From a reader:
My city has a an Anglican Use parish, and my understanding is their Mass is just like the TLM except, not in Latin. I can deal with that.
Is it permissible for regular Latin Rite Catholics to attend these Masses, or are they only for Anglicans who were received into the Church?
I believe that there is no law that prevents you from attending Holy Mass at an Anglican Use parish. They are in communion with the Holy Father and have a rapport with the local bishop. They are celebrating valid sacraments according to the Church’s duly promulgated laws. They have worthy worship in a Catholic Rite in the tradition of that which is familiar to Anglicans.
It seems to me that you can go to these Masses without second guessing. You can also attend the Divine Liturgy of Ukrainian Catholics or Maronites, etc.
In the meantime, perhaps some of you readers can talk about the differences between the TLM and the Anglican Use. I believe, for example, that there is in the high liturgical Anglican tradition a virtual translation of the older Roman Missal. I don’t think that has much traction in the Anglican Ordinariates, however. They are sticking, if I am not mistaken, to an adaptation of the Book of Common Prayer.
I think it is wonderful that these good people are helping to raise the level of Holy Church’s worship. When the water rises, all boats rise.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.