Re: [liturgy-l] Tridentistas?
- In a message dated 2/28/03 7:29:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< What do those who use the term "Tridentistas" or "Tridentines" mean
by these terms? Is it a description of Catholics who use the 1962
missal or Catholics in general? Many Catholics love participating in
both missals while many Catholics who never participate in the 1962
missal are every bit as conservative as those who do.
>>I use the term for those whose primary worship is via the 1962 Missal.
Most of them, though not all of these people, are conservative.
This includes the parishes world wide that are staffed by the FSSP, and
also those numerous "Indult" Latin Rite congregations.
- shane4034 wrote:
>What do those who use the term "Tridentistas" or "Tridentines" meanFor Roman Catholics it specifically refers to those who choose the Latin
>by these terms? Is it a description of Catholics who use the 1962
>missal or Catholics in general? Many Catholics love participating in
>both missals while many Catholics who never participate in the 1962
>missal are every bit as conservative as those who do.
Mass according to the 1962
Missal only. The majority of these would not be seen dead at a Novus
Ordo Mass. Their dedication
to the Mass promulgated after the Council of Trent often means they
travel long distances to attend
this Mass when they could quite easily attend a local Novus Ordo Mass.
While the Indult granting them permission for the celebration of the pre
Vatican II Rite specifies that
it should be the according to the 1962 Missal there are a reasonably
large number who prefer and have
obtained much earlier versions that predate the changes made by Pius XII
in around 1954.
Their reasoning is that the Pope who promulgated the "Tridentine" Mass
stated that this Mass was to
never to be changed or added to in any way and was to stand "forever" as
the Latin Rite.
Any understanding of liturgical history would soon disabuse them of the
notion of any Rite holding
"forever" but history is not usually their strongpoint.
Their stance is one of conscience and they are willing to make great
sacrifices to hold fast to their decision
in conscience. We may consider their decision ill-informed and unwise
but their devotion and willingness to
make such sacrifices can only be admired.
MaryM (the AussieRC)