Rorate Caeli

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You Report: When Cardinal Zen visited our Parish
You Suggest: Le Barroux Abbot to celebrate Solemn Mass in the Netherlands

1. You Report, from a reader in Hong Kong:

Last Sunday (4/5), a Solemn High Mass was celebrated in the Rosary Church, Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen was also present and gave sermon during the mass. He preached the importance of Hermeneutic of Continunity and reminded the faithful not to see the Second Vatican Council and the Council of Trent as two rivalling extremes.

He also reminded the faithful to always keep the Catholics in Mainland China in our daily prayers. Mainland Chinese Catholics are also at the heart of the Cardinal. He talks about them nearly every time as he comes to celebrate the Traditional Mass.

One interesting thing to notice is that, besides Cardinal Zen himself, there were also two Salesians present at the mass: the deacon, Fr Albert Ho, SDB and subdeacon Bro Carlos Cheung, SDB - worth noticing that the Tridentine Liturgy Community has mass every Sunday in the Salesian Parish.


2. From a reader in the Netherlands:

Coming Saturday, May 10, at 11 AM, the Abbot of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux, Dom Louis-Marie de Geyer d'Orth, will celebrate a Solemn Mass in the beautiful and immense Basilica of Sts. Agatha and Barbara in Oudenbosch, Netherlands, organised by the Dutch Latin Liturgy Society (Vereniging voor Latijnse Liturgie) which, until 2007, focused only on the Novus Ordo in Latin.

This is the first time this Society is organising a Holy Mass according the extraordinary form during their General Assembly.