Saturday, August 11, 2007

What is your Diocese Doing About the 1962 Latin Mass? -- Summorum Pontificum

Updated August 12, 2007

Father "Z", source of all things properly translated on the Internet has been quite busy analyzing (or, fisking, which is analyzing with lots of complaining, too) the reports coming from the various dioceses and publications around the world.

I have put together a table of his posts that he has done so far relating to American dioceses. I was going to rate both the dioceses and the newspapers on a three point scale, ABC, but because the Boston Globe happens to exist, I have needed to add a couple more lower grades for their category. The grades indicate how approving the diocese or newspaper is of the Pope's Motus Proprio. The Globe is a very low grader and is not particularly fond of the Church.

Most of you probably figure that I am raring to go with the first 1962 Mass that comes my way. That is not the case. Most of all, I want a reverent Mass. I have been at too many where outrageous violations of the General Instructions of the Roman Missal are regularly encountered.

And I have found that the greatest asset of the Novus Ordo Vatican II Mass that we regularly have in English is the fact that the readings (First and Second Readings and the Psalms) have been greatly expanded and many more are taken from the Old Testament, the section of the Bible that many Catholics like myself haven't read much of outside of the Book of Genesis.

My perfect world would be a Mass in Latin, using a solid translation with the readings in English and with Gregorian Chant accompaniment. Any music with music or lyrics created after 1945 would be specifically prohibited.

Diocese Ordinary ABC Date Paper A-F
Altoona-Johnstown, PA Bp. Joseph V. Adamec C 8/5/2007


7/21/2007 Journal-Const. A
Baton Rouge, LA

7/18/2007 Commentator- Carville F
Baton Rouge, LA Bp. Robert Muench C 7/18/2007


7/10/2007 Globe/Flinn F

7/16/2007 Globe-Carroll F
Boston Cdl. Sean O'Malley B 7/20/2007

Bridgeport, CT Bp. William Lori A 7/17/2007

Brooklyn, NY Bp. Nicholas DiMarzio B 8/11/2007

Burlington, VT Bp. Salvatore Matano A 7/6/2007

Camden, NJ

7/7/2007 Chancery A
Chicago, IL

7/29/2007 New York Times D
Colorado Springs, CO Bp. Michael J. Sheridan A 8/10/2007

Denver Abp. Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. A 7/12/2007

Detroit Card. Joseph Maida A 7/7/2007

El Paso Bp. Amando Ochoa C

Erie, PA Bp. Donald Trautman C 7/9/2007

Fargo, ND Bp. Samuel Aquila A 8/1/2007

Galveston-Houston Abp. Daniel DiNardo A 7/21/2007

Gaylord, MI

8/11/2007 Fr. Rob Johansen F
Grand Rapids, MI Bp. Walter Hurley C 7/8/2007

Harrisburg, PA Bp. Kevin Rhoades C 7/9/2007

Indianapolis, IN

7/27/2007 Gallagher, Criterion A
Kalamazoo, MI Bp. James A. Murray A 8/3/2007

Kansas City, MO Bp. Robert Finn A 7/22/2007

Kansas City, MO Bp. Robert Finn A 7/20/2007

Lake Charles, LA Bp. Glen J. Provost A 8/10/2007

Louisville Abp. Joseph Kurtz B 7/20/2007

Memphis, TN

8/6/2007 Comm. Appeal A
Memphis, TN Bp. J. Terry Steib C 7/26/2007

Naples, FL

8/4/2007 Ave Maria U F
New York City Cdl. Edward Egan B 7/19/2007

Newark, NY Abp. John J. Myers B 8/8/2007

Oakland, CA

7/30/2007 Wiener - SFGate A
Orange, CA Bp. Tod Brown C 7/20/2007

Orange, CA Bp. Tod Brown B 7/21/2007

Orange, CA Bp. Tod Brown C 7/10/2007

Orange, CA

7/31/2007 Fr. Tran F
Owensboro, KY Bp. John McRaith B 8/1/2007


7/11/2007 Inquirer A
Pittsburgh Bp. David Zubik B 7/18/2007


7/7/2007 Chancery B
Portland, OR Abp John Vlazny B 9/1/2006

Portland, OR Abp. John Vlazny A 7/27/2007

Raleigh, NC Bp. Michael Burbidge B 7/9/2007

Salt Lake City Bp. John Wester B 7/13/2007

Santa Fe, NM

7/30/2007 DDL-Alb. Journal D
St Louis Abp. Raymond Burke A 7/20/2007

St Paul and Mpls

7/20/2007 Catholic Spirit C
Steubenville, OH Bp. R. Daniel Conlon C 7/13/2007

Steubenville, OH Bp. Robert D. Conlon C 7/20/2007

Tulsa, OK

7/23/2007 World-Overall A
Washington, DC

7/30/2007 Washington Times
Winona, MN

7/31/2007 Lovrien - Liturgist F
Winona, MN Bp. Bernard Harrington B 7/13/2007

Winona, MN

7/23/2007 Liturgist C


jim klasz said...

just a few miles from my home , the Latin Mass is a regular offering ,and I attend it once a month or so , and indeed I appreciate it. However in the end I prefer to go to mas in my own Parish.What question does this raise ?

Unknown said...

Does it raise a question; or does it give you a choice?

A certain segment of society is proud of being "pro-choice" with respect to abortion; but they aren't "pro-choice" when it comes to the way the Mass is to be celebrated.

I would say that their attitude is what raises lots of questions? The first is, why do they still claim to be Catholic?

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

This chart is so cool! keep it up, I can't wait to hear what our Archbishop(s) will say (if anything).