Friday, February 15, 2008

A Step Backward

We've lost one of our new "extraordinary use" Masses already.

The provincial of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary has pulled the plug on the old Mass at St Peter Chanel. The priests there have been informed that the traditional Roman Rite is "not part of your apostolate".

Fortunately, there are other options not too far away. Una Voce Orange and Una Voce Los Angeles give the details. But it's really a great shame as this is one of the really good parishes in the Archdiocese. The combination of their orthodoxy and excellent preaching with the old Mass was, perhaps, too great a grace, more than our decadent corner of the world could handle.