Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Will this begin to happen?

Will a parish in a diocese become a "TLM" parish? I have been thinking about this lately. It would seem this would be a solution for a smaller diocese that cannot spare priests or add more Masses to their schedule. It seems it would be a perfect solution for our diocese here in Covington. Take a parish that has been closed or is very small in number and that parish would have sacraments and Masses in the extraordinary rite. In this way, the people can have all the benefits of belonging to a parish and not feel so "transient". Another bonus would be complaints of liturgical abuse, etc would go down in numbers(most liberal or casual Catholics aren't concerned with these things). I see how Ma Beck's parish is not just thriving but doing remarkably well. It may even bring SSPX members and others back to the fold. I wonder if there is another diocese who is planning this since the release of Summorum Pontificum? It seems like a win-win situation. If it is found there are enough people in a diocese that would join such a parish, then why not? The spiritual and financial benefit could just be amazing...something to ponder on...

2 comments:

Ma Beck said...

Funny you should mention SSPX. Many, many SSPXers came back to full communion at St John Cantius.
I think you are correct, and I hope they see it your way.

cordelia said...

oohh, i'd cross the ohio for that!!!