Perpetually 1962?

“According to [the April 2011 instruction from Ecclesia Dei], liturgical decrees issued since 1962 which are not compatible with the liturgical books then in use are not binding on Tridentine celebrations.” It’s perpetually 1962 for the Extraordinary Form, in other words.

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He knows what he’s doing

Thomas finds mass particularly trying these days, and we rarely set off without him explaining to us (not terribly politely) that he does not want to go. This morning, we were taking my dad and stepbrother with us. My stepbrother had already figured out that Thomas has a tendency to get into trouble, and when we walked into the church and Thomas headed for the font, Uncle Q quite reasonably guessed that pools full of water were a terrible temptation for mischievious four-year-olds.

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