Summorum Pontificum in KOREAN

This came in with the huge email bag this morning.

I’m a Canadian living in Korea and I go to the once-a-month TLM every chance I get. I was hoping you could post a link to the Korean translation of Summorum Pontificum from the Korean Bishops Conference on your blog:

Since you have such a large readership, it might help other Koreans (especially priests) find such documents. Sadly the bishops aren’t too keen on it. There is also an audio version here:

And of course most important of all please pray for the success of the TLM in Korea (and if you could make a visit here to offer mass!). Take care. God Bless.

I would very much like to visit Korea some day and meet the traditional community there.

Also, for those interested in Korean, there is a Korean version of the Internet Prayer available.

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  1. rbbadger says:

    When I lived in South Korea during my time away from seminary, a Korean friend put me in touch with some young Korean Catholics who were trying to organize celebrations of the Extraordinary Form.

    Korea is a country which strongly values conformity. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Mass, this means that some less than ideal practices have become universal throughout the country. Everybody stands during the Eucharistic Prayer. All genuflections are replaced by bows (something the Korean GIRM permits). However, most Korean women wore mantillas and a number of Korean bishops still like to wear the pontifical gauntlets. Communion in the hand is universal. Apart from foreigners, I never saw Koreans receive on the tongue, apart from the celebrations of the Extraordinary Form.

    Unfortunately, I do think most bishops would be in favor to the Extraordinary Form in Korea. The closest regularly scheduled Extraordinary Form Mass is in Hong Kong. One Korean friend told me of his wife, ethnically Korean but born in the United States, being refused Communion because she attempted to receive on the tongue.

    There is a priest I know in Daegu who learned the Extraordinary Form while being assigned to the USA. The Catholic Church in Korea is still blessed with an extraordinarily large number of priests, so they can afford to export their priests to help take care of the Korean communities abroad. Perhaps there are others. I hope to return to Korea at some point now that I am a priest myself and offer Mass in the holy places there. I would be happy to offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

    (Also, a trip to Hong Kong to visit the Tridentine Mass Apostolate is highly recommended.)

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