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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
I think the presence of kooks at the Tridentine Mass (and I have met a number of them) is an argument in favor of making this Mass even more available. Precisely by limiting it, it becomes the "property" of such kooks. If it were more readily available, more orthodox yet balanced catholics would frequent it. I have seen this happen among the college students whom I teach: young, orthodox, and in no way questioning the validity of the Novus Ordo--which they attend during the week.
So do those of us who wish a wider availability of the Mass in Latin have reason to hope under Benedict XVI?
Here is a sampling of liturgically-themed articles and essays on Cardinal Ratzinger: