Friday, May 7, 2010

Cardinal Caffarra Celebrates Traditional Mass

This Mass was done following the Rubrics for a Missa Cantata
(something the Rubrics do not envision as something possible for Higher Prelates)
Video of Mass


Antonio said...

Couldn't they have done a pontifical low mass or find enough ministers for a pontifical high mass?

latinmass1983 said...

I do not know all the details in preparation for this Mass.

However, it is usually the case that everyone thinks that a Solemn Pontifical Mass (either at the Throne or at the Faldstool) is a very complicated thing to do. It is also thought that a Low Mass is not really festive or that it lacks a lot of solemnity. So, people choose something in between: the Sung Mass.

My guess is that that was the case with this Mass as well.