preach the True Gospel of Christ made people walk away from the Church and this will be reflected in your once dwindling, now DEAD, collections of parish income from donations. No bodies, no money, no parish and NO pastorship. Got it memorized?
And hey, before the Catholic, =3 F&G trolls (see Youtube for =3 and RWJ’s depiction of the trolls) go crazy with their keyboards at me and calling me an “angry trad,” I’m not totally anti-Novus Ordo like some of my confreres fighting it out in spirits of abuse, anger, and hatred in the EF camp. By God I hate it when I hear about Trads chastizing other Trads for not being sticklers in various regards, saying don’t go to other EF masses, and shitting on Novus Ordo practices that produce GENUINE articles of the faith. You are entitled to your OPINIONS, but do not “SHIT” on other Catholics. Same goes for liberal heterodox “c”atholics, lay students and theologians, teachers, priests, and bishops who HATE anything traditionally Catholic and think of it as “archaic” and devoid of Catholic value and joy. For both “traddies” and “Novus Ordo” Catholics, at the very least, tell me why you express X opinion and give me some sources so I can research this what you are saying and can come to a conclusion myself. One guy I know did just that with why he is only EF masses. That’s what academics do BTW. They publish in academic journals, list their sources at the end of the document, and peers have the right to perform new experiments to disprove the paper or confirm the prior authors’ works, or the peer review process with seek to critically evaluate the work (albeit peer review can be poisoned with bias). BUT DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT, publicly say things heterdox to the principles and tenets of the Catholic Faith or hate the Holy Father. You won’t get my sympathy there from either camp.
Now, there are good things and movements and such that can be done within the Novus Ordo culture of the institutional Catholic Church today AS LONG AS They are rooted in the Gospels, the tenants and principles of the Catholic Faith which are outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and in a spirit of faith and moral obedience to our Holy Father in Rome, with an acceptable tolerance of that which is associated with Traditional Catholicism. Both sides, for example, have practices associated with Eucharistic Adoration, and the general consensus is that parishes/places with this practice have more faithful practicing Catholics, be they Novus Ordo or EF, and those places THRIVE overall in their communal aspects (and likely as a result, more donations in the parish collections.)
So what am I saying? NO HATING ON EACH OTHER FROM BOTH SIDES!! Else we are nothing but a bunch of Saducees and Pharisees, and Christ chastized them both in the Gospels. And Satan LOVESSSSS internal division in the Church. He`s probably had to change his adult diapers many a time as he`s cracking up so hard over this Trad/N.O. stuff and especially the Vatican Leaks of private letters from the Pope’s Butler (unwillingly???? Smells like Sodano is being implicated as a power hungry prelate and is involved ….)