Paven ønsker den gregorianske messen feiret alle steder
Et sentralt ord i denne overskrifta er ordet ØNSKER. Kardinal Castrillon Hoyos uttrykte nemlig på pressekonferansen (jeg refererte til tidligere) ikke noen kirkerettslige synspunkter – om at den tradisjonelle latinske messen må feires i alle menigheter – men et ønske om at dette skjer så mange steder som mulig.
Damian Thompson (Telegraph): Your Eminence, would the Holy Father like to see ordinary parishes in England with no knowledge of the Gregorian Rite introduced to it?
CC: Yes, of course. We cannot celebrate this without knowledge of the language, of the signs, of the ways of the Rite, and some institutions of the Church are helping in that way.
DT: So would the Pope like to see many ordinary parishes making provision for the Gregorian Rite?
CC: All the parishes. Not many – all the parishes, because this is a gift of God. He offers these riches, and it is very important for new generations to know the past of the Church. This kind of worship is so noble, so beautiful – the deepest theologians’ way to express our faith. The worship, the music, the architecture, the painting, makes a whole that is a treasure. The Holy Father is willing to offer to all the people this possibility, not only for the few groups who demand it but so that everybody knows this way of celebrating the Eucharist in the Catholic Church.
Kardinalen sa også i et foredrag i London:
Let me say this plainly: the Holy Father wants the ancient use of the Mass to become a normal occurrence in the liturgical life of the Church so that all of Christ’s faithful – young and old – can become familiar with the older rites and draw from their tangible beauty and transcendence. The Holy Father wants this for pastoral reasons as well as for theological ones.
Les mer om dette HER – og alt som ble sagt om dette på pressekonferansen HER.