Above, Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, eight years ago, in his last month before his resignation on February 28, 2013

    “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.” —Pope Benedict XVI, on July 7, 2007, in a letter to the bishops of the world explaining his reasons for permitting wider use of the old Latin Mass. For my part, I felt these words embraced the liturgical faith and practice of my own father and uncle, who had been Catholic seminarians in the 1940s, and so I appreciated what Benedict did in making these provisions for whoever felt, as they did, that they had been formed intimately, spiritually and psychologically, in heart and in mind, by the liturgy of that, and prior, times

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Praise the Lord

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