Bishop of Motherwell Diocese Suppresses Traditional Latin Mass
I think in promulgation of Summorum Pontificum in 2007 was perhaps the first time something the "Church" or "Rome" did that actually translated into a tangible change in my own experience of the Catholic faith. I was studying Catholic Theology at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham at the time and recall animated discussions among students about what it meant. I had no idea what it meant, I'd never been to a Traditional Latin Mass. I did know that I loved the inclusion of Latin in the Novus Ordo Mass although I wasn't sure why!
The Moto Proprio resulted in my Parish Priest introducing the vetus ordo once a month. I went out of curiosity but fell in love and continued to attend, drawn to the beauty and sincerity of the ancient liturgy, the Mass my grandparents and their grandparents knew.
For the other three weeks of the month I attend the usual Mass in my Parish. I'm fine with a reverent Novus ordo Mass, but I find it really hard to see the liturgy warped, personalised, degraded and made into a form of entertainment as I have experienced often. I feel this damages the pedagogy and reduces an act of Sacrifice and worship to an act which doesn't understand itself or what it is for. This means those experience also don't know what it is for.
Carfin Grotto is a shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes which opened in the early 1920's. Back in June there was a large gathering of Catholics for a Traditional Latin Mass. Little did these faithful pilgrims know what was about to happen:
Bishop Toal advises the faithful that all Catholics of the Diocese should worship according to the Missal of 1970 in their geographical parishes, asking them to be ‘home birds’ although thus far no other Masses have been suppressed. Una Voce Scotland have a map of parishes where you can attend a Traditional Latin Mass in Scotland.