So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Cæsar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours. ~Fortescue
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Pius XII' 50th anniversary as a priest
Another video of Pius XII. This one is one in which 50 thousand children pay him homage on the day of his 50th anniversary as a Priest.