Here is an idea for a letter,
Your Excellency, Most Reverend Bishop Paul S. Loverde,
We would like to extend our grateful and heartfelt appreciation for the reverent and solemn atmosphere of Masses celebrated in the Diocese of Arlington. Whether or not you are aware there are many Catholics who flock to this diocese for that very reason. In the diocese of Arlington the “Reform of the Reform” called for by Pope Benedict XVI is being effectively carried out. However many of those who come to the parishes of this Diocese come because it more closely resembles the Tridentine Mass. Many Catholics who are faithful to the magisterium in our area desire the Tridentine Mass in the manner provided for by Pope John Paul the great in Ecclesia Dei.
We are those Catholics who are absolutely loyal to the Holy Spirit through the Pope and the Bishops in union with him, but desire the Rite of Mass which inspired so many of the Latin Rite saints from St. Ignatius of Loyola to St. Jose Maria Escriva. We totally and whole heartedly reject the so called traditionalists like the SSPX who disdain the Second Vatican Council which was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The Tridentine Rite of Mass would be a means of fulfilling Pope John Paul’s desire to fulfill the “rightful aspirations” of the faithful. It would also be a unique means of carrying out the “new evangelization” he called for. One signer of this letter is a young Catholic who has invited many friends to Holy Mass. These friends love to come to Mass because of its beauty. Beauty attracts. The father of one friend comes to the Pauline Rite Mass in Latin every chance he gets because he recognizes it as being in continuity with the traditions of the early Church. The Tridentine Mass would also attract these same Protestant friends to Mass. Your Excellency, every opportunity to show them the beauty of Jesus in the Eucharist is an opportunity we must take!
Your Excellency, we ask you to please consider offering the Tridentine Mass in some parishes of the Diocese. We believe it would be a beautiful testament to the continuity, and the unity of the Catholic Church.
Members of your faithful flock,
ALL PEOPLE SIGN HERE
End with Ecclesia Dei quote
“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.”- Pope John Paul the Great