Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WE CAN'T SAY ALLELUIA DURING HOLY WEEK, BUT POPE FRANCIS TO CELEBRATE A LOW PONTIFICAL MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOR A VISITING GROUP OF FSSP PRIESTS AND LAITY!

This news was just released today by the Vatican Press office. The date is set for the Vigil of Corpus Christi and will be celebrated in the Sistine chapel! This is indeed good news.

12 comments:

Julian Barkin said...

You got me good Father lol!

Ted said...

But that is old news. The new news on this 1 April is that it will be a Solemn Pontifical Mass with the pope emeritus as deacon.....

Anonymous said...

This is an evil April fools joke.......I know it is!

Anonymous said...

As Pope Francis doesn't have any Latin that would be interesting ...

Jan

Vox Cantoris said...

http://voxcantor.blogspot.ca/2015/04/breaking-pope-francis-to-pontificate-on.html

Steven Surrency said...

Jan,

The Holy Father prays mass in Latin frequently. Moreover, he prays his breviary in Latin. So, I think we can say he "has" some Latin.

SS

Anonymous said...

So is this an April Fools joke or is it accurate?

It's a sad state of affairs in the Church when this becomes a joke :/

Anonymous said...

Steven, thank you for that clarification. I stand corrected.

Jan

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

It is April fools post and it could easily have been applied to St. John Paul II and even Pope Benedict. Although with Pope Benedict it would have been more fun as it is conceivable that he would have celebrated this as pope eventually.

Cletus Ordo said...

It would have been more believable to read that he was going to place the FSSP under an apostolic commissioner to investigate their order.

Then again, that wouldn't be very funny because it is too believable.

In fact, none of this is funny. Just sad.

JBS said...

Stephen Surrency,

Thank you for correcting that. Yes, Pope Francis says the Office in Latin, as required for priests by the Second Vatican Council.

Henry said...

Indeed, Jan, so far as I know, Pope Francis has used Latin in every single papal Mass he's celebrated at the high altar in St. Peter's Basilica, including in particular the Preface and Eucharistic Prayer said by him, as well as the Ordinary (Gloria, Credo, etc.) sung by the choir. I believe some of these Masses for the most auspicious occasions have been entirely Latin, including the readings.