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  • Pre-Vatican II [Non Caucus Open thread]

    06/11/2017 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 95 replies
    First of all, today is the Feast Day of the Blessed Trinity, and so we would wish all of you a Happy Feast Day, and in particular we would wish the Eternal Father a Happy Father's Day! For those who are unaware or need to be reminded, belief in a Trinitarian God, that is Three Persons, One God, comes to us from our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, the Jews. The belief in the Trinitarian God as described is the universally accepted criteria to receive and accept the designation as a true Christian. So we Catholics should be...
  • FSSP to gain major apostolate (Catholic Caucus)

    05/28/2017 8:17:44 PM PDT · by scouter · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/28/17 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Saint Alphonsus church in Baltimore is one of the gems of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A magnificent shrine where Saint John Neumann and Blessed Francis Seelos were once pastors, it has been home to the revived traditional Latin Mass since 1992. Today it has been announced that the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter will administer the parish, with Father Joel Kiefer, FSSP, to be installed as pastor. Monsignor Arthur Bastress, the most recent pastor of the church, has retired at the age of 90, ordained a priest in 1951. He worked tirelessly to keep the TLM going,...
  • Priest Charged with Assault for Defending Eucharist during Traditional Latin Mass (catholic caucus)

    04/22/2017 2:20:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    remnantnewspaper ^ | April 21, 2017 | STAFF
    Editor’s Note: We have received the following report from our Catholic brothers in the Archdiocese of Niterói (a municipality close to the City of Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, about a very serious incident that occurred last Ash Wednesday at Săo Domingos de Gusmăo (Saint Dominic de Guzmán) parish church. We kindly ask you to read it and then meet our requests for Catholic action at the article’s conclusion. MJM Last Ash Wednesday everything was ready for the celebration of the Holy Mass at Săo Domingos de Gusmăo parish church. The faithful entered the church and prepared themselves to ask God’s...
  • John Vennari, RIP

    04/05/2017 2:49:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 4, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    John Vennari, RIP Traditional Catholics, and the world, lost a good man today.  Rorate was fortunate to call John a friend, who many readers knew of through his publication, Catholic Family News.  He will be greatly missed.  Please pray for the repose of his soul. JOSEPH JOHN VENNARI (1958-2017) R.I.P. Dear Friends, Joseph John Vennari died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:46 a.m. E.S.T. It is not only Passion Tuesday, but the 98th anniversary of the death of Blessed Francisco of Fatima - the first Tuesday (the day dedicated weekly to the Holy Face) in April (the month dedicated...
  • “Samuel and Daniel, Though Young, Judged the Elders”: Traditionalism as a Youth Movement

    03/20/2017 6:39:55 AM PDT · by Petrosius
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 20, 2017 | Peter Kwasniewski
    The progress of centuries has often returned to the Rule of St. Benedict as a repository of timeless wisdom, capable of guiding any community of God-seekers to peace and holiness. One cannot help but be struck by the way Benedict emphasizes that the young monks’ voices ought to be given a fair hearing. Benedict was not exactly egalitarian (he frequently counsels the beating of the refractory, for example), but he recognized, with St. John Cassian, that age does not automatically equal wisdom and that young people can have the perspective needed by the community at a given moment. “And on...
  • RETURN TO FORM: A Call for the Restoration of the Roman Rite

    03/14/2017 4:02:05 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | April 2017 | Martin Mosebach
    The times in which a new form is born are extremely rare in the history of mankind. Great forms are characterized by their ability to outlive the age in which they emerge and to pursue their path through all history’s hiatuses and upheavals. The Greek column with its Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian capitals is such a form, as is the Greek tragedy with its invention of dialogue that still lives on in the silliest soap opera. The Greeks regarded tradition itself as a precious object; it was tradition that created legitimacy. Among the Greeks, tradition stood under collective protection. The...
  • Traditionalist Society of Exorcists Moving to Denver

    01/17/2017 7:00:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/16/17 | Max Douglas
    Father Chad Ripperger and his order are being welcomed by Bp. Samuel AquilaDENVER (ChurchMilitant.com) - A traditional group of exorcist priests, the Doloran Fathers, also known as the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother, are moving their ministry to Denver. News of the move has been circulating on blogs and has been confirmed by those close to the Doloran Fathers. Neither the archdiocese of Denver nor the Dolorans themselves have yet to release an official statement. Father Chad Ripperger, founder of the Dolorans, was asked to leave the Tulsa, Oklahoma diocese in September 2016, shortly after Bp. David Konderla was...
  • Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’

    11/13/2016 2:12:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    In a new interview, Pope Francis criticized the "rigidity" of young people who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. "I always try to understand what's behind people who are too young to have experienced the pre-conciliar liturgy and yet still they want it," the pontiff said. "Sometimes I found myself confronted with a very strict person, with an attitude of rigidity. And I ask myself: Why so much rigidity? Dig, dig, this rigidity always hides something, insecurity or even something else. Rigidity is defensive. True love is not rigid." Pope Francis frequently criticizes faithful Catholics using this type of...
  • Pope, in interview, laments ‘rigidity’ of youth who prefer Latin Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    11/11/2016 8:13:53 AM PST · by ebb tide · 78 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | November 11, 2016
    Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago joined Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, as a presenter at a Vatican press conference on the publication of Nei tuoi occhi č la mia parola (“In Your Eyes Are My Word”). The book is the first unabridged collection of the future Pope Francis’s homilies and addresses from 1999 to 2013, when he served as archbishop of Buenos Aires. Other presenters at the press conference included Father Arturo Sosa, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus, and Father Federico Lombardi, the former director of the Holy See Press Office. The book...
  • Francis' Vulgar Comments on the Latin Mass

    02/28/2016 3:37:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/28/16 | John Vennari
    It appears that a children's book titled Dear Pope Francis is to be released on March 1. Rorate Caeli obtained and posted a section of the book that is not only disturbing, but provides a snapshot into the mind of Francis concerning the ancient Mass of the Church. This is the excerpt: "Dear Pope Francis, Were you ever near the pries as the altar boy? Greetings from Alessio (Italy, age 9)" "Dear Alessio, yes, I was an altar boy. And you? What part among the altar boys do you have? It's easier to do now, you know: You might know...
  • Who Needs Men in Church? (Catholic Caucus)

    07/04/2015 8:19:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    reginamag.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | By Joseph Shaw
    Cardinal Burke recently gave a rather controversial interview on the crisis of men in the Church. The lack of men in most Catholic churches in the West is there for all to see; looking at those most involved in parish life—readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers—the lack of menfolk is even more striking. The general problem of lapsation and apathy has clearly hit men hard—or, even harder—than it has hit women. This phenomenon, though undeniable, has attracted very little official attention from Church authorities. Part of the preparation for the 2015 Synod was an embarrassingly amateurish video put...
  • Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! A Brief Consideration of the Importance of Experience

    12/11/2014 7:42:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-10-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! A Brief Consideration of the Importance of ExperienceBy: Msgr. Charles PopeI want to give two thumbs up for good old-fashioned experience, just experiencing life to its top … just having an experience! Too often in today’s hurried age and also in this time of 24×7 news, we rush past experience right to analysis. Too often we insist on knowing immediately what something “means” and what to think about it. This rush to think and analyze often happens before the experience is even over. And, of course, analyzing something before all the facts are...
  • Why The Extraordinary(Documentary Project)

    02/06/2015 5:25:20 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 1 replies
    We at Walking In The Desert would like to let our readers know about a documentary that a friend and I are working on. This is our first documentary but we hope that this documentary will be a success and will promote the usage of the Tridentine Mass (Extraordinary Form) A friend and I are in the process to create a documentary that will promote the usage of the Latin Mass. We want to be able to do a video documentary that will interview priests and lay people who attend or celebrate the Latin Mass. We want to ask them...
  • Refuting anti-catholic objections

    11/11/2014 2:57:30 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 11 replies
    This is a refutation regarding some anti-Catholic statements that were made in a history class that I attend. The history class is based on ancient civilizations to the 16th century. The professor originally stated that the reason that the Catholic Mass used to be completely in Latin was because the Church did not want the people to understand what was going on, since the Church wanted to oppress the people. I refute this argument in my first response. In this response I describe the use of Latin in the Catholic Mass and why it continues to be used.The professor then...
  • Is The Latin Mass Worse Than Child Rape?

    07/14/2014 7:52:13 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 7/13/14 | Rod Dreher
    Michael Brendan Dougherty writes in praise of Pope Benedict XVI for establishing that the Tridentine Mass (also known as the “Latin Mass,” or the “Old Mass”) is always and everywhere licit. The papal ruling came in a document titled Summorum Pontificum. MBD says — rightly in my view — that even nonbelievers ought to be grateful for the old mass’s comeback, because it has inspired so much beautiful art over the centuries. In his 1980s book Once A Catholic, the writer Peter Occhiogrosso interviewed a number of prominent, or semi-prominent, people who are or who once were Catholics, about their...
  • Franciscans of the Immaculate: Vatican Attempts to Reassure -- Reasoning Not Convincing

    08/03/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tancred
    (Rome) The unrest has not remained hidden among Traditional Catholics from the Vatican, that has developed from the treatment of the Traditional Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The need to intervene and reassure. However, the justification offered here is hard to believe. . The exemplary Franciscans of the Immaculata, which was canonically erected in 1990, will, by a decree dated the 11th of July be placed under provisional administration by the Congregation of Religious. It was also arranged that all the priests, would celebrate the liturgy according to the New Rite. It is a serious attack against the...
  • "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 3:04:27 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 04-17-12 | Andrea Tornielli
    For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"
  • The Tridentine Mass: Why I Couldn't Go Back

    03/09/2012 12:27:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    America, The National Catholic Weekly ^ | 03/09/2012 | PETER SCHINELLER, S.J.
    An ordinary Sunday morning. No parish assignment, no preaching. So I decide to go to a church that celebrates the Latin Mass every Sunday at 11 AM. I knew it would be in Latin, but I wasn’t sure if it would be the old Tridentine or new post-Vatican II Latin Mass. Clearly it was Tridentine! One reason to attend was to see if I could feel comfortable being the main celebration of the Latin Mass. The church was half-filled, older men and women, some families with children, and a number of people in their 30’s who followed with their missals....
  • Growing number of Catholics push for return to Latin Mass (Catholic Caucus)

    08/24/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 08/23/2011 | Doug Erickson
    Ellie Arkin doesn't speak Latin, so upon entering Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Madison on a recent Sunday, the 21-year-old UW-Madison student opened a Latin-to-English translation book provided by the church. For the next hour, she and many of the other parishioners followed along in the book as the Mass unfolded mostly in Latin.... Latin Mass, also known as the Tridentine Mass, is distinguished by more than language. The priest faces the altar, which traditionally faced East, the direction from which Catholics believe Christ will return. This means the priest has his back to the people, which traditionalists view as...
  • Latin Mass Petition - Des Moines, Iowa

    07/10/2011 1:31:04 PM PDT · by dnandell · 21 replies
    Hello Catholic FReepers. I have just created an online petition regarding the Latin Mass in Des Moines, Iowa. There is currently ONE Latin Mass celebrated in the entire Diocese of Des Moines; in the basement of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. The petition is asking to have the Mass moved up to the Sanctuary where it belongs. The petition states: We, the undersigned, appeal to Monsignor Frank E. Chiodo to move the Tridentine Latin Mass, currently celebrated in the basement of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and restore it to its proper place, the main sanctuary of the...