See where Father’s feet are?
That is where we would like to have our Altar rail.
The rumor is that Jan. 17th will be the day when the Universal Indult goes in. That is the Priest who has been on the rotation for our TLM downtown. If the Indult goes in, I don’t see any reason at all why we would be denied an Altar rail!
As you can see, we use kneelers now.
January 17:hmmm: Lets see, it was to be in mid November, the excitement grew and ZIP, then it was to be mid December right before Christmas and ZIP once again.
I am willing to wager anyone on this forum that it will not happen January 17 18, 22 or 30 or any other date you care to mention.
There is way too much opposition from the Bishops for this and I truly don’t think the Holy Father is going to buck them on this one.
After having watched this issue closely I can see no evidence of him even considering this except for strategically placed rumors, and have no hope that he will do such a thing. Sorry, but I don’t think it is in the cards. I hope I’m wrong but i just don’t see it happening.
The sad part is, how many NO priests know enough Latin to say the TLM? The ones I have asked say they don’t remember their Latin well enough to say the TLM. Some of them will be lacking in desire, too.
It would probably take years to learn. After all, back before the Pauline Mass was introduced, most priests were former altar boys (in fact, even now, most priests had been altar boys when they were kids–only they didn’t need to know Latin). An altar boy would have learned the Latin in order to serve at Mass. So even before entering the Seminary, he would have known the Latin for many years. It would be hard to teach somebody a language in a few months, rather than a long time, like maybe 15 years.