The language of the Latin Church’s worship is Latin. What does it mean for our identity if we don’t use Latin?
Fr. Allan J. McDonald, he of rat infestation fame, has decided to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph with rather more solemnity, Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form, sung, decent music, etc.
He is pretty worked up about this and has an giddy post on his blog Southern Orders. Kinda fun.
He hopes not only to edify, and do precisely what the Council asked for liturgy, but also to annoy liberals.
Win – win. I am for both objectives.
Then again, liberals are always annoyed by what the Council texts really say.
One of the things Father has chosen is the sing the SECOND Eucharistic Prayer in Latin. This is entirely possible, but I can’t recommend it for a solemn occasion. That is not what the Second Prayer is intended for. This is a Solemnity, after all. Furthermore, he makes the absurd statement, innocently repeating lousy scholarship which was shoved down our throats in seminary, that the Second Eucharistic Prayer is older than the Roman Canon. Noooo. I’ve written about this too, but here is His Hermeneuticalness (just to work in another Say The Black Do The Red priest’s blog. Moreover, the Kyrie is not the only Greek allowed in the Roman Rite (hint: Good Friday).
WDTPRS sends kudos to Fr. McDonald for doing what the Council asked!