Bishop Williamson`forgot` his mozzetta again? Last year he said he forgot it. Forgetting it two years running is suspicious but I don`t know what point he is trying to make.
Some years ago I remember reading in the LMS magazine that celebration of what was then called the Tridentine Rite was impossible in Nervi's bunker. Yet here we find the SSPX flooding it with l'Art de St Sulpice and proving that it is entirely possible. It looks wonderful but I wish the clerics were not so unappealingly po-faced. Do they recognize any but spiteful laughter, I wonder? They look as though they would have much in common with a younger breed of Anglo-Catholic priest: feline and bitter-sweet.
I happened to be in Lourdes last year on the weekend when the SSPX had their pilgrimage. Their procession was very impressive. It made the public one that went on at the same sime look small and rather tatty.I popped into the underground basilica for a few minutes for the beginning of their Sunday Mass. Although that was also impressive from the point of view of the numbers of people (clergy and laity), I would say that it is practically impossible to create a spiritual atmosphere in that subterranian void.
The video is that of 2008! Bp Williamson wasn't there this year.
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