Sunday, November 12, 2006

Missal defense

The interviews that Holy Whapping's Matt Alderman and I did with National Public Radio's religion correspondent finally aired yesterday, in a report titled "Can America's Catholics Adapt to Tridentine Mass?" The reporter, Rachel Martin, inaccurately said it was my first Tridentine Mass — I'd told her I went to one before I became a Catholic — but other than that, I think she did a good job, considering that she was approaching it as a general religion reporter with little or no background on the Tridentine Mass and related issues.

Matt clearly deserves credit for giving Martin significant enlightenment. I was tremendously impressed (though, knowing him, not in the least surprised) at how his off-the-cuff comments were so articulate and insightful; et cum spiritu tu-awesome.