In 2007, Pope Benedict issued an Apostolic Letter called Summorum Pontificum which granted greater freedom for the use of the Latin Mass. As I was doing some research on the web, I came across the reaction of Fr. Raymond Gravel. Not surprisingly, he was outraged (outré) by the announcement. He called it a concession to “integrists and traditionalists”.
What really caught my attention, however, was the way he disdainfully described the Latin Mass:
«Ce n’est pas juste le retour du latin, c’est une messe qui se dit face à un mur plutôt que face aux gens dans l’église»
“It’s not just the return of Latin, it’s a Mass which is said facing a wall instead of facing the people in the church”
No, Father, the priest isn’t facing a wall. He’s facing the Tabernacle, in which dwells Jesus Christ, the God of the universe.
This is not the first time that Fr. Gravel makes statements that are suspect with respect to the Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Please pray for him.