Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A scavenger hunt?

Return of Latin mass sparks old vestment hunt
While this article has some hopeful points, it seems there is so much emphasis on laborious rituals in a manner that questions why priests would want to go to such lengths. One of the highlights has to be the SSPX wanting to sell their wares to help the cause(sigh).
Medlin, Soffi and others say there is today a growing interest in the old rite from young people disaffected with a superficial, consumerist world and looking for something sacred.
After the old rite was phased out to be replaced in some churches by sing-along hymns and guitar music, many people missed the Latin rite's sense of mystery and awe and the centuries-old Gregorian chant that went with it.

Yep. The vestment search is interesting. I would think someone with an entrepreneurial spirit could come up with a source or database for this purpose. I think the problems laid out, are good problems to have. I long for the day when people can't find a guitar or materials for a felt banner....

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