Friday, June 20, 2008

Traditional Confirmations in Long Island

~from Long Island Catholic.

Rockville Centre — They were not yet born — nor had their parents probably met — when the new liturgy was introduced in the 1960s, but a dozen teens and pre-teens last Sunday were happy to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in a Latin ceremony.

Bishop William Murphy conferred the sacrament last Sunday at St. Agnes Cathedral here for a group of children and one adult whose families regularly attend an approved [Ed.note, not sure what "approved" means...was this the "indult church"] Tridentine (traditional Latin) Mass offered each Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church in Dix Hills. More


Gen X Revert said...

"approved" means that the Mass at St. Matthews is done by a priest in good standing with the diocese - the pastor of St. Matthew's parish most times. This Mass was started with Summorum Pontificum, before SP there were only 2 "approved" TLM on Long Island. I think this word is used because there are a few "unapproved" traditional latin Masses on Long Island - SSPX, SSPV, and a couple of independent priests.

Argent said...

Thanks for the clarification, GXR. It's good to know what the terms mean in a diocese so that we don't jump into conclusions thinking all sorts of unmerited thoughts. There's a tendency to over-react in the blogosphere over little things that the forest gets lost for the trees.

Your Bishop has been appearing in the news a lot lately in a strong way.

DimBulb said...

Just today i came upon this story concerning Bishop Murphy: