Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fr Z, Fr Tim, John Hunwicke at the LMS Conference
On the afternoon of the conference we had (by coincidence) our three clerical speakers.
Fr John Zhulsdorf, the well-known blogger, spoke first, and you can download his talk, 'Save the Liturgy, Save the World', here (MP3). He spoke with great humour and acuity on the transformative potential of the liturgy.
Fr Timothy Finigan's talk, 'Traditional Liturgy in the Modern Parish', is also available for download. He explained how he came came to start saying the Traditional Mass, how a band of extremists in his parish attempted to make trouble for him, but how this problem passed off and the traditional liturgy has proved a great enrichment for his parish. This extends to the way he himself says the New Mass, and attitudes and devotions in the parish as a whole.
The Rev John Hunwicke, who has just been ordained deacon, and is shortly to be ordained priest, for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, spoke about Nathaniel Woodard, the founder of the school where he used to teach, Lancing, and one of his proteges who became a Catholic, and a priest, George Bampfield, and their attitude to the liturgy and eduction. By a quirk of providence I failed to capture his talk on my recorder; I think it may have run out of battery, or perhaps I just pressed the wrong button. So there is something for which you had to be at the conference!