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Fascinating talk from Archbishop DiNoia, OP

posted Sep 24, 2015, 6:26 PM by Rochester Ordinariate
This is a talk given at the UK Ordinariate's Festival of 2015.  Bishop DiNoia is speaking about Divine Worship.  It is thoughtful and worthy of a Dominican; he has a good Dominican joke in there.

The talk, and indeed according to +DiNoia, the whole Ordinariate concept is structured around this response of Pope Gregory to St. Augustine of Canterbury, as recorded by the venerable Bede:

Augustine’s Second Question—Whereas the faith is one and the same, are there different customs in different Churches? and is one custom of Masses observed in the holy Roman Church, and another in the Church of Gaul?

Pope Gregory answers.—You know, my brother, the custom of the Roman Church in which you remember that you were bred up. But my will is, that if you have found anything, either in the Roman, or the Gallican, or any other Church, which may be more acceptable to Almighty God, you should carefully make choice of the same, and sedulously teach the Church of the English, which as yet is new in the faith, whatsoever you can gather from the several Churches. For things are not to be loved for the sake of places, but places for the sake of good things. Choose, therefore, from every Church those things that are pious, religious, and right, and when you have, as it were, made them up into one bundle, let the minds of the English be accustomed thereto.

Listen here:

7 - Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, OP from UKOrdinariate on Vimeo.