"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bad News: Only one ordination in the Archdiocese of New York. Good News: He said his first Mass in the Extraordinary Form

NYC: A newly ordained priest’s First Mass – Extraordinary Form Solemn Mass
Posted on 22 May 2012 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I wanted to share some great liturgical eye-candy of a happy event involving some of my friends in New York City.

Fr. Patrick D’Arcy, a brand new priest for the Archdiocese of New York celebrated his First Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Blessed Sacrament Church on the upper west side of Manhattan, where Msgr. Robert C. O’Connor is pastor.

There is a nice write up on the event and great photos from the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny.

The music was as follows:
Mass ordinary, Gregorian Mass VIII Missa de Angelis
Sanctus and Benedictus from the Missa Brevis of Palestrina
Communion Motet Miserere Mei by Gregorio Allegri
Recessional Motet Exsultate Justi by John Williams

A little mix of the old and new, there.

The church during the sermon, delivered by Msgr. Javier Garcia de Cardenas, of the personal prelature of Opus Dei.

I’ll just post a couple of the many photos.

Here’s a Dominus vobiscum:

And a great moment when the new priest is giving First Holy Communion to his little niece.

Just as we are going to see a lot more attacks on the Catholic Church and on faithful Catholics, we are also going to see a lot more of this sort of thing from young priests.

The hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture is passing faster and faster as the biological solution works its inexorable way with the aging hippies and their tie-dyed ways.

WDTPRS kudos to Fr. D’Arcy. May he have many great years as a priest.

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