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Summorum Pontificum Contact Database

The generous host of LumenGentleman has launched a contact database for all Catholics interested in having the TLM – now the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite – celebrated at their local parish. This could be a very effective means of organizing the “stable group of faithful” that is required before exercising your rights under the Motu Proprio. Even if you are already attending an indult Mass, placing your name in this database will help bring the traditional rite to those who would not otherwise have the exposure or the ability to drive to an existing TLM location. Please go here and sign up!

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July 15, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. This is such a misinterpretation of the document. Besides, a simpler method would be to go to one’s parish and simply ask if anyone was interested. Instead, this will encourage folks in a wide geographic area to pick a priest to petition, which goes against the document. I have a very low opinion of the person running that operation, but I have nothing against the TLM. One of the keys to getting the TLM said widely is not to assume rights are inalienable that are in fact quite alienable. I would encourage catholics not to participate in such an operation.

    Comment by M.Z. Forrest | July 17, 2007 | Reply

  2. “This is such a misinterpretation of the document.”

    How so?

    “Besides, a simpler method would be to go to one’s parish and simply ask if anyone was interested.”

    That doesn’t strike me as simple at all. What are you going to do, interview everyone in the parish? Including those who haven’t been to Mass for a while? Including those attending SSPX or independent chapels who now want to come home? The parish priest isn’t likely to know about everyone, and furthermore, he may not be forthcoming with names.

    “Instead, this will encourage folks in a wide geographic area to pick a priest to petition, which goes against the document.”

    I don’t think it goes against the document. In my area there are three parishes within roughly the same distance from my home. Let’s say there are 10 people interested at one parish, 15 in another, and 8 in another. Should they stick to their own parish and petition their own priest with such small numbers? Better, I think, to petition one parish instead of three, with larger numbers rather than smaller. It could mean the difference between one TLM in the area or none at all.

    “One of the keys to getting the TLM said widely is not to assume rights are inalienable that are in fact quite alienable.”

    I agree, of course. Have I said anything to the contrary?

    Comment by Jeff Culbreath | July 17, 2007 | Reply

  3. You have not said anything to the contrary.

    I don’t think it goes against the document…
    This is probably the biggest problem with the document is that it is not written regarding the pastoral situation in America. It is my belief that this document targets France and other parts of Europe. A pastor only has authority over his parish. A parish is defined geographically. (I hit these issues here: http://discalcedyooper.wordpress.com/2007/07/09/its-here-now-what/ ) In short the 8 people in your example from the other parish are not owed service by the pastor of another parish. It very much could mean the difference, but one’s recourse is to the bishop then. A pastor’s obligations are to his parishoners.

    That doesn’t strike me as simple at all…
    In the case of an independent chapel it would be very easy in that you already have an established community and this is what the MP is targeting.


    Unfortunately the poor ecclesiology in this country is leading to lots of problems.

    Comment by M.Z. Forrest | July 17, 2007 | Reply


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