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Ancient traditions are a constant source of renewal for the Church.
This is the message of Mass of the Ages — a documentary on the Traditional Latin Mass currently in the works.
The film's fundraising page on KickStarter.com has over $20,000 in pledges so far — and needs another $50,000 to reach the goal.
According to a press statement for the film:
The same Mass that nourished the soul of St. Thomas Aquinas as he wrote his Summa and that helped St. Patrick to convert Ireland is available to this day, yet many do not know about it. This is the Mass of history, the Mass of the saints, and its popularity is growing.
Director Cameron O'Hearn told Church Militant in an e-mail Wednesday the documentary will be available online.
But the fundraising is "all or nothing." He won't receive a penny from KickStarter if he doesn't reach his goal — and so he is encouraging fellow Catholics on social media to donate.
O'Hearn: "The KickStarter stats say that if you raise 50% of our goal — so we're at 26% — [but] if we get to 50%, this project has a 96% chance of getting fully funded."
Mass of the Ages explores the connection between good liturgy, sound doctrine and personal holiness, echoing the Latin adage, "Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi"— loosely interpreted, "How you pray is how you believe, is how you live."