Pontifical High Mass with Archbishop Sample

 

Archbishop Sample, Pontifical High Mass

Archbishop Sample, Pontifical High Mass

I wish I had been there. Nonetheless, I had to share the link to Archbishop Sample’s homily. Like the best homilists, His Excellency has that special gift both to teach and to inspire. His homily is a rich reflection and teaching on the “Reform of the Reform” , the traditional “Extraordinary Form” of the Mass, and on Benedict XVI’s Summorum PontificumArchbishop Sample emphasizes that the traditional form of the liturgy is far from obsolete ~ and indeed, that the younger generation has a hunger for continuity with our past. And indeed, it is a not-very-distant past.

I particularly liked how, at the end, he emphasized that we keep our focus on Love, as St. Paul reminds us. “With Love,” he says, “we change the face of the world.” And without love, even the most beautiful of liturgies would be little more than “show.”