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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Traditional Latin Catholic Mass: Easter Sunday

    04/24/2011 2:30:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28.07.2006 | trady/Narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen
    Traditional Latin Mass filmed on Easter Sunday in 1941 at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Chicago. The film presents the ceremonies of the Missa Solemnis or Solemn High Mass in full detail with narration by then-Mgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Celebrated by Rev. J. R. Keane of the Order of Servites (hence the white habits and cowls), the ceremonies are accompanied by a full polyphonic choir, orchestra, and fifty Gregorian Chanters. The attention to detail in the ceremonies is impressive. Notice, for example, how the servers and ministers always take great care to move in order. Notice too that the...
  • The Rising of the Roses: A Reflection on How the Lord is Restoring His Church [Catholic Caucus]

    03/22/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 15, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Rising of the Roses: A Reflection on How the Lord is Restoring His ChurchBy: Msgr. Charles Pope It is often a fact that we have had to discuss difficult subjects on this blog. For, it is also a fact that our culture is in serious trouble.  But it is also a notable trend that God is renewing his Church. I am seeing increasing signs of a springtime for the Church, at least here in America.As I walk past the rose bushes out front of the rectory I see the first red shoots emerging from the pruned stumps. Last...
  • Concerns, calls for clarification on the implementation of "Summorum Pontificum" [Catholic C]

    02/21/2011 3:12:48 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 21, 2011 | Carl Olson
    From Robert Moynihan's most recent "Inside the Vatican" newsflash:Will the Vatican soon issue a document calling for some restrictions on the use of the old rite of the Mass? The internet, especially in traditional Catholic circles, is abuzz with reports that this may be about to happen. But for the moment, these reports are based only on rumors. Officially, no one yet knows the content of the upcoming Vatican Instruction to give guidelines for the implementation of Summorum Pontificum -- the dramatic and controversial July 7, 2007 papal motu proprio in which Benedict XVI, after long hesitation, granted wider use of the old,...
  • Dallas Diocese's only Latin Mass church...celebrates opening of Irving sanctuary (Catholic Caucus)

    10/12/2010 8:14:04 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/08/2010 | Sam Hodges
    Jack Schmidt converted to Catholicism about a decade ago and never learned Latin. But that's the language he prefers for Mass.... Andrew Davis does know Latin and struggles in English to describe how much the traditional Latin Mass means to him. "The liturgy is so beautiful and inspiring," the Corinth college student said. "It's something that really raises my heart and mind to God." For Schmidt, Davis and a few hundred other North Texas Catholics, this is a big day. Mater Dei Catholic Church, local home of the traditional Latin Mass, will be in its own sanctuary for the first...
  • Opus Dei Bishop Says Immemorial Mass

    09/21/2010 10:01:15 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/21/2010 | Tancred
    Chile [] Bishop Juan Ignacio González (54) of San Bernardo in Chile has celebrated of late the Mass in the Old Rite. This was according to ''. The reason for the Mass was the three year Jubilee of the Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum'. Click [href=]here[/url] for photos of the beautiful Mass.
  • 480% Growth in Latin Mass Locations in Germany Since the Motu Proprio

    07/26/2010 10:42:15 PM PDT · by 0beron · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/26/2010 | Tancred
    More than twenty groups in Germany have requested an old Mass and receive from their old liberal Bishops not even one word. Actually, the Motu Proprio paves the way.[]The locations, where the old rite is usually celebrated, have increased 480 % since the Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum'. This is according to the director of the German Lay Society 'Pro Missa Tridentina', Monika Rheinschmitt. In June 2007 there were in total 35 locations, where the Old Mass was regularly said in the German speaking areas. Three years after, on the beginning of July 2010, there were 203 Mass locations.
  • Abuse scandal mars Pope celebration (Al-Jazeera Report on DC Pontifical Mass) (Catholic Caucus)

    04/28/2010 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 185+ views
    YouTube ^ | 04/25/2010 | n/a
    A mass in Washington DC, celebrating five years since Benedict XVI became the pope, had to be changed at the last minute when it was discovered that the priest who was originally due to give the mass, was involved in the church's sex-abuse scandal. Cardinal Dario Castrillon of Colombia, who was once on the shortlist for pope, sent a letter to a French bishop congratulating him for not reporting a priest who raped and abused a dozen boys. Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Washington.
  • One reaction to the Pontifical Mass in DC: “offensive… silly… undecorous” (Catholic Caucus)

    04/27/2010 8:30:47 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 642+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 04/27/2010 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    A reader sent me a link to a reaction from a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle to the Pontifical Mass in Washington DC for the anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. The writer in question is one… well… here is his blurb from his blog: Jan Larson, a senior priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, was ordained in 1968. He received a M.A. in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a D.Min. in pastoral liturgy from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He has served as director of the Archbishop’s Office of Worship...
  • The Old Mass Returns

    04/24/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies · 939+ views
    Inside the Vatican ^ | April 23, 2010 | Robert Moynihan
    For the first time in 40 years, the old Latin Mass will be celebrated in the largest Catholic Church in America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Time: 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 24, commemorating the 5th anniversary of the installation in 2005 of Pope Benedict XVI as Pope    By Robert Moynihan, reporting from America [resources: Inside the Vatican] =====================================   The old Mass   In a way, I find the use of the term "extraordinary form" to describe the "old Mass" a bit unfortunate.   Because, after all, it was so ordinary, that old...
  • Live Thread: Pontifical High Mass, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Ecumenical)

    04/24/2010 7:27:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 537+ views
    EWTN ^ | 04/24/2010 | n/a
    EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS IN HONOR OF THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INAUGURATION OF POPE BENEDICT XVI (LIVE) 12:30 pm Eastern From PontificalMass.orgPontifical Solemn Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington DC, April 24, 2010, at 1 p.m. His Excellency, Edward Slattery, the bishop of Tula, Oklahoma will celebrate the mass from the throne according to the rubrics of the Extraordinary Form. The Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass), as encouraged by Pope John Paul and Pope Benedict. It will be the first such Mass said at the High Altar of...
  • NEWS FLASH! Bp. Slattery is to be celebrant in Washington DC (replacing Cardinal Hoyos)

    04/22/2010 8:55:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 217+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 04/22/2010 | Father Z
    I just received noticed that His Excellency Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has stepped up and will be the celebrant for the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on Saturday 24 April. This is to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Card. Castrillon was originally scheduled. As you may recall, Bp. Slattery has done some good things in Tulsa. Not only has he welcomed the Benedictine monks form Fontgombault at Clear Creek, but he has written well on matters liturgical for his Diocese of Tulsa. WDTPRS has...
  • Card. Castrillon-Hoyos Out At Latin Mass - Breaking

    04/21/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 847+ views
    cmr ^ | April 21, 2010
    The Traditional Latin Mass planned for April 24th honoring Pope Benedict on his five-year anniversary was scheduled to have Cardinal Dario Castrillon-Hoyos as the celebrant. Not any more. As you probably know, a significant controversy has erupted over a letter sent by the Cardinal expressing gratitude to a Bishop for not turning over a sexually offending priest to civil authorities. The hue and cry that has erupted from this revelation is significant. As a result, the Cardinal is out as the celebrant at the planned Traditional Latin Mass for the 24th of April. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In consultation with His...
  • Victim advocacy group protests controversial cardinal's upcoming visit (Catholic Caucus)

    04/20/2010 11:41:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 15 replies · 279+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/20/2010 | William Wan
    Advocates for victims of clergy abuse are protesting a decision by a local Catholic group to bring a controversial former Vatican official to Washington this weekend to celebrate a Latin Mass at one of the country's most important Catholic churches. Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos is scheduled to lead a first-of its-kind "solemn Pontifical Mass" on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington. Castrillon, who served as head of the Vatican's Congregation of the Clergy, made international headlines when a 2001 letter he wrote to a French bishop surfaced last week.... In response,...
  • A Burlap Church No More

    03/24/2010 11:46:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies · 515+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly Press ^ | 3/24/10 | Thom Nickels
    This past Sunday I made my way through South Philadelphia to attend a Traditional High Solemn Latin Mass at St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 10th and Christian Streets. The last TLM I attended was sometime between my 11th and 12th birthday. I’d grown up with the TLM so its passing then was not a pleasant time for me. While I was captivated then by the Second Vatican Council, I didn’t want the Council to do anything to the Mass, so when the changes began—it took about a year for the liturgical reformatting to take effect—I’d brace myself whenever I went...
  • Consecration at Denton (Nebraska) seminary to celebrate 'crown jewel' (Catholic Caucus)

    03/03/2010 8:55:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 374+ views
    Journal Star ^ | 02/26/2010 | Erin Andersen
    Sitting atop a hill in Denton, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is visible for miles around. Passers-by sometimes confuse it with a hotel. But in this sprawling complex of multicolored brick and glass live 72 men studying to become priests of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite -- priests who perform the traditional Latin Mass. Wednesday, the Catholic Church marks the completion of the $14 million seminary with the consecration of its newly finished Chapel of Saints Peter & Paul. It is the first U.S. chapel built for seminarians in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in 40...
  • How to mark Benedict's fifth anniversary (Latin Mass in DC)

    02/24/2010 10:01:23 AM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 163+ views
    NCR ^ | February 24, 2010 | Dennis Coday
    Latin Mass at the National Shrine in April First such Mass at the shrine in nearly 45 years If you haven't yet settled on a way to mark the fifth anniversary of the pontificate Benedict XVI, and if you're in the Washington, D.C., area, you may want to check this out. The Paulus Institute, whose raison d'ętre is "for the propagation of sacred liturgy," announced today "the fifth anniversary of inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI will be commemorated in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C. by a Pontifical Solemn...
  • Student Push to Reinstate Campus Latin Mass Succeeds [Georgetown]

    02/23/2010 11:28:25 AM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies · 429+ views
    The Hoya ^ | 2/09/10 | Lenard Babus
    A renewed push by students for the reintroduction of regular celebrations of the Tridentine Mass, or a traditional Mass conducted in Latin, will provide the Georgetown community with a new option for Roman Catholic worship on campus. Starting Feb. 11, the traditional Latin Mass will be offered one weekday per week every other week. This will be the first time that this Mass has been offered on campus since May 2008. The main advocate for the pre-Vatican II Mass (Mass said entirely in Latin]) Kieran Raval (COL ’13) describes the Latin Mass as a way to feel a greater connection...
  • Vatican Confirms Freedom of Priests to Celebrate Extraordinary Form– No Need For 'Stable Group'

    02/16/2010 6:09:30 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 364+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/16/10 | Damian Thompson
    Good news from Rome: the Vatican has further underlined the freedom of priests to celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form whenever they choose. Two important points have been clarified by Ecclesia Dei, which will make it more difficult for the English, Welsh and above all Scottish bishops to stall the implementation of Summorum Pontificum: 1. A priest does NOT have to be approached by a “stable group” of the faithful in order to schedule a PUBLIC celebration of the Extraordinary Form – he may choose to do so, for example, in order to introduce his parishioners to this ancient form...
  • EWTN Programming Note: FSSP North American Seminary Chapel

    02/11/2010 11:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 114+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2010
    DENTON, Nebraska – February 1st , 2010 – On Wednesday night, February 24th, EWTN favorite, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, will be interviewing two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, Father Calvin Goodwin and Deacon Rhone Lillard. The topic of the interview will be the Pontifical Consecration of the Fraternity's newly built chapel at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary which EWTN is televising live on Wednesday, March 3rd at 11:00am (EST). His Excellency, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska , will celebrate the Pontifical Consecration and Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. ...snip Watch EWTN Live...
  • Extraordinary Form, Basilica of the National Shrine [Washington, DC], Upper Church (Catholic Caucus)

    01/20/2010 7:46:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 402+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 01/19/2010 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Dario Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," is the Celebrant and Homilist at an extraordinary form Mass at the National Shrine, Upper Church, Saturday, April 24, 2010, 1:00pm. This is surely the first time in the post-conciliar period (corrections welcome). Here is the item....
  • Calgary bishop suspends Latin Mass

    12/02/2009 10:37:34 AM PST · by Kells · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 1, 2009 | Christopher Nowak
    It was truly a black Friday in Calgary, as Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry suspended the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in at least two of the locations staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). The Bishop, as published on the diocesan website, made drastic and forceful measures in the face of the Swine Flu outbreak. Mandatory as of November 9th, the bishop suspended communion on the tongue and from the chalice, stopped shaking hands at the sign of peace, removed the holy water from the fonts, as well as some minor non liturgical changes. When FSSP told the...
  • Bishop Henry, it's not your call (Calgary's Bishop Suspends TLM Over H1N1) (Catholic Caucus)

    12/01/2009 12:31:58 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 941+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 12/1/2009 | "New Catholic"
    The Bishop of Calgary, Alberta, has just suspended all activities of the Latin Mass communities in Calgary and Medicine Hat due to a pseudo-scientific and anti-Canonical order mandating the non-reception of the Eucharist on the tongue due to concerns related to the transmission of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus. We had known about the matter for days, but had waited for some official words from the FSSP priests who serve those communities. However, since the entire matter has now been made public, we post the contents of the e-mail messages related to the affair. (A reader sent the e-mail exchange...
  • Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN (Sat 21 Nov 09 at 7:00AM (CST)

    11/14/2009 8:31:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 257+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/13/2009 | Catholic PRWire
    Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN11/13/2009 - PST DENTON, Nebraska (November 13, 2009) On Saturday, 21 November 2009, the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lady, Father Laurent Demets, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. To be televised live on EWTN at 7:00AM (CST), this special Mass will take place at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama. About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity...
  • Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock (Linked)

    11/14/2009 6:37:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 385+ views
    NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP, on Life on the Rock by Jeffrey Tucker On Life on the Rock, EWTN, Fr. Robert Fromageot, who teaches at Our Lady of Guadalupe, speaks about Gregorian chant. It is a very interesting interview, beginning at 17:00. He speaks about "learned perceptivity" and how the values and understanding we bring to chant influences our comprehension of its meaning. Fr. patiently explains such terms as "introit" and "Asperges" - and he is wise to do so, but it is notable that he does so with the knowledge that most all of the Catholic...
  • Vatican Shows Priests How to Celebrate the Latin Mass on YouTube

    11/13/2009 6:43:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies · 677+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/12/09 | Damian Thompson
    The official Vatican guide to the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass has arrived on YouTube, where you can find long sections of Ecclesia Dei’s DVD about the Extraordinary Form. The clip below shows a priest saying the canon of the Mass. Coming soon to a church near you? Not if certain bishops can help it.
  • BREAKING NEWS - Pontifical Solemn High Mass in Oakland Bishop Cordileone and Full-fledged Beauty

    09/20/2009 2:20:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 569+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 18, 2009 | September 18, 2009
    His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, will offer a Pontifical Solemn High Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church, an apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, this Sunday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m. The occasion is the 20th anniversary of the first indult Traditional Latin Mass celebrated at this church in 1989. St. Margaret Mary was the first church in California to offer the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday under the indult granted by Pope John Paul II. in 1988. In 2005, the Institute was invited to the Oakland diocese by then-Bishop Allen Vigneron. Under the...
  • The London Colney Conference: A Report

    09/02/2009 11:36:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | Carlos Antonio Palad
    Joseph Shaw has posted on his blog (Oxford Events -- The Weblog of the LMS Chairman) a series of reports on the residential Priest Training course on the Traditional Roman Rite that was held last August 24-28, 2009 in London Colney. This was the fourth such conference organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales in three years, and among the students were two priests from Africa. By the end of the conference, seven priests had managed to say their first-ever Traditional Latin Masses. The London Colney conference is the fourth residential Priest Training course the LMS has...
  • Extraordinary Form, Montgomery, Alabama

    08/31/2009 9:10:58 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 167+ views
    NewLiturgicalMovement ^ | Sunday, August 30, 2009 | Jeffrey Tucker
    The first extraordinary form in a Montgomery, Alabama, parish in forty years will take place September 27, 2009, at 5pm, St. Peter's Catholic Church. It will be a Missa Cantata, featuring all Gregorian propers plus W. Byrd's Mass for Three Voices, a sung by members of the St. Cecilia Schola in Auburn. The Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Mark Fischer of the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. It would be fantastic to see the Church with standing room only, along with a generous collection for the visiting priest and the parish, and I see no...

    08/21/2009 12:24:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 421+ views
    EWTN .com ^ | EWTN Television
    From the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Solemn High Mass in the extraordinary form on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sat 8/22/09 8:00 AM ET / 5 AM PT
  • Breakaway Catholic group to ordain 13 in Minnesota

    06/18/2009 11:52:59 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/19/09 | Steve Karnowski
    An ultraconservative group plans to ordain 13 Roman Catholic priests in Minnesota — even though their elevations likely won't be recognized by the Vatican. The St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, part of the Society of St. Pius X, will host the ordinations of 12 U.S.-based priests and another from France in Winona on Friday. The Vatican says ordinations by the society aren't legitimate, even though Pope Benedict XVI recently lifted the excommunications of its leaders. The society was founded by those opposed to the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council and especially its outreach to Jews and other religions. The...
  • Video: High Mass in the Pantheon of Rome

    05/16/2009 6:20:39 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 47 replies · 1,176+ views
    American Papist ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    This is pretty cool. There was a Solemn High Mass celebrated in the Pantheon of Rome recently to celebrate the 1400th anniversary of its consecration as a Catholic Church. I wonder what the tourists thought? Take that, Jupiter.
  • Solemn Mass in the Usus Antiquior (TLM) at the Lateran [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    04/17/2009 12:24:29 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 354+ views
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | 4/17/2009 | Gregor Kollmorgen
    Yesterday...the Superior of the FFI, Fr Stefano Maria Manelli, celebrated Solemn Mass in the Cathedral of the Pope, the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, on the occasion of the Octocentennial of the Approbation of the Rule of St. Francis by Innocent III on 16 April 1209. This took place in the context of the Chapter of Mats, a Conference of the Ministers General of the First Order and the TOR of the Franciscans (Friars Minor, Conventuals, and Capuchins) to celebrate this Octocentennial. Here are some images of the Mass, by way of our friends at Rinascimento Sacro.
  • FSSP tutorial DVD launched in England

    02/08/2009 10:24:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 287+ views ^ | Sunday, February 08, 2009 | Joseph Shaw
    On Thursday Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP launched the tutorial video, 'The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite: An Instructional Video for Priests and Seminarians', in England, with a Mass and a reception in the London Oratory. The DVD has its own website where more can be learnt about it. Fr de Malleray said Mass in the Little Oratory, a remarkable chapel which has been recently restored. It is a place of special significance for me personally since I got married there! The reception afterwards was in St Wilfrid's Hall, and was well attended despite the snow which has been...
  • Excommunications Lifted for Society of St Pius X Bishops

    01/24/2009 2:09:38 PM PST · by narses · 25 replies · 1,279+ views
    INSIDE THE VATICAN ^ | 1/24/2009 | Andrew Rabel
    Extraordinary news came on the afternoon of January 24, with the removal of the excommunications of four bishops from the Society of St. Pius X. In a document signed by the Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops in the Holy See, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re dated January 21, 2009 (see text below). H.E. Bishop Bernard Fellay Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Alfonso de Galaretta and Richard Williamson (two Frenchmen, a Spaniard, an Italian, and an Englishman) were consecrated bishops on June 30, 1988, by the Society’s late founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and his co-consecrator, Bishop Antonio Castro de Mayer...
  • Reports: Pope to lift excommunications

    01/22/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 766+ views
    AP ^ | jANUARY 23, 2009
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two newspapers say Pope Benedict XVI has decided to lift the excommunications of four bishops consecrated 20 years ago by the late French ultraconservative Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.Lefebvre rebelled against the Vatican's modernizing reforms of the 1960s, including replacing Latin with local languages at Mass.Benedict has already reached out to the rebels in the hopes of bringing them back into the Church by making it the old Mass more readily available.The Italian newspapers Il Giornale and Il Riformista said Thursday that Benedict has now decided to meet their demand that the excommunications be lifted. The newspapers said,...
  • Pope prepared to lift excommunication of SSPX bishops (Catholic Caucus)

    01/22/2009 6:18:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 558+ views
    According to multiple reports from reliable Vatican-watchers, Pope Benedict XVI will soon lift the decree of excommunication imposed upon four traditionalist bishops who were consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. Italian journalists report that the Pope's action will be made public within a matter of days. The move would be a major step toward reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). SSPX leaders-- including the bishops living under the decree of excommunication-- have consistently stated that before ending their break with the Holy See, they would insist on the removal of that excommunication and the...
  • Il Papa ha firmato la revoca della scomunica ai lefebvriani (Catholic Caucus)

    01/22/2009 6:56:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 579+ views
    il Giornale ^ | 1/21/2009 | Andrea Tornielli
    Sarŕ reso pubblico nei prossimi giorni il decreto con cui Benedetto XVI ha deciso di cancellare la scomunica comminata ai quattro nuovi vescovi ordinati da monsignor Lefebvre nel 1988. Allora, oltre ai quattro (Bernard Fellay, Alfonso de Gallareta, Tissier de Mallerais e Richard Williamson) erano stati scomunicati lo stesso Lefebvre e il vescovo brasiliano De Castro Mayer che aveva partecipato alla cerimonia. In quella occasione, dopo essere stato sul punto di accordarsi con la Santa Sede (e dopo aver trattato con l’allora cardinale Ratzinger e aver sottoscritto un protocollo d’intesa), monsignor Lefebvre decise d’improvviso la rottura e consacrando vescovi quattro...
  • Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians

    12/18/2008 11:52:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 586+ views
    The Wanderer Press .Com ^ | Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | By JEFFREY TUCKER
    Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians Photo by Matthew Gray Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington, D. C., on December 8 offered the first Traditional Latin Mass at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in about 50 years. Mt. St. Mary’s is located in Emmitsburg, Md.; the Mass was celebrated in the seminary’s Immaculate Conception Chapel.  Letter To Praise And Worship Musicians By JEFFREY TUCKER You are part of a Catholic generation that has chosen music as a path of spiritual dis­covery and expression within Catholicism, and music has been central to your own path toward greater understanding of the...
  • San Diego bishop erects Latin Mass parish

    10/25/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 348+ views ^ | October 24, 2008 | N/A
    “Waiting for this for years” San Diego bishop erects Latin Mass parish, anyone in diocese may join After a 23-year-wait, the Latin Mass community of San Diego now has its own parish On Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, San Diego Bishop Robert Brom officially erected St. Anne Church at 621 Sicard St. as a “personal parish” for Catholics in the diocese who prefer the extraordinary form of the Mass in Latin. A “personal parish” has no geographical boundaries, which means any Catholic living in the diocese may join. Bishop Brom turned over the parish to...