Cleansing Fire

Defending Truth and Tradition in the Roman Catholic Church


“More Ancient Form of the Roman Rite”

December 6th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

The following letter from Archbishop Schnurr of Cincinnati highlights many of the great points of faith we as a Church are seeing in recent years. (Click to see larger.)

The important thing I drew from this letter is this: a vacant church structure is being assigned, by the (arch)bishop for use as a parish which will be thoroughly “dedicated to the ancient  liturgy.” He then exhorts the faithful of his (arch)diocese to support their efforts, to aid them in the restoration of the building, and “donate generously for this purpose.” (Think “St. Thomas the Apostle”)

I wonder when Bishop Clark will instruct the faithful to patronize the “extraordinary expression” found in the Rochester Latin Mass Community? After all . . . it’s a Mass, and a Mass is a Mass is a Mass unless it is illicit or invalid. Just because it doesn’t appeal to a certain individual’s liturgical tastes, that is no reason to act as if it doesn’t exist.

In an upcoming post, we will examine the possibilities and feasibility of having and oratory take ownership of an unused Catholic church.

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