Thursday, August 11, 2005

World Youth Day to feature a pre-Vatican II Latin Mass

Our dicesan Catholic paper, The Catholic News and Herald (August 5, 2005), carried an article (p. 3), in a column headed "From the Vatican," entitled "Pre-Vatican II Latin Mass to be celebrated during World Youth Day." Googling key words from the headline turned up this report from Catholic News Service, dated July 22, 2005, the same article that was republished in our diocesan paper. The German group mounting the Latin Mass pilgrimage, called "Juventutem," has it's own website, which states the following (in its own English translation):

Who are we? In response to the invitation of the Pope John-Paul II, a delegation of young attached to the tridentine liturgy (Mass of Saint Pius V) officially organizes a festival within the World Youth Days. The delegation will be made up of young people coming from more than 20 countries. Before the week in Cologne, roads and a gathering will be organized in Bavaria, in the splendid area of the lake of Constance. (Source)
A Juventutem press release says that Cardinals E. Francis George of Chicago and Francis Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, will address the group in Cologne and will lead the pilgrimage members in prayer. Australian Cardinal George Pell of Sydney will celebrate vespers and Benediction with them, it said. Others bishops and cardinals in the litany of those meeting with the group include the following:
  • Archbishop Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, president of the French episcopal conference;
  • Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan, Personal Apostolic Administrator of the St. John Mary Vianney Administration of Campos, Brazil, which uses the Traditional Missal exclusively;
  • Bishop George Alencherry of Thuckalay, India (Kerala);
  • Archbishop Wolfgang Haas of Vaduz, Liechtenstein;
  • Archbishop Georg Eder Emeritus from Salzburg (Austria);
  • Bishop Andre-Mutien Leonard of Namur (Belgium);
  • Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, USA; and
  • Bishop Czeslaw Kozon of Copenhague, Denmark. (Source)
Googling "Juventutem" turns up page after page of websites across the United States and around the world promoting the movement. Interesting ...

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