Moving toward the Unity
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I am in Philadelphia and have some knowledge of this situation.

The text posted by glgas is from an email that went out yesterday to members and friends of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Latin Liturgy Association.

I immediately noticed the reference to benediction and thought to myself, "This rector is not really a priest.  This is not the Blessed Sacrament.  So who will bless, and with what?!"

When the Holy Father's new Apostolic Constitution on the Anglicans was released several months ago, I visited St. Clement's, which is within walking distance of my office.  It is indeed a "lovely setting" and more Catholic than 80% of the Catholic churches i have been in.  I sent an email to the rector afterwards, asking him if he and his parish intended to unite with Rome under the terms of the Apostolic Constitution.  He responded immediately, telling me there was no need, since they were already Catholic.  Then I saw his blog, which derides the very idea.

I telephoned the author of the email that was sent out yesterday to ask him why he had invited people to vespers at such a church, and to "benediction" no less.  He acknowledged to me that he realized, too late, that it was a mistake.  He had also been contacted by at least several members of the Latin Liturgy Association about the same issue.

So, glgas, you are mistaken.  The rector at St. Clement's is not interested in true unity.  His blog will assure you of that.  The email that went out to us was a mistake.  I'm afraid that many people have been scandalized.  The author of the email, I must say, has up until now been diligent in announcing information about local traditional Latin Masses, so we need to forgive his error.
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Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 07:41 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by Baskerville - 01-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by tradmaverick - 01-11-2010, 09:02 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by devotedknuckles - 01-11-2010, 09:11 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by BrevisVir55 - 01-11-2010, 09:17 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 09:29 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-11-2010, 09:34 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by Bonifacius - 01-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by franklinf - 01-11-2010, 09:48 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by Baskerville - 01-11-2010, 10:14 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by ImpyTerwilliger - 01-12-2010, 07:22 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by ImpyTerwilliger - 01-12-2010, 07:30 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-12-2010, 08:54 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by devotedknuckles - 01-12-2010, 09:40 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by franklinf - 01-12-2010, 09:44 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-12-2010, 10:05 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by devotedknuckles - 01-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by CrusaderKing - 01-12-2010, 11:44 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by devotedknuckles - 01-12-2010, 11:46 AM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by Historian - 01-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-12-2010, 01:46 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by Historian - 01-12-2010, 07:23 PM
Re: Moving toward the Unity - by glgas - 01-13-2010, 11:02 AM



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