It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How To: Transform An Alter

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Reposting This Story...

The following is one example of how a traditional and contemporary Catholic community can exist together, in harmony, within the same parish. (The ideal state.) The video below ("Transformation of the Alter") was filmed in France, so you'll have to excuse the French titles. Nevertheless, the video is pretty much self explanatory. Here we see the transformation of a typical contemporary alter after a typical contemporary mass. With a few custom made pieces, a little creativity, and a lot of love for historic tradition, the alter undergoes a metamorphosis which makes it suitable for the Traditional (Latin) mass that follows. I would encourage my readers to share this video with your parish priest, in preparation for the pope's coming motu proprio liberalizing the celebration of the Tridentine rite. In an ideal world, there is no reason why traditional Catholics should be separated into different parishes from contemporary Catholics, as is often the case under the current administration of things in the United States. Traditional and contemporary communities must be integrated, for the good of both, and typical parish churches must be able to accommodate the needs of both groups effectively and efficiently. In other words, the pope's coming motu proprio insures the role of the typical parish church just got bigger. We need to prepare for this, and one of the purposes of this blog is to share with the faithful some ideas on how to go about it. Enjoy the film...