Liberate this Mass
lol! I am not being picky here Father. To me, "blast from the past" means something valuable from the past has re-emerged again in popular fashion (positive connotations), kind of like vintage clothing. At least they didn't say terms like "archaic," "antique," "old," or "antiquated." Worse of all, "banned" with the Spirit/secular misconception of Vatican II. Pax! And Merry Christmas in this fair season and a Happy New Year/Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God!
No offense, Father, but what do you expect from the secular media? Especially in a Protestant-dominated area like South Carolina? They just don't know.
It looks like the town has two Catholic churches, and this one offers the Low Mass every Saturday morning throughout the year. The other parish has something strange on its website: "If you cannot make Sunday your Sabbath, make another day of the week your Sabbath". Of course, Saturday is the Sabbath, and even the Catholic Church has never tried to change that. Apart from that, I suppose they're just trying to accommodate those who truly cannot get to Mass on Sunday or Saturday evening.
Well, how else are they going to spin it, except as nostalgia and a short reprise of the "good ol' days"? The social message is that the hip younger folks should avoid this, unless you are somewhat retro, and only as a novelty.Ah, the subtle politics that we all experience daily in the media.
BTW, What IS PD?
The "PD" is the Pee Dee River in SC.In the Diocese of Charleston, the deaneries are named by region, while in the Diocese of Savannah, they are named by the major city or cities in the deanery. (As in the Savannah Deanery, the Augusta Deanery, etc.)If one is the Vicar Forane (VF) of the Pee Dee Deanery, that makes him the Pee Dee Dean!
Father, who is the Celebrant?
I don 't know but if Fr . EF (actually his real initials!) who is a Charleston friend of mine could let us know!
I don't know what motivated the naming of that river, but it's not what one would call appealing.
The Pee Dee is named for the Native American tribe in that region - the Pee Dee.
Yes, the poor Pee Dee..who attacked the SC colonists in the Yamassee War, ambushing and killing a delegation of colonists sent to seek peace. Several colonists were tortured to death slowly, as witnessed from hiding by colonists who escaped. Anyway, the SC colony thankfully survived after being joined by the Cherokee, who wisely understood Manifest Destiny and the benefits of co-existing with white society. You can buy their trinkets and crafts in tourist trap gift shops all over there Appalachian region. Alas, the myth of the Noble Savage suffers another blow. Get your handkerchief, Ignotus.
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