His Excellency Most Reverend (and I sincerely mean both of those honorifics), Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, gave an outstanding address to liturgy conference in Germany.
He includes some personal reflections and analysis of the situation we are in, and where we need to go. It is very good. He received applause many times.
Archbp. Sample relates a moment during an ad limina visit with Benedict XVI.
He touches on ad orientem worship, the destruction of churches, the elimination of Latin and Gregorian chant. What the Council Fathers wanted is not what we got.
I’ve know the Archbishop since the mid 80’s. Both he and I were deeply influenced by the late Msgr. Richard Schuler.
This is the New Evangelization.
In his address, Archbishop Sample speaks ve-ry de-lib-er-ate-ly since he is speaking from a text which sounds, given the audio, as if it was being simultaneously translated. So, I will provide the video from YouTube as well as the audio accelerated 2x to make it a little shorter and easier for English speakers to listen to.
Make sure to visit the site of 2SPetrus which made the video.
The faster audio, 2x – twice as fast – as the video. Remember, the Archbishop was speaking deliberately slowly to the audience in Germany.
Here’s a shot of Archbp. Sample celebrating Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter last fall for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. Your’s truly is the deacon to the right.
Make sure you listen to Card. Sarah’s address HERE.
I believe this is the video to which Archbp. Sample refers in his talk.
The video that first opened my eyes to the Traditional Roman Rite was also on VHS (back in the day before the internet… hard to imagine):
And here is another 2SPetrus short video of events during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage: