27 February 2009
A Modest Proposal to the St. Louis Review
There is a laudable recurring feature in the St. Louis Review that publishes the readings for each Sunday's Mass with a short reflection designed to aid the faithful in understanding and profiting by these Scriptural passages.
However, this feature only lists the readings for the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Extraordinary Form makes use of the Church's traditional calendar and readings.
There are at least six locations that offer the Extraordinary Form each Sunday, perhaps more. Every priest can offer this Mass privately without any special permission from the Archbishop, and every pastor may do so publicly.
Pope Benedict XVI has stated that both forms of the Roman Rite are of equal dignity. Is there any good reason why the Review would not wish to provide this feature for all Roman Rite-attending Catholic subscribers?