» 01/26/2008, 00.00
More than 700 faithful attend the first Mass in Latin in Iloilo City
This week, the parish of Mandurriao celebrated the first Eucharistic celebration in Latin in more than 30 years. The participants say they were "spiritually inspired". The celebrant was Msgr Tuvilla, who at the homily used the local Hiligaynon dialect.
Pope: faithful may have “Tridentine” Mass if they wish
With a motu propio, Benedict XVI established that the current norms for the celebration of Mass are for “ordinary” use, however the “extraordinary” use of the Missal of Pius V is possible too. A letter written to bishops across the world highlights the concern to rebuild the unity of the Church, broken by the traditionalists of Mgr Lefebvre.
Pope: Let us admire the glory of the Holy Trinity, which is reflected in the lives of the Saints
Under relentless rain, Benedict XVI canonized 4 new saints : George Preca; Simon of Lipnica; Karel van Sint Andries Houben; Marie-Eugénie Milleret. All of them were “witnesses of the Gospel” and symbols of the “variety and beauty” of God’s Wisdom.
Pope: Rome, unity and mission to all peoples at feast of Peter and Paul
Benedict XVI emphasises the mission of the two apostles, and that of the see of Rome, to emphasise the unity and universality of the Catholic faith. Also present Bartholomew I, patriarch of Constantinople, in Rome for the beginning of the Pauline Year. The pontiff gave 40 archbishops the pallium, sign of Christ's "care" for humanity and of collegial communion with the pope.
Within days a papal document liberalizing the Latin mass
Benedict XVI will issue a “Motu proprio” on the use of the missal John XXIII, known above all for the introduction of the use of various languages and of the altar facing the faithful. Also announced a personal letter to all bishops.
09/07/2007 INDIA – VATICAN
Indian Church welcomes return to Tridentine Mass
Mgr Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, stresses the importance of the rescript with which the Pope approves the celebration of the Tridentine mass. It adds a great tradition to the Church’s heritage and meets the faithful’s needs.
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