I received the following, which in justice I am happy to post. It is a response to my entry about TLM training for seminarians at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
I would very much appreciate your printing the following response to the "report" sent into your blog from a Mount Angel seminarian.
"Fr. Z" and blog readers of the "report" regarding Mount Angel Seminary: The content of the recent blog message was imprecise and misleading on several counts. Mount Angel Seminary will offer for the seminarians Mass according to the extra-ordinary form when it can be done properly and prayerfully and when the students are prepared by a preceding conference. Recently those seminarians who wished were able to attend the extraordinary form of the Roman rite in a parish nearby, so they are not deprived of the opportunity.
Fr. Paschal Cheline, OSB
Mount Angel Seminary
St. Benedict, OR 97373 USA
Remember: Summorum Pontificum is part of our landscape now. It cannot be avoided. It must not be avoided, especially in the training of seminarians.
I look forward to the day when all Latin Rite seminaries train their students in both uses of the Roman Rite as a matter of course.
In any event, while it sounds like use of and training in the Extraordinary Use is not formally banned, it doesn’t sound like very much is being done there.
It seems to me that sound training for seminarians today, to present them as competent candidates for ordination, should include training in how to celebrate their proper Rite, depending on which Church they belong to. Priests of the Latin Rite should know how to celebrate the Latin Rite.
Is that too much to ask?
I’m just askin’
In any event, I am grateful to Fr. Cheline for the note.