Tablet on Mgr Leo Cushley's Liturgical Preferences
Bizarre. In The Tablet's latest news in which is reported the appointment in Edinburgh of the new Archbishop-elect, Mgr Leo Cushley, the magazine saw fit to insert into their report this little nugget...
'Mgr Cushley has a keen interest in liturgy but has never shown an interest in the Tridentine Rite.'
Of course, liturgical vision is important, but one gets the feeling that The Tablet are seeking to reassure their readership, or perhaps more themselves that in Scotland the Traditional Latin Mass will not be encouraged. Was this a dig at Catholics who love the Latin Mass?
Secondly, while it may be true that Mgr Cushley has never publicly said Mass in the Extraordinary Form, have The Tablet's news team been gifted with sight into his soul? I guess The Tablet are banking on the new Archbishop-elect being a Tabletista. They had better hope that he is, otherwise...well, if he isn't, he now knows what would make them really disappointed.
I sometimes wonder who is more obsessed by the Latin Mass - those who love it, or those who hate it. My blogging in defence of the Mass of Ages is born out of love for the Mass and the Pope who liberated it. The Tablet's obsession with it is born out of fear, loathing and perhaps more than a bit of trembling. The Tablet's team are like soldiers at Christ's tomb. They thought it was dead but it rose again. What to do but panic?