Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Latin Mass is back!

George Neumayr
There is an excellent piece by George Neumayr in Crisis Magazine on how the return to orthodoxy of the Faith and the Tridentine Latin Mass is being led by young people.
You may read it HERE.

It is the reform of the reform; it may not be taking place at such speed in Britain but in the USA and other parts of the world, it is accelerating at a pace that must cause a few heart murmurs among those Cafeteria Catholics challenged by the advances of biological time.

The message is clear - a new era is coming:-

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”

There is also plenty of evidence on the blogosphere; more and more young people are blogging on orthodoxy, here are just a few selected at random:-

From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary    http://blog.yankehome.com/

Sursum Corda  http://habemusaddominum1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-call-of-tradition.html

A Hand Maid of the Hand Maid http://handmaidofthehandmaid.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/daily-gospel-xviii-luke-5-12-16.html

Paddling Upstream http://againstthetide-cat.blogspot.co.uk/ - another blogger from Wales!


  1. Bilbo's prophesy!

    Sometimes, I wonder if JRR Tolkien was a mystic.

  2. I have been thinking for some time now that this might be the case which is brilliant news.

    The one thing I have noticed in my parish is that you can see the blood drain away from the liberal's faces when you explain to them that the greatest orthodox successes in the Church have been with younger Catholics.

    I hope the likes of Joseph Shaw will direct more funds, resources, and man hours towards the youth in this country. I know that Juventutem need money to move forward. We also need to be encouraging more youth on the Charteres pilgrimage. I hope that one year that Juventutem can approach Youth2000 and hold a Latin Mass during their annual Walsingham week. If 'all the stops where pulled out' it could have a significant impact during that Walsingham week. If anything this should be a priority because the youth are always surprised when they discover that there is more to Mass than the Novus Ordo.

    This post is also an important post because where there are successes in the Church with youth and the TLM bloggers need to highlight these successes so that it starts to look like the norm rather than the exception.

    Great post.

  3. Latest LMS site for the Extraordinary Rite:
    This Saturday (Jan 19th at 11.00) in St Agatha's Church Portsmouth. Mass will be offered in this form every third Saturday of the month.
    St Agatha's is a part of the Ordinariate of OLW, and normally uses the liturgy from the Book of Divine Worship.

  4. Oh wow John-of hayling thanks for that....a must.