Archbishop Cordileone schedules traditional Latin mass monthly at cathedral – Catholic Telegraph


by Joe Bukuras

San Francisco, California, Aug 2, 2021 / 5:01 PM

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone instituted a traditional monthly Latin Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco and led the faithful in a litany of reparations for abuses against the Eucharist.

The monthly Mass will be held on the first Wednesdays at 3 p.m., “an auspicious time for this Mass, in remembrance of the moment when Our Lord Jesus Christ died to save us from sin and death,” said the executive director of the ‘Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Worship and Divine Music, Maggie Gallagher, August 1.

The first of the masses, August 4, falls on the feast of Saint Dominic, and so will be said in the Dominican rite.

The establishment of monthly Masses by Archbishop Cordileone was a response to “the demands of the faithful and the overwhelming response to the first Latin Mass in July”.

The announcement comes shortly after Archbishop Cordileone authorized the continuation of traditional Latin masses in his diocese as guidance regarding Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio Traditionis custodes.

Archbishop Cordileone told CNA on July 16 that “The Mass is a miracle in all its forms: Christ comes to us in the flesh in the guise of bread and wine. Unity under Christ is what matters. Therefore, the traditional Latin Mass will continue to be available here in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and provided in response to the legitimate needs and desires of the faithful. “

Gallagher said that last Friday Archbishop Cordileone led the faithful “in a litany of reparations for the abuses against the Most Holy Eucharist”.

She said that “more than 900 of you have signed up for this ancient, sacred and holy tradition: Through prayer and fasting we can help repair the most basic damage in the world: the desecration of what is sacred and holy “.

Gallagher said Archbishop Cordileone has pledged to guide worshipers in the litany through “the USCCB’s deliberations at the end of this year.”

“He asks us all to pray for all the bishops (yes, including your least favorite!) So that the Spirit of God gives them the wisdom to discern how to rekindle Catholic respect for the Holy Eucharist”, he said. she declared.

Archbishop Cordileone has been a strong supporter of the USCCB by writing a document with a clear teaching on the Eucharist.

In a statement provided to CNA in May, Archbishop Cordileone said he was “deeply saddened by the growing public acrimony among bishops and the adoption of behind-the-scenes maneuvers to interfere with accepted, normal procedures and USCCB Agreed. “

“Those who do not want to publish a document on Eucharistic coherence should be open to discussing the issue objectively and fairly with their brother bishops, rather than trying to derail the process,” he added.

The bishops had a long debate before voting to authorize the writing of an educational document on the Eucharist. A proposed outline of the document, provided by the doctrine committee, included the Church’s teachings on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, Sunday as a holy day, the Eucharist as a sacrifice, and the dignity of receiving Communion. .

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted in June to move forward on several action items, including a draft teaching document on the Eucharist.

All are invited on August 27 to recite the litany of reparation in honor of the Blessed Sacrament with Archbishop Cordileone, Gallagher said.

Gallagher said that the Benedict XVI Institute has created a litany prayer book for those who wish to join in the prayer at home. “This book is also very suitable for Eucharistic adoration and for prayers before and after Mass,” she added.

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