The Jersey Journal has an article on the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in
My emphases and comments.
Church celebrates a return to traditional mass in Latin
Monday, September 24, 2007
By CHARLES HACK
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
At a solemn Latin Mass yesterday, the Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City heralded the return to favor of the once universal language of Christianity. [Tell that to the Eastern Churches!]
The Sixth Street church yesterday held its first traditional Latin Mass to be officiated by a bishop [HUZZAH!] in almost 40 years, church officials said. Dom Carillo Gritti, bishop of Itacoatiara, Brazil, presided over the pontifical Mass just over a week after Pope Benedict XVI’s issued a "motu proprio" allowing priests to perform Latin Mass without permission of the bishop. [Yep.]
The Latin Mass fell out of favor in the 1960s when the Church allowed Catholics to celebrate Mass in their local language. [What a wretched sentence.] The Rev. Rino Lavaroni, Holy Rosary’s pastor, conducts a traditional Latin Mass every Sunday, but this is the first time a bishop has officiated [Second time this word was used. Odd.] over it since the 1960s.
Gritti sees the Pope’s order as an inevitable return to a centuries long tradition that saw a gap in the last few decades.
"Finally we have started again what was there forever," Gritti said. "We have to see this continuity in the Catholic Church."
"We can start the renewal that will transform our church and that will be the salvation for every person," Lavaroni added. "We are starting a new chapter with great enthusiasm." [This guy gets it.]
Apart from the language, there are other differences to the service, Lavaroni said, including the fact that the celebrant does not face the people during prayer, because it is not a "social event," but communion with God. [LOL! Yep! He does get it.]
Born in Bergamo in northern Italy, Gritti did most of his training in seminary there. But for more than 30 years, he has been in the Amazons in Brazil. A trained civil engineer, Gritti supervised the construction of his parish church and a local hospital.
The good thing in this article is that the priest clearly sees the connection between the use of the older form of Mass and the renewal we need in the Church.