I got a very interesting e-mail.
Emphases and comments mine.
Bishop Victor Galeone was on the WQOP Live Show today in the Diocese of St. Augustine, answering questions live from callers. I will record the encore show tomorrow (which will air at 12PM EST) and transcribe his response for you to post (if you like) on your blog. [Is the Pope Catholic?]
A caller asked the bishop what sort of "qualifications" he will be expecting the clergy to exhibit before they’ll be "permitted" to use the extraordinary form in this diocese. The caller also asked the bishop if he would be personally willing or able to use the extraordinary form. The bishop’s response was that he will expect the clergy to be able to exhibit knowledge of Latin and the rubrics of the rite. He also acknowledged the memorandum "leak". Furthermore, he said that he will not prohibit anybody from using the extraordinary form.
Next, he read an excerpt from an article in some magazine on how some have said that the solution to irreverent liturgies is to bring back the old Mass. The bishop said that he sees that it’s irreverence exhibited by priests that needs to be corrected, and that the solution is not found in bringing back the Latin Mass. He stated that "the people don’t know Latin".
He also said that he prays in Latin, English, and Spanish privately on a daily basis, however he would "prefer not to" offer the liturgy in the extraordinary form.
He sounds like he was prepared for a question on this, interestingly enough.
If you want to alert your readers to tune in tomorrow to the encore broadcast of the WQOP Live Show, that would be great but I’ll be sure to transcribe it for you.
AM1600 Atlantic Beach-Jacksonville
Saturday, September 1, 2007
WQOP Live Show (encore)
Guest: Bishop Victor Galeone of the Diocese of St. Augustine