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  • Canonical Good Standing for Transalpine Redemptorists! (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2008 1:44:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 471+ views
    Transalpine Redemptorists at home ^ | 7/1/2008 | Fr. Michael Mary, C.SS.R.
    1 July, 2008 Feast of the Precious Blood My dear friends, I am happy to inform you that last June 18th, before Cardinal Castrillon and the members of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in Rome, I humbly petitioned the Holy See on my own behalf and on behalf of the monastery council for our priestly suspensions to be lifted. On June 26th I received word that the Holy See had granted our petition. All canonical censures have been lifted. Our community now truly rejoices in undisputed and peaceful posession of Communion with the Holy See because our priests are now...
  • The Moment - Damian Thompson Speaks (updated info on Gregorian Rite) [Catholic Caucus]

    06/15/2008 4:19:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 53+ views
    CMR ^ | June 15, 2008 | Patrick Archibold
    Following up on the incredible news that the Traditional Latin Mass, now called the Gregorian Rite, will return to all parishes. Damian Thompson, in a comment at Fr. Z's WTDPRS sets the scene for us when he heard the words come from the mouth of Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. Not many parishes - all parishes! There were four journalists at the press conference – Anna Arco of the Herald, a Catholic guy from Reuters, Elena Curti from the Tablet and me from the Telegraph. I was skeptical that the Cardinal really envisaged the...
  • FSSP's Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church (Catholic Caucus) (Graphic Heavy!)

    06/08/2008 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 76+ views
    ...[T]he Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter ended their annual pilgrimage of reparation with a Solemn High Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, assisted by his brother priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity, offered the first Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass in the Crypt Church in over 40 years. It truly was a memorable occasion. Father Romanoski had been ordained only the week before on 30 May 2008 by Dario Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos in Lincoln, Nebraska. The main altar of the Crypt Church before Mass. The...
  • TLM, Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, First Friday

    06/05/2008 6:19:27 PM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 4 replies · 76+ views
    Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and First Friday High Mass First Friday 7:00 Latin Masses at St Columbkille's 321 Market Street Brighton, Massachusetts Schola Amicorum will Chant the Propers Celebrant Fr Agustin Anda The Mass will be in the language of the Church Universal, Latin, and according to the ancient Tridentine Rubrics. Reaquaint yourself with your Catholic Heritage, in a reverent,spiritual, and traditional Mass and devotion to the Immaculate Heart. Traditional Catholic music, Gregorian Chant, and the Mass of the Ages. The Heart of Mary is the symbol of love She fosters for God and Her Divine Son,...
  • Priests from Nebraska lead rite's resurgence of Latin Mass [Ecumenical]

    05/31/2008 4:23:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 569+ views
    Calibre ^ | May 31, 2008 | Christopher Burbach
    May 31--LINCOLN -- A cardinal from the Vatican, surrounded by 50 priests. Gregorian chants floating through clouds of incense.A 3 1/2 -hour Mass, sung in Latin mostly by priests facing the altar.A cathedral packed to standing-room-only with lots of families with lots of children, women and girls in veils, men in suits, boys in neckties and close-cropped haircuts.Catholics kneeling to take communion.The ordination at Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ on Friday seemed oh-so-retro. But it was hardly an exercise in nostalgia. It was more like back to the future for a small but growing minority that seeks a louder...
  • Sandals & Fiddlebacks - Franciscan Traditional Latin Mass

    05/01/2008 10:18:46 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 67+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4/28/2008 | n/a
    Formal fiddleback chasubles and modest Franciscan sandals come together in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Traditional Latin Mass) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The video is put to beautiful music from the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, our sister order. The music was recorded in Italy and is a fine example of the high quality of their music which, combined with the friars in Italy, are playing a major part in spearheading the reform of liturgical music in Italy.
  • TLM for Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of the Church Universal, First Friday

    05/01/2008 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 5 replies · 81+ views
    Feast of St Joseph, Patron Saint of men, fathers, and the Church Universal and First Friday High Mass Schola Amicorum will Chant the Propers Celebrant Fr Agustin Anda UNA VOCE New England, the Holy Name Society (HT), and St Columkille Parish, Brighton invite all to First Friday Mass, on May 2, 2008, 7:00pm, celebrating St Joseph. The Mass will be in the language of the Church Universal, Latin, and according to the ancient Tridentine Rubrics. Reaquaint yourselves with your Catholic Heritage, in a reverent, spiritual, and traditional Mass and devotion to St Joseph. Traditional Catholic music, Gregorian Chant, and the...
  • Vatican Clarifies Holy Days and '62 MissalCatholic Caucus)

    05/01/2008 8:46:47 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 65+ views
    Zenit ^ | 4/30/2008 | n/a
    LONDON, APRIL 30, 2008 ( The Vatican clarified the celebration of holy days of obligation when celebrating the extraordinary form of the Roman rite according to the 1962 Missal, reported the bishops' conference of England and Wales. The episcopal conference submitted a query to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which confirmed that in the Roman rite, whichever form of the liturgy is being celebrated, the holy days of obligation are to be held in common. Where the obligation has been removed and the holy day transferred to the Sunday, this is to be followed in both ordinary and extraordinary celebrations...
  • Sandals and Fiddlebacks

    04/29/2008 8:01:31 PM PDT · by magdalen · 1 replies · 51+ views ^ | April 29, 2008 | magdalen
    Formal fiddleback chasubles and modest Franciscan sandals come together in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Traditional Latin Mass) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Friary of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The video is put to beautiful music from the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, our sister order. The music was recorded in Italy and is a fine example of the high quality of their music which, combined with the friars in Italy, are playing a major part in spearheading the reform of liturgical music in Italy. +++ a 3 minute video
  • Vatican official calls liturgical renewal 'irreversible path'

    04/29/2008 8:18:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 61+ views
    CNS ^ | April 28, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Liturgical renewal launched by the Second Vatican Council is an "irreversible path" and has not been affected by Pope Benedict XVI's concession on wider use of the Tridentine rite, a Vatican official said. "The pope's decision has so far not produced any change in the celebrative practice of our ecclesial communities. His gesture was only one of service to unity," Archbishop Piero Marini, who arranged papal liturgies for more than 20 years, said in an interview April 25 in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. "Therefore let's look ahead and let's continue with enthusiasm the path undertaken...
  • PCED clarifies: Summorum Pontificum 6 allows vernacular readings instead of Latin

    04/24/2008 7:55:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 97+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 4/24/2008 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    There is an interesting development in the matter of Summorum Pontificum and the use of the vernacular in celebrations of the TLM. The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei reponded to a questions proposed concerning Art. 6. The questions were: "Can readings be given in the vernacular in the context of the Liturgy?  Does Article 6 uphold the practice of duplicating the readings reading them in the context of the Liturgy in Latin, then before a homily in the vernacular, or does it allow them to be read from the Altar in the vernacular?Also, can local editions of the Missal that refer...
  • First Friday TLM in Boston Area (Again)

    04/03/2008 5:40:04 PM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 2 replies · 76+ views
    St.Columbkille Church 321 Market Street, Brighton at 7:00pm. Fr.Agustin Anda celebrant. High Mass with Chant Propers, Schola Amicorum. Mary Immaculate of Lourdes 270 Elliot Street, Newton 12:00 noon Low Mass. Fr.Charles Higgins celebrant
  • Cardinal: Liberalized use of Tridentine Mass already is bearing fruit

    03/29/2008 6:57:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 440+ views
    CNS ^ | March 28, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's outreach to traditionalist Catholics by liberalizing the use of the Tridentine Mass already is bearing fruit, said Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos. The cardinal, president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," which coordinates care for traditionalist Catholics, said that thanks to the pope's action "not a few have asked to return to full communion, and some already have returned." In an interview published in the March 28 edition of L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, Cardinal Castrillon said the Oasis of Jesus the Priest monastery of 30 cloistered nuns in Spain "has already been recognized...
  • First Friday TLM in Boston Area (Again)

    03/06/2008 9:30:17 AM PST · by Pandora the Great · 1 replies · 82+ views
    St.Columbkille Church 321 Market Street, Brighton at 7:00pm. Fr.Agustin Anda celebrant. High Mass with Chant Propers, Schola Amicorum. Mary Immaculate of Lourdes 270 Elliot Street, Newton 12:00 noon Low Mass. Fr.Charles Higgins celebrant
  • Latin Mass finds home

    03/05/2008 7:23:02 AM PST · by Pandora the Great · 15 replies · 493+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 2, 2008 | By Erica Noonan
    MATTERS OF FAITH Latin Mass finds home Traditional service draws the faithful to Newton parish By Erica Noonan, Globe Staff | March 2, 2008 Stepping into the Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish church in Newton at Sunday noontime feels like stepping backward in time. Hundreds pray solemnly in Latin, rising and kneeling frequently, as reverent Gregorian chants echo off the sanctuary's soaring stained-glass windows. The air is thick with incense, women wear chapel veils, and everyone - parishioners, altar servers, and the Rev. Charles J. Higgins - prays facing the church altar and the large crucifix hanging above. This is...
  • Ite, Missa Est (Interest in ‘Extraordinary Form’ of the Mass Growing on Campus)

    02/18/2008 3:34:50 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 388+ views
    NCR ^ | February 19, 2008 | VALERIE SCHMALZ
    When Pope Benedict XVI loosened restrictions on celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass last July, Notre Dame University’s campus ministry immediately began planning how to implement the change. Notre Dame is just one of a number of Catholic colleges and universities that viewed the Pope’s July 7, 2007, Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum as a signal that the form of the Mass dating to 1570 should be available on their campuses. Others, such as Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York, began offering the Mass of Blessed John XXIII at the behest of students.“It’s actually been a lot of fun to...
  • Archbishop to ordain priests using Tridentine Mass in Rome cathedral

    02/07/2008 6:12:47 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    CNS ^ | February 6, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A former Vatican official will ordain four traditionalist priests in a Tridentine Mass celebrated in the cathedral of Rome, church officials said. The Feb. 23 ordination Mass in the Basilica of St. John Lateran will be the most prominent celebration of the old rite in Rome since Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on its use last year. The Mass, to be celebrated by Archbishop Luigi De Magistris, will follow the 1962 Roman Missal, known commonly as the Tridentine rite. In July 2007 the pope issued new rules, saying the old rite could be used much more...
  • Vatican official says pope does not want to abandon liturgical reform

    01/21/2008 3:41:01 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 148+ views
    CNS ^ | January 21, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has no intention of launching a liturgical "return to the past" but would like to recover some important elements that have been lost or forgotten in recent decades, the Vatican's liturgist said. Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies, made the comments in an interview Jan. 19 with Vatican Radio. He was asked about fears that the pope wants to abandon the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council. "These are certainly incorrect inferences and interpretations," Msgr. Marini said. The path of Catholic liturgy is "development in continuity," in which change never...
  • New document from Ecclesia Dei commision (with a 'how to' guide)

    01/04/2008 7:59:18 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 70+ views
    Curt Jester ^ | January 3, 2008 | Jeff Miller
    Vatican, Dec. 31, 2007 ( - The Vatican will soon issue a new document clarifying the terms of Summum Pontificum, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has revealed. Confirming reports that have circulated around Rome in recent weeks, the Vatican Secretary of State told the Italian weekly Famiglia Cristiana that the Ecclesia Dei commission will issue instructions to "clarify the criteria for the application of the motu proprio" in which Pope Benedict XVI broadened access to the traditional Latin Mass. Cardinal Bertone said that the new document was needed because there have been some "confused reactions" to the motu proprio. In fact some...
  • Vatican clarifying Latin Mass rules

    01/03/2008 11:09:03 AM PST · by NYer · 77 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | January 3, 2007 | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican has begun drafting a document to elaborate on Pope Benedict XVI's recent liberalization of the old Latin Mass because some bishops are either ignoring his move or misinterpreting it, Vatican officials said.The Vatican's No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said in comments published Thursday that the Vatican would be issuing an "instruction" on how to put the pope's document into practice, since there had been what he called some "uneven" reactions to it since it went into effect last year.The document Benedict issued in July removed restrictions on celebrating the so-called Tridentine Mass, the rite celebrated in Latin before...
  • Kobler's Key to the Council

    12/20/2007 6:13:51 PM PST · by Dajjal · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | December, 2007 | Paul Zarowny
    Kobler’s Key to the CouncilBOOK REVIEW: Kobler, John F., C.P.  Vatican II, Theophany and the Phenomenon of Man: The Council's Pastoral Servant Leader Theology for the Third Millennium.  (American University Studies, Series 7, vol. 100)  New York: Peter Lang, 1991.  0820414921, 9780820414928  $51.95 by Paul Zarowny, Ph.D. Whatever its multiple shortcomings, my book on the Council is the only published attempt to provide a synthesis, at least in a seminal way, of the religious ontology shaping the sense of the Council.[1]     Passionist priest Fr. John F. Kobler’s Vatican II, Theophany and the Phenomenon of Man (1991) is a follow-up to...
  • Extraordinary, Right?

    12/03/2007 7:28:41 PM PST · by Antoninus · 17 replies · 101+ views
    Gloria Romanorum Blog ^ | 12/4/07 | Antoninus
    Guess what? The *new* Extraordinary rite at our parish was featured on a local news broadcast! And very positively, I might add. Here's the link: Local Pastor Adds Latin Mass to ScheduleHere's a transcript [errors mine]: Reporter: Well today at noon St. Peter Celestine Catholic Church [sic--it's actually St. Peter's, not Celestine. That's another parish nearby.] in Merchantville, New Jersey takes a bold step. The pastor is putting a traditional Latin Mass on the church's Sunday schedule. As CBS 3's Pat Ciarrocchi reports, this comes at the encouragement of the Pope, who hopes that tradition will ignite the fires of...
  • Last Mass in Moscow

    11/28/2007 10:18:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Today Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, the Catholic archbishop in Moscow for the past 16 years, celebrated his last public Mass before his departure to Minsk, capital of Belarus. Report from Russia- by Dr. Robert MoynihanMOSCOW, Russia, October 28, 2007 -- His voice shaking with deep emotion, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz celebrated his last public Mass and delivered his last, dramatic homily this morning in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow before leaving the Russian capital to take up his new and difficult assignment in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belorussia.  "I think he is one of the heroes of the...
  • Mass Appeal to Latin Tradition

    10/28/2007 2:37:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 342+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2007 | By Kristi Moore
    The Rev. Alfred J. Harris, pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Northwest, has embraced the return of the traditional Tridentine Mass, in which the priest faces the altar rather than the congregation and celebrates in Latin. Roman Catholic churches nationwide are rushing to accommodate a surge in demand for the traditional Latin Mass, which is drawing a surprising new crowd: young people. Since July, when a decree from Pope Benedict XVI lifted decades-old restrictions on celebrating the Tridentine Mass, seven churches in the Washington metropolitan area have added the liturgy to their weekly Sunday schedules....
  • Vatican Official: Bishops Should not Limit Latin Mass

    11/08/2007 6:41:53 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 57+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | November 8, 2007 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) - The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments criticized bishops and priests who have given a narrow interpretation to Pope Benedict XVI's permission for the wider celebration of the Tridentine Mass. Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don told an Italian Internet news site that he found it difficult to understand the action "and even rebellion" of churchmen who have tried to limit access to the older Mass. "On the part of some dioceses, there have been interpretive documents that inexplicably aim to limit the 'motu proprio' of the pope," he told the Web...
  • (Cardinal) Pell celebrates Mass in Latin

    11/05/2007 9:33:55 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 79+ views
    Cath News ^ | November 2, 2007
    Cardinal George Pell is the first Sydney Archbishop in 40 years to celebrate Mass in Latin according to the 1962 Roman Missal. Celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday morning, the Mass was held to celebrate Pope Benedict's apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum which was published in July. The letter, issued "motu proprio," on one's own initiative, explained new norms allowing for the use of the 1962 missal as an extraordinary form of the liturgical celebration. The norms took effect on 14 September. The Oriens Foundation, which promotes understanding of the Tridentine rite, said the Mass "represented a significant event in...
  • Vatican Press announces publication of 1962 Edition of the Roman Missal

    10/23/2007 1:03:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 103+ views
    CNA ^ | October 23, 2007
    Vatican City, Oct 23, 2007 / 10:14 am (CNA).- The Vatican Press, Libreria Editricie Vaticana, has announced that it will begin selling the Roman Missal of 1962.  The publication is being viewed as a sign of support from the Vatican for those who wish to celebrate the Mass in Latin according to the 1962 rite, recently encouraged by Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio instruction, "Summorum Pontificum."It is available for purchase at a price of 59 Euros.  Further details can be found at
  • When Will The Dinosaurs Finally Become Extinct? (retired bishop thumbs nose at TLM)

    10/02/2007 1:16:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 137+ views
    Creativity Minority Report & Off The Record ^ | October 2, 2007 | Patrick Archbold & Diogenes
    The Most Rev. Emil A. Wcela, recently retired auxiliary Bishop of my home Diocese of Rockville Centre, has an article in this weeks America Magazine. The somewhat ironic piece is entitled "A Dinosaur Ponders The Latin Mass". In this piece, Bishop Wcela chronicles his personal journey from the Traditional Latin Mass to the new Mass along with some very telling observations. Take a look at this paragraph and tell me how many tired and used up cliches you can spot. During the first years of my priesthood (I was ordained in 1956), I knew and celebrated only the Latin...
  • Liturgical Dispute; St. Peter's Online (Letter on 1962 Missal Causes Skirmish)

    09/28/2007 6:25:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 21+ views
    Zenit ^ | September 27, 2007 | Elizabeth Lev
    After the sunny skies of August, storm clouds appeared this week in Rome as Benedict XVI's apostolic letter "Summorum Pontificum" came into effect Sept. 14. For those who have been sleeping under a liturgical rock this summer, the July 7 papal document, issued "motu proprio" (on his own initiative), gave all Catholic priests much broader permission to celebrate the liturgy according to the 1962 Roman Missal, and the faithful the right to request this form of the liturgy. This might have passed unnoticed except for a few keen Vatican watchers, but a commotion among the Italian bishops regarding the document...
  • Extraordinary Mass at Franciscan church (from beginning to end) [graphic intensive]

    09/14/2007 10:55:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 607+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | February 14, 2007 | Gerald Augustinus
    A 'co-production' of the FSSP, the archdiocese, and the Franciscans, this was the annual 'Holy Name of Mary' Mass. It was a Pontifical High Mass, celebrant was the Apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Edmond Farhat. The music was by Joseph Haydn, the so-called Nelson-Mass. The Mass took place at Franziskanerkirche, Vienna. Here photos, taken with two Canon 5D, without flash, on the one the Canon EF 24-105 F4 IS L, on the other the Canon EF 70-200 F 2.8 IS L. EWTN was filming it, so it should be on sometime soon. To see bigger versions of the vertical photos, click...
  • Motu Proprio Resources

    09/13/2007 8:49:31 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 13 replies · 345+ views
    EWTN ^ | 09-13-07 | EWTN
    Includes the Mass Booklet which can be printed out (PDF format) for tomorrow's Mass (8 a.m. with encores at 6 p.m. & Midnight Eastern). Also includes links to Papal documents, church documents, special EWTN programming, online tutorial, workshops, and list of communities where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated.
  • Area priests (Roanoke VA) see little demand for Latin Mass

    09/04/2007 9:40:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 552+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | Pamela J. Podger
    Several Roman Catholic priests in Southwest Virginia are thankful demand for the old-style Latin Mass hasn't emerged here because they are already stretched thin trying to serve rural parishes.This summer Pope Benedict XVI allowed freer use of the traditional Latin liturgy. Some regard his July 7 apostolic letter as a way of healing a rift with Catholic traditionalists. Although Latin is woven occasionally into regular services, the pope's action means that priests no longer need special permission from bishops to perform the old-style Latin Mass. The 16th century Tridentine Mass had been commonly celebrated for 1,500 years but was modernized...
  • EWTN to Televise Live Tridentine Mass Celebrated by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter [FSSP]

    08/28/2007 9:54:41 PM PDT · by Mmmike · 6 replies · 318+ views
    Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) ^ | AUGUST 17, 2007 | (unsigned)
    DENTON, Nebraska - AUGUST 17, 2007 - For the first time in its 26 year history, Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will be broadcasting a live Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14, 2007 at 8:00AM EST. EWTN has asked for the assistance of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, an international Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, to help celebrate this "extraordinary" form. This past July 7th, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the beauty and importance of the Tridentine Mass by issuing Summorum Pontificum, a papal document...
  • New to the older Mass? Your experiences.

    08/21/2007 9:45:31 AM PDT · by GOPmember · 24 replies · 650+ views
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | August 21, 2007 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf (and blog readers)
    I have a favor to ask those of you who did NOT grow up with the older form of Mass.  If sometime along the way you decided to check out the older form of Mass, the "Tridentine" Mass, I am interested in your experience and reactions. Were you "hooked"?Are you hooked now but it took a while?Were you indifferent ("What’s the big deal?")Were you put off and don’t want to go back?What was it that captured you?What repelled you?Do you go now?  Often?  Exclusively?  Rarely? back? * What was it that captured you? * What repelled you? * Do you...
  • Traditional Latin Mass Returns to Lithuania (site where BVM appeared to Calvinist)

    08/20/2007 9:46:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 442+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 19, 2007
    CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 19, 2007 - Fr. Scott Haynes, S.J.C. offered the Tridentine Latin High Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Siluva on 8-11-07. This was the first time the Traditional Latin Mass was offered at there since the Communist Occupation of Lithuania. Participants of Ad Fontes (, a study-week of Gregorian Chant for young people, sang Gregorian Chant and rededicated themselves to their Catholic faith. After attending the High Mass, all received the blessing of Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius SJ, the Archbishop of Kaunas, Lithuania. As His Excellency confirmed our commitment to the implementation of Summorum Pontificum,...
  • The Tridentine Mass: The views of two priests

    08/17/2007 6:50:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 711+ views
    The Tidings ^ | August 17, 2007
    In a recent "motu proprio," Pope Benedict XVI relaxed restrictions on the use of the Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that predates the Second Vatican Council. The pope said that while the new Roman Missal, introduced in 1970, remains the ordinary way of Catholic worship, Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite, should be made available in every parish where groups of the faithful desire it. In this article, Fathers Peter J. Daly (ordained in 1986) and Eugene Hemick (ordained in 1963) --- both columnists with Catholic News Service --- offer their...
  • always and everywhere... except Gaylord (MI bishop forbids Latin in RC liturgy)

    08/13/2007 4:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 699+ views
    Off the Record ^ | August 13, 2007 | Diogenes
    Father Rob Johansen blogged the story first, and Father Z picked up on it quickly, but your poor Uncle Di spent the weekend in a slack-jawed stupor, unable to respond. Bishop Patrick Cooney of Gaylord, Michigan, has forbidden the use of Latin in the Roman Catholic liturgy. Seriously. This policy, the bishop tells his clergy, will be in effect "[u]ntil other law is promulgated." But other law already had been promulgated. And I don't mean the recent papal motu proprio, which had not yet appeared when Bishop Cooney issued this astonishing directive (although the bishop surely knew it was...
  • Boston Latin Mass community ‘thrilled’ by apostolic letter (Boston Pilot)

    07/31/2007 2:24:26 PM PDT · by maryz · 15 replies · 360+ views
    The Boston Pilot ^ | 7/20/2007 | Christine Williams
    NEWTON -- Boston Catholics who regularly participate in the Tridentine Mass are overjoyed by Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic letter “Summorum Pontificum” released July 7 which they say acknowledges that the Latin Mass has an enduring place in the life of the Catholic Church. In the apostolic letter, issued “motu proprio” (Latin for “on his own initiative” and indicating a pope’s special personal interest in the subject), Pope Benedict eased many of the restrictions on celebrating Mass according to the 1962 missal. The letter goes on to say that priests may celebrate the Latin Mass in private, for religious communities and...
  • Old rite wins new Mass appeal

    07/30/2007 2:16:05 PM PDT · by maryz · 64 replies · 831+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2007 | Julia Duin
    The Tridentine Mass, the Latin-only rite both loved and hated by many Catholics for its medieval qualities, is roaring back into use after a July 7 papal decree loosened the rules on celebrating it. Two traditional priestly societies dedicated to the rite report that priests from all over the country are signing up in droves for weeklong classes to learn the rituals and language of the Mass, named after the 16th-century Council of Trent. Monsignor Michael Schmitz, vicar-general of the Florence, Italy-based Institute of Christ the King, said he has received hundreds of calls from interested clergy. "This is a...
  • Oakland priest Michael Wiener has been celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass since 1999

    07/30/2007 11:45:30 AM PDT · by Zetman · 74 replies · 775+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle Online ( ^ | Monday, July 30, 2007 | David Ian Miller
    Incense, bells, mysterious words intoned in an ancient language, congregation and priest moving gracefully in unison as they perform a 1,500-year-old ritual -- that was the old-style Catholic Mass. But when the Vatican decided to open up the Mass to improvisation in 1965, guitars replaced Gregorian chants, local languages replaced Latin, the priest faced the congregation rather than the altar and the entire Mass was simplified; a priest no longer made the traditional complicated series of scripted gestures during the Mass, nor did he wear elaborate old-style vestments. Some appreciated the more down-to-earth feel of the new Mass. Others mourned...
  • A Step Backward: the Latin Mass Is Back (Commonweal)

    07/30/2007 8:19:13 AM PDT · by maryz · 35 replies · 439+ views
    Commonweal ^ | July 13, 2007 | Rita Ferrone
    Editors’ note: This is a preview of our August 17 issue, which will contain four responses to Pope Benedict’s Summorum pontificum, which will make the so-called Tridentine Mass more widely available than it has been since Vatican II. The other respondents will be Peter Jeffery, Joseph Komonchak, and Bernard P. Prusak. Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum pontificum gives broad permission for the celebration of the Tridentine Mass. The motu proprio also permits use of preconciliar liturgical rites for all the sacraments, with the exception of ordination. It lays the groundwork for the creation of two liturgical establishments within the Latin-rite Catholic...
  • Cardinal Seán’s Blog (Update on motu proprio - Boston archdiocese)

    07/23/2007 9:40:35 AM PDT · by maryz · 23 replies · 372+ views
    Cardinal Seán’s Blog ^ | July 20, 2007 | Sean Cardinal O'Malley
    Welcome and thank you for visiting my blog! After my return from vacation, I was very pleased to see so many messages on the blog regarding the motu proprio. We couldn’t post all of them but it was interesting to see people’s reactions, and the interest in the motu proprio. I think it only underscores the wisdom of the Holy Father’s approach to people’s liturgical preferences. I continue to echo the Holy Father’s desire that the liturgy not be the battleground but be a source of unity for all of us. We must love the Mass in all of its...
  • Latin Masses draw Catholics to Troy (RC Diocese of Albany)

    07/21/2007 4:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 332+ views
    The Evangelist ^ | July 19, 2007 | Kate Blain
    "I love both Masses equally, the English and the Tridentine Latin," Rev. William Gorman said.That's a good thing: In one weekend, the administrator of St. Peter's and St. Paul's parishes in Troy might celebrate three Masses in English before a fourth in Latin at St. Peter's, the church in the Albany Diocese designated years ago by Bishop Howard J. Hubbard to host a Tridentine Mass.The Tridentine Mass is entirely in Latin. Altar servers are only males; communion is received on the tongue as congregants kneel at the altar rail. The priest celebrates the liturgy with his back to the people...
  • Statement Following the Recent Release Of the Motu Proprio

    07/19/2007 11:16:50 AM PDT · by Cheverus · 15 replies · 439+ views
    Archdiocese of Boston ^ | July 18, 2007 - | Archdiocese of Boston
    The recent statement of the Holy Father amends the previous process, established by Pope John Paul II, whereby a priest had needed permission from the local bishop to celebrate the Tridentine rite according to the 1962 liturgical text (Missal). In other words, Pope Benedict has expanded the permission that had already been given by Pope John Paul to allow for the celebration of the Tridentine Mass. Cardinal Sean O'Malley, in his weekly posting of June 29 ( shared observations which follow from the Cardinal's participation at a meeting held in Rome prior to the release of the Motu Proprio....
  • Keeping Secrets: The Laity, the Latin Mass and the LA Settlement

    07/18/2007 9:34:39 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 32 replies · 684+ views
    Washington Post/Newsweek ^ | July 17, 2007 | Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
    The timing of the re-introduction of the Latin Mass at this time is very instructive, especially in regard to the U.S. Catholic Church. At a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S. needs to be working on becoming more open and more accountable to its laity to prevent more child sexual abuse, the re-introduction of the Latin Mass signals that the Catholic Church as a whole is moving in a reactionary direction, becoming more closed rather than more open. The Latin Mass was developed during one of the most reactionary periods in the history of the Catholic Church, the...
  • Vatican denies pope celebrates Latin Mass privately

    07/18/2007 7:39:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 439+ views
    CathNews ^ | July 17, 2007
    The Vatican says that Pope Benedict concelebrates his daily morning Mass in Italian using the current edition of the Roman Missal, denying claims that he is using the Tridentine rite. Claims that the pope celebrates his private Mass using the Tridentine rite are incorrect, Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi said, according to Catholic News Service. The Tridentine Mass is the Latin-language liturgy that predates the Second Vatican Council; it was last revised in the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal. Less than 10 days after Pope Benedict issued his letter on 7 July providing greater opportunity for the celebration...
  • The Jewishness of the Roman Rite

    07/17/2007 4:40:15 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 37 replies · 541+ views
    First Things (On the Square Blog) ^ | July 17, 2007 | Nicholas Frankovich
    The Jewishness of the Roman Rite By Nicholas FrankovichTuesday, July 17, 2007, 8:47 AM Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio whereby the pope grants a universal indult for the celebration of Mass according to the 1962 missal, was promulgated on Saturday in Latin without, at least yet, being accompanied by official translations into modern languages. That fact, like the very vocabulary in which the news is reported in English—motu proprio, indult, promulgate—indicates something of how tenaciously Latin clings to the Catholic Church, which, after four decades of liturgy in the vernacular, still hasn’t been able to lose its Latin accent...
  • Archbishop of Newark Assigns Priest of Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to Apostolate

    06/26/2007 6:21:11 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 36 replies · 1,173+ views
    With the gracious permission of the Archbishop of Newark, the Most Reverend John Meyers, the Institute of Christ the King will be assigning a priest to the Latin Mass Community at St. Anthony of Padua Chapel in West Orange, Newark- New Jersey. Father Matthew Talarico, one of our newly ordained priests, has been appointed Rector of the Chapel by the Archbishop Meyers. Father Talarico, who has already gained good experience serving as deacon in other Institute apostolates and in carrying out many responsibilities in the Seminary, will begin his work on July 17th. St. Anthony of Padua Chapel is situated...
  • Church near Seattle struck by scandal: Expert blames Tridentine Group, a cult, for charges

    11/26/2005 10:56:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,621+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11.23.05
    Experts and victims are blaming the Tridentine Rite group, a cult, for the scandal that has struck a church near Seattle.  In the past two days, two members have been charged with molesting children, one already pled guilty. On Tuesday, Joe Scarborough, host, ‘Scarborough Country’ spoke to Kevin Raleigh and Rosemarie Offenhaur, whose mother, Kathleen Raleigh, was taken away by the cult.  Offenhaur was also a former nun for the Tridentine Rite before realizing the group’s bad intentions.  Cult expert, Rick Ross sat in on the discussion as well.To read an excerpt of their conversation, continue to the text...
  • Database for those interested in the Latin Mass

    07/16/2007 7:49:47 PM PDT · by sneakers · 15 replies · 489+ views
    This has been posted before - but it needs to be seen. Many of us live in Dioceses where our priests and bishops won't even mention the Motu Proprio. We're asking interested Catholics to sign up on the Latin Mass Database. So far, there are priests who are willing to say the TLM, priests who wish TO BE trained in the TLM, laymen who want to sing in a schola or be a server, and those of us who just want to be there. This database will help Traditional Catholics get organized and find others who want the Latin Mass...