Monday, June 2, 2008

Training for the Traditional Mass

Progress is being made, slowly but surely.
Cardinal George, the archbishop of Chicago, said this about a five-day Traditional Latin Mass Training Workshop for priests and seminarians hosted last week by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Hailing from all over the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Italy, and the Philippines, the participating priests and seminarians stayed at the campus of Mundelein Seminary to attend a hands-on workshop on the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass of the Roman rite held at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House.

In a letter to those who attended the event, Cardinal George said: "Charged with proclaiming Christ's universal call to holiness, the Church wishes to foster a love for the sacred whenever her people gather to worship God as he wants to be worshiped. In order to better serve Catholics who wish to worship according to the 'forma extraordinaria,' ample and ongoing catechesis in this form of the Mass must be available. This can only be achieved if, first of all, priest and seminarians are prepared to serve this need.

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