Traditional Anglo-Papist

28 March 2006

Organic growth?

ORIGINAL CAPTION: Dressed in multicolored vestments, from left, Father Fausto Stampiglia, pastor of St. Martha Parish; Father Gavin Griffith of Monterrey, Calif., seated; Bishop John Kinney of St. Cloud, Minn.; Father Charles Watkins of Chicago; and Father Jim Challancin of Crystal Falls, Mich., concelebrated the circus Mass Jan. 15.

Bishop Kinney gets extra points for wearing the stole over the multicolored vestment. Hmmm... is this the organic growth of the 1970s Sacramentary? If so, what tree is it growing from?

From Circus Mass celebrates unique national ministry in The Florida Catholic.


  • Well, yes, ghastly, and not in conformity with even the new liturgical rules.

    However, these aberrations are by-and-large exceptions. Much more distressing are churches which advertise themselves as "Traditional Roman Catholic" or "Traditional Anglo-Catholic" but have few, if any, week-day Masses, and celebrations of the Divine Office (especially Sunday Vespers!) are totally absent.

    And before anyone brings up the many places where these things would be difficult or impossible (priests who bi-vocational and such) please understand that I am not talking about such situations.

    By Blogger Paul Goings, at Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:11:00 AM  

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