Sir, Does Dwight Longenecker (May 19th) know the difference between a Tridentine Mass and Novus Ordo Mass in Latin?
His article describing a Mass at Cricklade was published on the same day as Antoine Lokongo's report on the CIEL UK Annual Pontifical Mass in central London.
The Cricklewood Mass, to which Mr Longenecker refers and which took place on that same Saturday, was in fact the annual Mass for the Association for Latin Liturgy, which is a Latin High Mass in the New Rite.
Perhaps people should not give up on the first occasion that they attend Mass in the Classical Rite, because like Dwight Longenecker they have "missed the point".
If they were to persevere they might discover in this liturgy what exactly inspired the countless saints and martyrs in past less materialistic generations.
Yours faithfully, TOM FISHER Chorley, Lancs.