Roman Catholics: Traditionalist Manifesto


Not all U.S. Roman Catholics like the Mass in English. Belgian-born Theologian Gommar De Pauw, 46, of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland likes it so little that he has organized a "Catholic Traditionalist Movement," which recently delivered a manifesto to the nation's bishops, charging that liturgical reform is part of a scheme to "Protestantize" Catholic worship and doctrine.

At a Manhattan press conference last week, Father De Pauw argued that the American bishops had been bamboozled into accepting reform by a few liberal theologians, such as Jesuit John Courtney Murray and...

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