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REGULAR TRADITIONAL MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF MIDDLESBROUGH

12 Noon. Every Sunday Missa Cantata
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

5pm. Every Second Sunday. Low Mass.
Church of St Mary & St Joseph, Baxtergate, Hedon HU12 8JN

VESPERS AND BENEDICTION

6pm. Every Sunday
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

17 February 2014

Battle Lines Drawn in Lausanne.

Bishop Alain Castet of Lausanne in France has issued some instructions concerning the manner in which Mass can be celebrated in the usus antiquior in his diocese. He has decreed that: Communion must be given in the hand if requested, The Epistle and Gospel must be read only in French, and not previously read in Latin and The Epistle and Gospel must be read by a lay person. It seems that this bishop is trying to go as far as he can to put restrictions on the celebration of the older form of the Mass, without specifically contravening the provisions of Summorum Pontificum, although this is arguable. The interesting question to ask is: What motivates Bishop Castet to introduce such restrictions? It surely cannot be his concern to satisfy those of the faithful who have an attachment to the older form.

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