In what sounds like a sour grapes interview from a Fr. Foster in the London Telegraph, comes this choice bit of anger: “He is not going to do it [allow greater use of the Tridentine Mass],” Fr Foster said. “He had trouble with Regensberg, and then trouble in Warsaw, and if he does this, all hell will break loose.” In any case, he added: “It is a useless mass and the whole mentality is stupid. The idea of it is that things were better in the old days. It makes the Vatican look medieval.”
Fr. Foster sounds like he still hasn’t gotten over getting fired from the Gregorian University.
Also, the statement above makes no sense if Fr. Foster is truly as dedicated to the preservation of Latin as he claims while at the same time sounding a defeatist tone about it being used less and less frequently. Doesn’t his attempt to preserve Latin make him look medieval?
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