Sunday news for the faithful offers followup on a controversial issue that our godless journalist friends might not understand.
Catholics throughout Kansas City and the world have been slap fighting over a "taste great/less filling" holy war that doesn't really inspire much confidence in either camp.
Thankfully, after a couple of weeks of social media flame wars, there's a worthwhile communication from a top ranking local cleric.
For readers of www.TonysKansasCity.com . . . We share an important clarification in a note shared by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas . . .
"It is a grave error and injustice to communicate to God’s people a superiority of either the Tridentine or the Novus Ordo Mass."
Read his letter in its entirety for a better understanding of the issue right from the source . . .
Editor's note: Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann sent the following letter, dated July 27, to the priests and deacons of the archdiocese. It concerns the apostolic letter recently issued "motu proprio" (on his own initiative) by Pope Francis regarding the celebration of Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly referred to as the Latin (or [...]
And then we share two alternative perspectives . . . Local Catholic critics NCR seem opposed to the Latin Mass . . .
Pope Francis cracked down July 16 on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI's signature decisions in a major cha...
Meanwhile, conservatives in KC and across the nation have championed the old school tradition for reasons that don't seem entirely faith-based . . .
You don't have to know the entire modern history of the traditional Latin Mass to understand what's behind Pope Francis's recent apostolic letter, Traditionis custodes , claiming the ancient rite threatens the unity of the Catholic Church and imposing strict new limits on its use.
You decide . . .