[ Note: The prominence of “certain” Dominican friars within the Order and their open advocacy for sodomite “rights” tempers my otherwise genuine relief in discovering that at least some Dominican powers-that-be might still be Catholic. I hope so but will take a wait-and-see attitude. The True Rite of the Church has been used as political “bait” (by indulters and ideologically anti-SSPX societies founded by Brave New Church) for the last 25+ years. The collaboration between the Order and one of those pro-Vatican II organizations* is explained, below. Serious caution is advised. /gpmtrad ]
* There are, on the other hand and in contradiction to the “deal” FSSP members made to “be in good standing with (Modernist) Rome,” some FSSP priest who have been publicly outspoken in their criticism of the “new” rite (which I admit CAN BE “valid” under the proper understanding of the term, technically, but which is also openly schismatic and heretical in much else.)
Order of Preachers embracing liturgy of founder
On today’s feast of Saint Dominic we share a bit of hope with readers, concerning the Order of Friars Preachers (aka the Dominicans).
This past Sunday the Dominican vocations office of the Province of Saint Joseph, which represents the northeastern portion of the United States, publicized a Dominican rite Mass for “young men, 18-35 years old, considering a vocation to the Order of Preachers.”
The sung Mass, at Saint Patrick’s church in Columbus, Ohio, was offered by Father Dominic Langevin, OP, an assistant master of students at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Codified in 1254 after Saint Dominic earlier wished to have his men use one missal instead of offering regional variations of the Roman rite, the Dominican rite is fairly similar to what we know as the traditional Latin Mass, although with distinct features such as the celebrant invoking “Saint Dominic our father” in a shortened Confiteor and holding his arms in a cruciform position after the consecration.
Following Summorum Pontificum, a renewed interest in the Dominican rite has been demonstrated here and there, especially involving younger friars and student brothers. But Sunday’s explicit outreach to young men considering a vocation to the Order of Preachers sends a clear message to traditionally-minded Catholics that the healthiest provinces of the Dominican order are focusing on restoration and expansion.
Combined with a traditional approach to theology, exemplified by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter sending priests for graduate degrees at the Dominican House of Studies, it is no wonder vocations are booming — at least in some parts of the world — at the order of Saint Dominic de Guzman.
Labels: Friars Preachers, The Unstoppable Summorum Pontificum
Posted by Kenneth J. Wolfe at 8/04/2015 06:21:00 PM