Tuesday 11 March 2014

How to love that boring Latin Mass

The link address is here.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezdpcm-C-Zg

H/T to Joseph Shaw at LMS Chairman for his post on a young American woman who talks to camera for nine minutes on the Latin Mass.

It is a most interesting video clip from the viewpoint of a very perceptive young woman and it deserves as much exposure as possible.

My one big reservation about the Catholic blogosphere is, that, with one or two exceptions, we are holding a conversation with like minded people.

The vast bulk of young Catholics in Britain will never see this film.

We should do whatever it takes to get this circulated around the parishes or, rather, screened in all the parishes - distribution is easy, getting the parish priest to show it to his flock is going to take a miracle.

But then, as a Catholic mother used to say: "God helps those who help themselves"

Perhaps a prayer to Our Lady of Fatima would help?

O most holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—I adore thee profoundly. I offer thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ—present in all the tabernacles of the world—in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.

Please share this video on your blog or FB or, wherever


  1. I have to say that this lass reflects my own feelings about the Latin Mass to a tee. There was also the recent video from Florida which I believe that you also highlighted which hits the nail on the head.

    I get the impression that the Southern States are really coming alive with the E.F. Mass. A quarter of Texas has now reverted to the old rite and these liberal arts colleges and new(er) American Catholic schools that Michael Voris has highlighted seem for the most part to be doing a good job by celebrating the E.F (in some cases exclusively i.e. only celebrating the TLM).

    I see it happening in Britain, but maybe not at such a fast pace. I attended a wonderful Introductory day to the E.F. Mass in Leicester. I assumed that there would be ten people there, but in the end there was standing room only for the High Mass in the morning. It was predominantly made up of families and young people. In fact there were teenagers who had turned up for altar server training. This is only one example, but what I believed was a myth does actually seem to be happening on the ground.

    You are right that video does need distributing.


  2. agree - and so people can familiarize themselves here are three videos on how the Mass is celebrated - they are supposed to be for priests, I think.


  3. “we are holding a conversation with like minded people”

    I couldn’t agree more.

    I think that every serious comment we make should trigger a letter to the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, copied to the Papal Nuncio, and your local bishop.

    The Faithful have a duty to make their considered views known to all, including the Hierarchy, canons 211-215, Code of Canon Law, 1983.

    Oh dear, there I go again!

    It did occur to me this morning on my way out that all my pals in the G.............. club and the A....................., would consider all of us, EF or OF, as a bit of a joke, particularly if they could see some of our comments.

    Such is the sad extent to which our society has become de-Christianised, in the last 50 years.

  4. Thank you for distributing my video! -Renee Shumay