Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ave Maria's Bishop Supports Motu Proprio and Latin Mass

According to news reports, the Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, the recently installed bishop of the diocese of Venice, Florida (including Ave Maria and all of Collier County), "seemed to endorse the Latin Mass with his recent actions and statements."

"The interesting thing is many of the people attending the Latin Mass at St. Martha's are young families who did not grow up with the Latin Mass," Dewane said Monday. "I think it is a movement of the spirit and we have to be open to that."
According to the same report, Bishop Dewane also made recent personnel changes that will facilitate the use of the 1962 rite.

***Thanks to the kind priest who sent me the tip.