[quote=Mysty101]I have seen some very judgemental statements, and very little logic from the intolerant in both camps.
It is very sad to see. I personally cannot understand why someone feels they have a right to demand what has been changed. If it is allowed, you must go where there are provisions, not ridicule a Parish which does not taylor itself to your wishes.
This coming from someone who wants everyone to receive Communion standing up, even though the GIRM permits communicants to receive kneeling.
You’re obviously not familiar with the apostolic letter of Pope John Paul II Ecclesia Dei which gives those who want the Tridentine Mass the right to have it. The bishops are to be generous in this application, but we know that is not the case. I’m still waiting for you criticize these bishops the way you criticize anyone who wants to adore our Lord and receive Holy Communion kneeling.
This is from Ecclesia Dei:
To all those Catholic faithful who feel attached to some previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradition I wish to manifest my will to facilitate their ecclesial communion by means of the necessary measures to guarantee respect for their rightful aspirations.
In this matter I ask for the support of the bishops and of all those engaged in the pastoral ministry in the Church.
…moreover, respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962.
Pope John Paul II called for the bishops to support him in granting the Tridentine Mass to those who ask for it because it is their rightful aspiration. There is supposed to be a wide and generous application of the Tridentine Mass.
Those of us who want the Tridentine Mass have a right to it Mysty. Pope Benedict XVI was very much involved in promoting the Tridentine Mass as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith even though this wasn’t his responsibility.
It seems once again you are being judgmental about those who want the Tridentine Mass. You are the one who wants a parish to tailor itself to your wishes.
It’s precisely because of modernists who want to rid the Church of any semblance of tradition that John Paul II worded Ecclesia Dei in this manner.