* When in doubt, ask a JESUIT about liturgy? Since when?
It’s Tom Reese this time (as when not in these days of word bites?), saying we need vernacular to get down to the mystery of things:
“The mystery of the Eucharist is not that it’s in Latin,” Reese said. “The mystery is the death and resurrection of Jesus that’s being celebrated here. To have the mysteriousness of Latin blocking you from seeing the true mystery is one of the reasons we went to English.”
He means for us to plumb depths, thinking it over until we get it or give up because we can’t get it. Head-trip Tom they call him.
In same story, writers say Rome “strictly limited” the old mass in 1970 so as to “prod reluctant parishes” to adopt the new. I’d say “force.” Why the euphemism? Have they been spending too much time on the phone with Tom Reese?
* Also, Chi Trib is pulling an old chestnut out of the fire, just to show old dogs know old tricks, namely the Pamplona bullshi—– I mean bulls.