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Evelyn Waugh’s forgotten battle to preserve the Latin Mass

The Catholic Herald reports:

Considered one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and widely regarded as one of the prominent Catholics of his time, Evelyn Waugh, author of Brideshead Revisited, died 50 years ago this year. While he will be remembered for his great works of fiction, many Catholics will be unfamiliar with his connection with the Latin Mass and his association with the beginnings of the Latin Mass Society (LMS). In the 1960s, Waugh had grave concerns about Vatican II and the liturgical reform that was happening. He wrote many articles on the subject and recorded in his diaries and letters how aggrieved he was about, particularly about the earlier 1955 Holy Week reforms, the Dialogue Mass, which was becoming more common, and Mass in English.
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1 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Just now, I had been reading an article about Evelyn Waugh and a new book coming soon about him, "Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited". Coincidence. Head on over to Fr. Ray Blake's blog: http://marymagdalen.blogspot.com/2016/07/evelyn-waugh-life-revisited.html


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