July 26, 2011

Missal changes and TLM

Like many Catholics, I've been going over the missal changes in anticipation of their implementation (just 124 more days to go!)  There has been some resistance, and I think that this is because many Catholics have never attended traditional Latin Mass, and because of that, have no frame of reference for the "changes" (which are not "changes" really, but corrections).  TLM is only offered once a month in my area, and we always go (weather/health/etc permitting).  I was very excited and joyful this past Sunday to attend and have that hands on reminder of how much more accurate and beautiful the new missal is going to be!  I really encourage every one to attend TLM if you have the chance, especially if you've never been.  Go over the missal changes before hand, so you can really get a sense of how wonderful the new translation is. 

I hope the new missal is a first step in reclaiming the beauty and sacredness of the Mass, something I fear has largely been sacrificed in the name of modernity and popularity. 

1 comment:

Lisa Maria said...

Hi Katie

Found you through another blogger and wanted to say that I'm also Catholic and I agree with your statement that too many things have been sacrificed in the name of modernization.

We are called to be faithful to the Pope and Magisterium of the Church so seeing these changes taking place (I've heard calls for the tabernacle to be replaced at the back of the altar)makes me very happy.

So nice to have met you. Stop by my blog sometime.

God Bless!