Laudetur Iesus Christus and blessed feast of St. Bonaventure, the great Seraphic doctor of the Church. To learn more about this great saint please see Dom Prosper Gueranger’s entry for today in The Liturgical Year: https://staging2.sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/july/july-14-saint-bonaventure-cardinal-doctor-of-the-church/ St. Thomas Aquinas parish will offer a 7pm High Mass this evening.
Traditional Blessing of Sacramentals – Saturday July 16, 12 noon (St. Thomas Aquinas)
This Saturday July 16, is the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and although there is no Latin Masses in Charlotte, there will be a blessing of sacramentals (water, oil, salt, candles, and medals) in the traditional rite at 12 noon at St. Thomas Aquinas parish. The blessing is part of a conference entitled hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas parish entitled: Spiritual Warfare: Authority, Vocation, and Spiritual Protection in the Family
It features local author Charles Fraune who wrote Slaying Dragons: What Exorcists See and What We Should Know. The book has received endorsements from Bishops Schneider, Gracida, and Strickland. Mr. Fraune also attends the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas. Please note: The Mass mentioned in the flyer is not a Latin Mass, but the blessing will be of the traditional rite.
452nd anniversary of Quo Primum
Lastly today is also the 452nd anniversary of the promulgation of Quo Primum by St. Pius V, which assures that the Tradition Latin Mass is continually permitted and cannot be altered, or revoked – even unto this day. Here is an excerpt:
Furthermore, by these presents [this law], in virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used. Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us. We likewise declare and ordain that no one whosoever is forced or coerced to alter this Missal, and that this present document cannot be revoked or modified, but remain always valid and retain its full force notwithstanding the previous constitutions and decrees of the Holy See, as well as any general or special constitutions or edicts of provincial or synodal councils, and notwithstanding the practice and custom of the aforesaid churches, established by long and immemorial prescription – except, however, if more than two hundred years’ standing.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Traditional Latin Mass has been offered for more than 200 years as Trent requires. The same cannot be said for other liturgies offered in the Church, or even in this diocese today.
What Mass is can be more aligned with the Council of Trent?