July 7, 2014 Today is the 7th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum that brought back the 1962 Missal of Saint John XXIII back into widespread use as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Thank you Pope Emeritus for bring back some beauty and some of the divine majesty of Catholic Liturgy back into the world! Now just for the heck of it why don’t we imagine this Mass being offered at a cathedral in Damascus, Baghdad, Tripoli, or Tunis? It would be a different world.
Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary on Monday for the See of Constantinople, the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday for the See of Antioch, the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday for the See of Jerusalem, the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday for the See of Alexandria, and the Sorrowful Mysteries on Friday for the See of Carthage; for their liberty and their salvation and the restoration of their ancient status as pillars of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church in communion with the See of Peter in Rome; for the conversion of the Jewish people and the conversion of the Muslim peoples. And join the Rosary Confraternity!