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  • A Critical Study of the New Mass

    08/23/2015 9:40:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Apologetics | September 25, 1969 | Cardinal's Alfredo Ottaviani and Antonio Bacci
    "The analysis of the Novus Ordo made by these two Cardinals has lost nothing of its value, nor, unfortunately, of its timeliness . .. The results of the reform are deemed by many today to have been devastating. It was the merit of Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci to discover very quickly that the modification of the rites resulted in a fundamental change of doctrine." - - Cardinal Stickler, November 27, 2004, on the occasion of a reprint of the Ottaviani Intervention. LETTER OF THE CARDINALS ALFREDO CARDINAL OTTAVIANI ANTONIO CARDINAL BACCI TO HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI [On September 25,...
  • Frodo Tells a Fib

    07/18/2015 9:33:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | July 16, 2015 | Oakes Spalding
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich just gave an interview with (of all things) Laura Ingraham's new website LifeZette. It was somewhat wide-ranging and part of it was actually quite strange (more on that in another post). But what jumped out at me the most was the Archbishop saying something that could be most accurately described by using the L word. Or to be more charitable, it was a fib. What role do traditional communities, like parishes that celebrate the Tridentine Mass, have in attracting people? People come at their own expression of faith in different ways, and I’m respectful of that....
  • Bishop Lynch and the Dismantling of Summorum Pontificum

    05/15/2015 9:26:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brian Williams
    Last month members of the Latin Mass community of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida were stunned to receive a letter addressed to them by their local ordinary, Bishop Robert Lynch. Following years of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass being offered at two different diocesan parishes, the faithful of both St. Anthony of Padua in San Antonio and Incarnation Catholic Church in Tampa learned that they would be losing the traditional Mass. Instead of further realizing Pope Benedict’s vision of both forms of the Roman Rite mutually enriching each other through greater availability, Bishop Lynch has instead chosen the...
  • Preparing future officers of the Church Militant and New Evangelization (Catholic Caucus)

    03/17/2015 2:40:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 16, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    A couple of nice TLM photos.His Excellency Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, celebrating Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for seminarians at Mount St. Mary Seminary. The diocese has seminarians in formation there. Preparing future officers of the Church Militant.  Readying to continue the New Evangelization with a solid priestly identity.
  • A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal

    01/29/2015 7:46:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-28-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Look at the “Actual Mass” of Vatican II: the 1965 Missal By: Msgr. Charles PopeA couple of weeks ago I wrote a cautionary article aimed at my traditionally-minded brethren saying, among other things, that we ought to be careful in identifying the Ordinary Form of the Mass (1970 Missal and beyond) as the “Mass of Vatican II.”  I will not reproduce that whole article here. I will only recall three points:1. The Mass was already undergoing significant changes, beginning in the 1940s and picking up speed through the 1950s. More changes were planned by the Vatican before the Second Vatican...
  • If the Second Vatican Council Had Never Happened, Would We Still Have a “New Mass?” … Quite Possibly

    01/07/2015 9:09:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-06-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If the Second Vatican Council Had Never Happened, Would We Still Have a “New Mass?” … Quite Possibly By: Msgr. Charles PopeOne of the unfortunate couplings with those who lament the loss of the “pre-Conciliar” Mass (a.k.a. Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), Extraordinary Form, 1962 Missal, etc.) is the linking of the “New Mass” (a.k.a. Ordinary Form) wholly with the Second Vatican Council. This connection, while understandable given the emergence of the Ordinary Form just after the Council, is too simplistic and is unhelpful for a number of reasons. Without the Second Vatican Council, would the Ordinary Form of the Mass be...
  • Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused....

    12/17/2014 9:34:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-16-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused Unintended Effects By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the modern struggles and disagreements over the Liturgy, there tends to be a list of friends and opponents depending on one’s stance. For those of us with a more traditional leaning, Pope St. Pius X looms large as a friend and an image of tradition. He is usually seen as a defender of the tradition and a great proponent of what is called today the Extraordinary Form or Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)—so much so that the Society of...
  • 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...
  • The High Price of the Faith, and Gratitude That Someone Paid That Price

    02/09/2015 7:55:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-08-15 | Msgr. Chalres Pope
    The High Price of the Faith, and Gratitude That Someone Paid That Price By: Msgr. Charles Pope I wonder if many of us have considered the true cost of the faith that has been delivered to us. We so easily complain if the Church is not air-conditioned, or the P.A. system is poor, or the service too long.But have you or I ever really considered the difficulties endured by those who went before us and labored to hand down the faith to us? Every time you read the Creed, consider that martyrs died for the truths we so easily declare.This Sunday, at the...
  • While Rome Burns, Pope And Bishops Attack The Latin Mass And Traditional Orders

    11/26/2014 4:36:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | November 25, 2015 | Fr. Peter Carota
    With so many serious problems in the world today, any sane person has to ask; “why are the powerful people in the Catholic Church trying to destroy traditional orders, priests and purposely stopping the offering of the Latin Mass?”
  • Cardinal [Burke] Forbidden To Say [old-rite] Mass [in Austria]

    11/02/2014 5:45:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Gloria.TV News ^ | 10/30/14
    Coming Wednesday Cardinal Raymond Burke was supposed to celebrate an old-rite Mass in the Vienna parish church of St. Leopold which belongs to the very rich monastery of Klosterneuburg. But the Mass was cancelled. The provost of Klosterneuburg, Father Bernhard Backovsky has personally forbidden the local pastor to allow the Cardinal to celebrate.
  • MANHATTAN, NYC: Holy Innocents to remain open!

    11/02/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 1 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today’s Hell’s Bible has a story about the decisions Card. Dolan made about parishes that were under consideration for closure or merger.It seems that Holy Innocents, the only parish in Manhattan to have the Extraordinary Form, will for the time being remain open.Also, St. Michael’s in Hell’s Kitchen, where Fr. Rutler is pastor, will remain open for now. Fr. Rutler is also the administrator of Holy Innocents.My spies tell me that St. Michael’s might only have a couple more years.In that same general area of the island, St. John the Baptist will merge with Holy Cross near Times Square.Changes to...
  • "SSPX Already is in 'Full Communion', but in a State of 'Imperfect Reconciliation'."

    09/25/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Eorate Caeli ^ | September 24, 2014 | Father Claude Barthe
    One of the wisest clerics in the traditional Catholic world, Father Claude Barthe, wrote a short note for the highly regarded French Catholic periodical L'Homme Nouveau on the Holy See communiqué on the meeting between Cardinal Müller and Bishop Fellay yesterday. He paid attention to the key words, as well as to words that are missing, and how they represent a high point in the evolution of relations between the Apostolic See and the Society of Saint Pius X. Father Barthe, by the way, is the main chaplain of the remarkable Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome, taking place a...
  • Petition to Save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan

    08/17/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 8/17/14 | Gregory DiPippo
    Many of our readers have undoubtedly heard that Holy Innocents Church, the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily, faces the possibility of closure by the Archdiocese of New York. Via Rorate Caeli, which has reported on the situation several times, the following brief video published by our friends at Regina Magazine, shows several nice images of the church’s vibrant pastoral life, and ends with a link to a petition to Cardinal Dolan to keep the church open and operating.
  • The 'Pope Francis Effect': The war on conservative Catholics in New York

    08/12/2014 3:09:02 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 78 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 12, 2014 | Adam Shaw
    When Cardinal Bergoglio was elected pope in 2013, many traditional Catholics were wary. Recently, their pessimism is being justified as "The Francis Effect" makes itself felt across the world and in America, most notably in the Archdiocese of New York. So-called "traditional" Catholics prefer to attend the Mass as it was celebrated before and during the Second Vatican Council (1962-5), before the liturgy was radically reformed in 1969. The Tridentine Mass, which was the ordinary form of the Mass from 1570-1969, is said in Latin, often accompanied by Gregorian Chant and incense, and emphasizes the sacrificial aspect of the Mass.
  • Father Justin Wylie and Holy Innocents

    06/11/2014 4:15:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic in Brooklyn ^ | May 28, 2014
    Father Justin Wylie Father Justin Wylie is a priest from South Africa who is an Attaché of the Holy See to the United Nations. I have personally met him and attended Masses in which he has been the celebrant and listened to several of his talks. He is a good, holy priest, and tremendously loyal to the Catholic Church. He is also a great devotee of the Traditional Latin Mass, and celebrates it beautifully. Father Wylie recently celebrated Mass and gave a sermon at Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan. Holy Innocents, along with dozens of other churches in the...
  • Traditional Priest Kicked Out Of New York

    06/10/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/10/2014 | Patrick Archbold
    Updates: I have been provided some background and additional info: Ever since the archdiocese learned of his homily remarks, he has been forbidden to offer public Masses in the NY archdiocese. A letter of complaint has been ldged with his home diocese of Johannesburg, S. Africa, as well as with his nuncio in Pretoria. Fr. Wylie has been in NYC as a visiting priest for three years. His term at the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the UN was supposed to end in July. Once his remarks got out, he was sent packing immediately; he no longer works there.
  • Palmaro's only way to arrange TLM Funeral Mass: ask for city permit and shame pastor ...

    03/16/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/16/2014 | New Catholic
    The other-than-human hatred for the Traditional Mass continues even after death - in January, our contributor Joseph Shaw presented the Latin Mass Society's guide on a way of ensuring your own Funeral Rites are conducted according to the Traditional Roman Rite (at least in some jurisdictions, see here: A Practical guide to having a Traditional Funeral Mass). Now, used as he was to the diabolical hatred for the Latin Mass, the late Mario Palmaro (requiescat in pace) devised, during the several months of excruciating suffering and pain caused by the disease that led to his death, another way to ensure...
  • Official Communiqué: Tridentine Mass Banned in Costa Rica

    03/15/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    Una Voce - Costa Rica | March 14, 2014
    Official Communiqué - To the Confused Catholics of Costa Rica and Abroad - The purpose of this statement is to present a summarized report of the situation in Costa Rica, particularly in the Archdiocese of San José, in relation to the Mass of Ages, also called the Tridentine Mass, Traditional Latin Mass or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Una Voce Costa Rica, member of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, a federation with recognition from the Holy See, has been working in recent years for all Catholics in Costa Rica to enjoy what in the letter accompanying the Motu Proprio...
  • Editorial: The Sound of Silence

    03/15/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/15/2014 | New Catholic
    First, they silenced the majority inside the Franciscans of the Immaculate who had done their best for years to apply the Benedictine line of "hermeneutic of continuity". Their Summorum rights were reversed and subjected to an absurd authorization, their seminary shut down, their conservative majority disbanded and muzzled. The books and journals published by them were forbidden to be sold - greatly reducing the reach of the few Italian theologians who had tried to promote a moderately critical reading of Vatican II that was nevertheless respectful of the Holy See. Then, they came for Mario Palmaro and Alessandro Gnocchi in...
  • Pope Francis on Feb. 14: "Old Mass? Just a kind of fashion!"

    02/15/2014 11:08:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 69 replies
    Rorate caeli | 2/15/14 | New Catholic
    Yesterday (Friday, Feb. 14), Pope Francis held an audience with the Bishops of the Czech Republic who came to Rome for their ad limina visit. In the visit, as it usually happens in such cases, other than the formal address, the Pope heard the questions and comments of the bishops. Archbishop Jan Graubner, of Olomouc, told the Czech section of Vatican Radio what the Pope told him: [Abp. Jan Graubner speaks:] When we were discussing those who are fond of the ancient liturgy and wish to return to it, it was evident that the Pope speaks with great affection, attention,...

    02/01/2014 1:39:19 PM PST · by NYer · 72 replies
    EWTN ^ | February 1, 2014
    EWTN is providing live coverage of ... SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD AT THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE INFANT OF PRAGUE 02/02 at 11:00 AM ET; 02/03 at 12:00 AM ET Bishop Edward J. Slattery of Tulsa celebrates Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the National Shrine of the Infant of Prague in Prague, Oklahoma. LIVE. Bishop Slattery on Prayer, the Mass and New Vocations You’ve made public statements about problems with the liturgy. What changes would you like to see? I would like to see the...
  • A New Religious Community Takes Root in Santa Rosa (sedevacantism to communion with Rome)

    01/23/2014 6:03:18 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Back (left to right): Mother Teresa Christe, Sr. Marie de Lourdes Front (left to right): Sr. Mary Rose and Sr. Maria Faustina. In Northern California, the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa are preparing to receive their first three postulants on February 2. The new community of four perpetually professed sisters was established as an Association of the Faithful in 2012. Their charism includes intercessory prayer for the Diocese of Santa Rosa and the instruction of the faithful in the Catholic faith. They were welcomed into the diocese by the newly appointed bishop, Robert Vasa, in 2011. The Church in Santa...
  • Traditional Latin Mass, Abortion, Homosexuality, BirthControl, BrainDead are Subjects to be Avoided

    01/11/2014 9:39:05 AM PST · by mlizzy · 54 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 1-10-14 | Fr. Peter Carota
    All of us who are traditional Catholics feel strongly about what is happening in the Catholic Church. What I mean is the strong progressive, modernist agenda of telling us to be silent about the intrinsic evil of abortion, homosexual activity, birth control, divorce and modesty. This agenda is being imposed on most Catholics.I bring this issue up, because these are extremely important moral issues that need to be addressed for the well being of our society. How can anyone ever be for the murder of the unborn babies? Any rational person, without prejudices, knows that abortion kills unborn human beings...
  • Confusion as faithful Catholic order is brutally disciplined while dissidents left to fester

    12/24/2013 1:26:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 23, 2013 | John-Henry Westen
    Among the most faithful of all of the new Catholic religious orders, especially in regard to their pro-life commitment, was an order known as the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). They were made a pontifical institute of religious life by His Holiness John Paul II in January 1, 1998. The order has thrived and been considered stellar in its evangelization efforts. However, recent actions by the Vatican against the order have generated a firestorm of controversy and confusion about what priority the Church is now giving to the fidelity of religious orders to all Church teachings. Many pro-life Catholic...
  • All Souls Requiem Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Phoenix, Az.

    11/02/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 11-2-13 | Fr. Peter Carota
    If you go to Rome, you can visit the Piccolo Museo del Purgatorio. Google it and look at some more of the very interesting pictures. People have come back from purgatory to burn their hand prints into prayer books, and clothing. Talk about proof of the fire of purgatory. Yet most people do nothing for the souls of our loved ones suffering there. So today we had a Holy Latin Requiem Mass for All Souls.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Why Pray, Fast, Give Alms and Fight the Devil

    10/29/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 5 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | 2-18-13 | Fr. Peter Carota
    From the Bible we can see that the devil is real and active. Personally, I do not think that there is any other place where the spiritual battle is so intense and extreme, as when it comes to restoring Catholic Tradition. As we read in scripture about the devil asking Jesus to adore him, we know that the devil wants all of us to adore him instead of Jesus. If the devil can’t get us to adore him, he works on getting us to adore ourselves. In the Novus Ordo Mass we see so much anthropomorphic or man centered liturgies....
  • How the Domestic Church and Adoration Preserved the Traditional Mass in the Former Soviet Union

    10/27/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | October 22, 2013 | DAVID CLAYTON
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 How the Domestic Church and Adoration Preserved the Traditional Mass in the Former Soviet Union by David Clayton An interview with His Excellency Athanasius Schneider ORC, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan and titular of Celerina.  Bishop Schneider is a noted author and speaker. His best known work is Dominus Est – It is the Lord! – a defense of the traditional discipline of receiving communion. This is a translation of an interview, first published in Polish after his recent visit to Poznan, Poland, and it first appeared in Polonia Christiana magazine. The interview was by Izabella...
  • Traditional Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate To Secede?

    10/24/2013 5:59:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 23, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Wow. According to Father Z. "I was informed that some 150 members of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have petitioned the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” this week to establish a separate institute which would use the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite." Wow.
  • Building the TLM and liturgy in China

    10/18/2013 2:06:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | October 18, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a friend from back in my native Minnesota who has been living in China for some years now. He is Catholic and has been doing his best. It seems that he is helping to build where he is something that many people would love to have in their parishes.If he can do this, why can’t you? Surely your resources and personnel where you are are greater than that upon which John and his friends can draw.Enjoy slightly edited: Dear Fr. Z, I just got back from a whirlwind trip through several cities in China with a visiting friend from...
  • Franciscans of the Immaculate – Commissioner is interested in only one matter: the Traditional Mass

    08/25/2013 4:43:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    rorate caeli ^ | 8/25/13 | New Catholic
    Rorate Caeli lavabo per singulas noctes lectum meum, lacrimis meis stratum meum rigabo Franciscans of the Immaculate - Intervention Commissioner is interested in only one matter: the Traditional Mass From the questionnaire sent by the Commissioner (Monsignor Vito Angelo TODISCO, OFMConv, Apostolic Visitator) designated in the Intervention of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (the Congregation for Religious), it is clear that only one concern is in the mind of Cardinal-Prefect JoĂŁo Braz de Aviz and Secretary Abp. RodrĂ­guez Carballo, OFM: the "Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite", both the Traditional Mass and...
  • The thread from which Summorum Pontificum hangs

    08/08/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 8, 2013 | Louie Verrecchio
    On August 6th, Andrea Tornielli of "Vatican Insider" published an interview with Fr. Alessandro Apollonio, the Procurator General of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, in which they discussed the Holy See's recent decision to restrict the order's use of the so-called "Extraordinary Form." The decree issued by the Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, reads in part: "The Holy Father Francis has directed that every religious of the congregation of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate is required to celebrate the liturgy according to the ordinary rite and that, if the occasion should arise, the use...
  • 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...
  • (Traditionalist) Group celebrates first ordinations since reunion with Rome

    06/29/2013 7:17:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | June 29, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre and Carl Bunderson
    Ordination at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman Parish, Santissima TrinitĂ  dei Pellegrini in Rome, Italy. June 22, 2013. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA. Rome, Italy, Jun 29, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time since coming into clear union with the Pope, the religious institute the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer celebrated the priestly ordination of two of its members on June 22. Father Magdala Maria and Father Yousef Marie were ordained alongside Fr. Massimo Botta of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter by Archbishop Guido Pozzo, head of the Office of Papal Charities, in Rome. Both...
  • Pope Francis rejects attack on old rite and says "treasure tradition"

    05/29/2013 6:20:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Bishops of the region of Tavoliere met recently with Pope Francis on an ad limina visit. On their return home, one has given a fascinating glimpse of the attitude of Pope Francis to those who are seeking to use the opportunity of his papacy to attack the traditional Mass. This is reported in the Italian paper Il Foglio, in the article: La messa antica non si tocca, il Papa gesuita spiazza ancora tutti ("The old mass is not to be touched, the Jesuit Pope wrong-foots everyone") Here is my translation of the relevant part of the article which...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liturgical Liberal?

    03/18/2013 3:31:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | March 17, 2013 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    >There have been some rumblings amongst traditionalist Catholics that Pope Francis is going to turn out to be a liturgical liberal. Apparently a few extremists are worried that Pope Benedict’s encouragement of the Latin Mass and his bringing back some of the older styles of clerical dress and papal customs are going to be thrown out in favor of happy clappy masses, clowns, balloons and big puppets.Everyone should stop and take a deep breath and get a sense of priorities. I am myself, on the more traditionalist side of the liturgy wars. I dislike anodyne, sentimental church music, a game...
  • Letter #47: To Mary (Pope Francis prays at (tomb of Pope St. Pius V) [Catholic Caucus]

    03/15/2013 10:55:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Moynihan Letters ^ | March 14, 2013 | Robert Moynihan, PhD.
    Today Pope Francis, on the first day after his election, did four remarkable things, and did not do a fifth.1. Mary. At about 8 a.m., he slipped out of the Vatican in a single, unmarked black car — a Volkswagen, not a Mercedes — without an escort, and drove across Rome to the Basilica of St. Mary Major (painting, below), the largest (and most beautiful) basilica in the world dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. There, he prayed in front of an ancient icon, called the Salus Populi Romani, or the Protectress of the Roman People, held by tradition...
  • Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

    10/24/2012 3:22:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    cna ^ | October 24, 2012
    Menzingen, Switzerland, Oct 24, 2012 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he has distanced himself from the traditionalist Catholic group’s leadership and he has refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.” The Switzerland-based society said Oct. 24 that the “painful” decision was necessary because of “concern for the common good” and for the good government of the society. The society’s Superior General Bishop Bernard Fellay and his council declared the bishop to be excluded on Oct. 4. Bishop Williamson, in response to a final deadline...
  • Breakaway group seeks unity with Rome

    08/17/2012 8:39:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 17, 2012 | David V. Barrett
    Bishop David Bell meets Pope Benedict The English leader of a breakaway traditionalist group has said that he wishes to be reconciled with the Catholic Church.Bishop David Bell, 41, is head of the Society of Pope Leo XIII, which upholds the pre-Vatican II teachings of the Church, particularly the older form of the Tridentine Mass. The society claims to have 73 bishops and 500 priests, and to be responsible for congregations totalling 8.5 million people.In the eyes of the Church Bishop Bell’s ordination as a bishop is valid but illicit; he was ordained by bishops with the Apostolic Succession and...
  • Encouraging Extraordinary Form News

    07/22/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 21, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    My old friend His Excellency Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Bishop by the Grace of God and the Apostolic See of Marquette in Michigan, recently ordained deacons and subdeacons for the Institute of Christ the King.His Excellency has a Facebook page HERE. The ICK has photos HERE.Dressing the bishop…The bishop dressed:The bishop ordaining:The bishop and friends:Lot’s of photos over there.Encouraging!
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTŔ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • "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 Assent Owed to Vatican II (Catholic Caucus)

    12/02/2011 2:59:57 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | December 2, 2011 | Jeff Mirus
    From Our Store: Essays in Apologetics, Volume I (eBook) What is finally emerging as the sticking point between the Vatican and the Society of Saint Pius X is the question of the assent owed to the Second Vatican Council. This is now the subject of an important essay in L’Osservatore Romano by one of the key negotiators for the Vatican, the vicar general of Opus Dei, Msgr. Fernando Ocariz. Note that there is a link to the full text at the end of our news story, which itself includes substantial quotations.I hate to say I told you so, but Msgr. Ocariz...
  • How Something We Consider Solidly Traditional was Once Thought Progressive (Catholic)

    11/11/2011 1:24:32 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 11, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Such a small but highly significant thing, the chin paten. Its use is to catch a host that might drop or a particle from a host. As such it is another reminder of the real, true and substantial presence of Christ in even the smallest particle of the host. The chin paten helps ensure that not even a small particle drop.Today the communion, or “chin” paten is also symbolic. When one sees them today it is a pretty clear signal that “this is a more traditional parish.” Their use had declined, especially when communion in the hand became widespread, during...
  • WYD and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

    08/22/2011 3:37:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 22, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Via Eponymous Flower and Messa in Latino comes something from World Youth Day not covered by the mainstream Catholic media. And one must ask why that is.My emphases: Traditionalist Bishops [Not the SSPX bishops. Bishops with actual faculties and authority.] Celebrate the Immemorial Mass With 1500 WYD Pilgrims(Madrid) Msgr. Marc Marie Max Aillet, the Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Orlon since 2008 in France will celebrate the Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Parish Church of San Eduardo in Madrid with more than 1500 youth. This church has been allocated to the youth who are attached to Tradition...
  • Rite of reparation held outside CCP (Philippines Cultural Center)

    08/15/2011 9:30:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    CBCP News ^ | August 14, 2011
    MANILA, August 14, 2011— An exorcist has led a ritual outside the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Sunday to ask for God’s forgiveness for those who “dishonored the image of Christ.”Fr. Michelle Joe Zerrudo of the Diocese of Cubao said the prayer was being offered to compensate for whatever has been done to God by those behind the controversial art exhibit at the CCP.“This is an act of love for God to make up for the lack of love. This is not a political rally but simply a religions event,” Zerrudo said.“Regardless of what has been done, we...
  • Vestments (Tridentine Community News)

    06/20/2011 1:44:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Tridentine Community News (June 19, 2011):[Today’s column is an update of our June 25, 2006 edition.] If you have been attending the Tridentine Mass for a while, you have surely noticed that a greater variety of vestments is used than is typically seen at a Novus Ordo Mass. Today we will examine what they are, as well as their symbolism.The base garment that a priest wears is the black cassock, or robe. This is the same type of robe that altar servers wear. Over the shoulders of the cassock, a priest wears an amice, a white hood-like garment that symbolizes...
  • Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome (Catholic Caucus)

    05/16/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | May 15, 2011 | SHAWN TRIBE
    As already noted, Gregory DiPippo is at the Summorum Pontificum conference in Rome and will be providing photos and a full report this week, but I'm happy to share a few tidbits. Regarding the actual talks of the conference, some interesting details are emerging, including a call made by Bishop Athanasius Schneider for a motu proprio re-establishing the minor orders and subdiaconate throughout the Latin rite. One more item to share today however, video and a couple photos from John Sonnen showing some of today's Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica.
  • The "experience of the heavenly liturgy has been lost since Vatican II."

    05/14/2011 2:02:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 14, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Here is an excerpt from a lengthy and very thoughtful address on the new translation of the Roman Missal given last month by Auxiliary Bishop James Conley of Denver at the Midwest Theological Forum in Valparaiso, Indiana: The key point here is that the words we pray matter. What we pray makes a difference in what we believe. Our prayer has implications for how we grasp the saving truths that are communicated to us through the liturgy. For instance, our current translation almost always favors abstract nouns to translate physical metaphors for God. If the Latin prayer refers to the...
  • New guidelines for Tridentine Mass – 10 key facts (Catholic Caucus)

    05/13/2011 10:22:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 13, 2011
    Pope Benedict XVI / Photo Credit Mazur Vatican City, May 13, 2011 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local dioceses should give a “generous welcome” to any laity who wish to attend Mass in the “extraordinary form” and to priests who wish to say it.  That’s the key message of new Vatican guidelines regarding the extraordinary form of the Mass – often popularly referred to as the “Tridentine Mass” or “old Latin Mass.” The “extraordinary form” is the rite of Mass contained within the Roman Missal which was universally used from 1570 to 1962. It was almost always celebrated in...