Monday, July 7, 2014

On this the 7th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum


A Rome priest whose parish celebrates only the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass under Pope Benedict XVI's July 7, 2007 authorization for expanded use of Latin in the liturgy, talks to the Catholic News Service about the enduring appeal of tradition to Catholics today. Father Joseph Kramer is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, established by Blessed John Paul II in 1988.  He correctly asserts in this video that departing from our tradition in order to find a language to speak to modern man was a failure, for the "language" spoken by much of the clergy after Vatican II does not speak to young people today, as I discuss in Chapter 5 of my The Smoke of Stan in the Temple of God