Card. Nichols (Archd. Westminster) v. Card. Sarah about Mass ‘ad orientem’

Posted July 11, 2016 6:27 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Card. Nichols (Archd. Westminster) v. Card. Sarah about Mass ‘ad orientem’

Recently Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, encouraged priests to begin saying Holy Mass ad orientem.
Of course we all knew that that would not be allowed to stand.
I now see this in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.
Cardinal Nichols discourages priests from celebrating Mass ad orientem
The Archbishop of Westminster has told clergy Mass is ‘not the time for priests to exercise personal preference or taste’  [So, it’s reduced to “taste” is it?  I refer the readership, and His Eminence, to Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy.  UK HERE]
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to priests in Westminster diocese discouraging them

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