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  • Card. Mahony on the 'Tridentine' Mass (Catholic Caucus)

    03/02/2009 9:21:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 52 replies · 926+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 3/1/2009 | Fr. Z.
    His Eminence Roger Card. Mahony of Los Angeles shares his view of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and, consequently, of the decision two Popes made to emancipate the older, pre-Conciliar form of Holy Mass. The setting: On Friday, February 27, 2009, at 11:15 a.m. PST, hosted an online chat session with Cardinal Mahony, live from the main Exhibit Hall at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, Calif. Ann Scolari: What are your thoughts on the Trindentine mass? CardinalMahony: Ann: The Tridentine Mass was meant for those who could not make the transition from Latin to English [or...
  • They have no respect for the dead (Planned TLM Requiem for Priest Cancelled) (Catholic Caucus)

    02/23/2009 11:58:38 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 857+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 2/23/2009 | Carlos Antonio Palad
    Msgr. Moises Andrade loved the Traditional Latin Mass. Even the Philippines' most-watched evening news show, in reporting his passing, mentioned that he was an expert in the "Latin Mass" and opined that his death was a great loss for the Catholic Church in the Philippines. (The fact that his death was reported on national television was a testament to his stature.) How fitting, then, that a Requiem Mass according to the 1962 Missal had been scheduled for the evening of February 23, in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, the parish that he had last served. Except that,...
  • Boston, Massachusetts, the Traditional Latin Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross

    10/18/2008 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Pandora hte Great · 8 replies · 787+ views
    This weekend the celebrant will be Fr.David Taurasi. This Mass is at 11:00am in the Lower Church. The weekly Sunday TLM community was tranferred to Cathedral at the closing of Holy Trinity German Church, also in the South End, on June 30, 2008. Both Holy Trinity communities were warmly welcomed by the Cathedral Rector, Fr Kevin O'Leary, and are overjoyed by Fr Taurasi's return. Cathedral of the Holy Cross 75 Union Park Street 1400 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118 for information on the Tridentine Mass in New England, please visit
  • The Beauty of the Solemn High Mass, as Portrayed by Hollywood (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    09/25/2008 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 871+ views
    Just under 4 years ago, I started this blog after meeting several devout Christendom College students after a Sunday Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington, DC. The previous month, I had traveled to England and visited several Catholic sites, including the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, and had seen Catholic art in the National Gallery in London. I was inspired, by the events of that time and by those students, to blog about Catholic subjects, especially Catholic art, feast days, and devotions; and also, write about Traditional Latin Masses in the Washington,...
  • Mixed reviews: Implementation of Tridentine ruling frustrates some [Catholic Caucus]

    09/19/2008 1:57:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 170+ views
    CNS ^ | September 19, 2008 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A year after Pope Benedict XVI opened the way to wider use of the Tridentine Mass, implementation of the papal directive is drawing mixed reviews from its target audience. Catholic traditionalists remain grateful for the pope's document and say it has given them a certain legitimacy in local church communities, as well as greater practical access to the old rite. But some -- backed by a Vatican official -- have complained that bishops and pastors continue to place obstacles in the way of groups seeking the Tridentine liturgy. On a long-term issue, traditionalists are pleased at...
  • Cardinal: Some not satisfied even after pope's Tridentine Mass decree [Catholic Caucus]

    09/16/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 213+ views
    CNS ^ | September 16, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) -- Rather than being grateful, some people have reacted to Pope Benedict XVI's wider permission for the celebration of the Tridentine Mass with further demands, said Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos. The cardinal, president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," spoke Sept. 16 at a conference marking the first anniversary of "Summorum Pontificum," the document by which Pope Benedict expanded access to the Tridentine rite, the Mass rite used before the Second Vatican Council. Cardinal Castrillon, whose commission works with communities using the old rite, said his office continues to receive letters requesting the Tridentine rite be used not...
  • Pope rejects easier divorce rules [Ecumenical]

    09/15/2008 8:23:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 408+ views
    The Star ^ | September 15, 2008 | Philip Pullella
    LOURDES, FRANCE–Pope Benedict said yesterday the Roman Catholic Church could not recognize "irregular unions" of Catholics who divorce and remarry outside the church. "Initiatives aimed at blessing irregular unions cannot be admitted," he said in an address to French bishops in the shrine city of Lourdes. Throughout the developed world, the church has been struggling with how to administer to Catholics who have divorced and remarried without an annulment – an ecclesiastical declaration that their first union is null and void – but want to remain fully active in the church. The church does not recognize divorce. It considers the...
  • Pope Benedict on the Latin Mass and "healthy secularism" [Catholic Caucus]

    09/12/2008 10:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 207+ views
    American Papist ^ | September 12, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    The pope surprised many by deciding to hold a mini-news conference with journalists on the short flight from Rome to Paris. Two notable things he said this morning: Asked about his relaxation of restrictions on use of the Tridentine rite — a move that was controversial in France — the pope said fears that this would set off a liturgical conflict were unfounded. He said the new rules were designed to satisfy the needs of a small group of faithful who had a special attachment to the old rite; it was “an act of love and tolerance” toward them....
  • Complications of 2 Forms in 1 Rite (And More on Mass Intentions) [Catholic Caucus]

    09/09/2008 4:24:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 118+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 9, 2008 | Father Edward McNamara
    Q: I am the parish priest for a dual-form parish and some of the complications are currently unavoidable. I have returned the tabernacle to the center and shifted the presider's chair to the side. The free-standing altar is used for both forms, with the placement of altar cards and candles in the traditional form and the resetting of the altar for the celebration of the ordinary form. I've returned the altar rail in two spots and cushions for kneeling at the reception of Communion. Part of the "experiment" of Pope Benedict XVI lies in the "working" of both forms where...
  • Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, Adds (Required) Course on the Extraordinary Form

    07/25/2008 10:12:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 109+ views
    CMR ^ | July 25, 2008 | MAC
    One year after the release of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, The Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois, announced that it has added a required 3-credit course on the history and spirituality of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite to its roster of classes. The Liturgical Institute was founded by Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago (left) in the year 2000. Though the primary emphasis of the Institute involves the reformed liturgical books, this course comes in response to the call of Pope Benedict for freer study and use of the...
  • A word to biters of the consecrated hand [Catholic Caucus]

    07/10/2008 1:44:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 128+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | July 10, 2008 | Father John Zuhlsdorf
    A friend just phoned to tell me about a discussion on a "trad" forum.  I went there and read for a while. In this discussion some people were publicly bad mouthing priests who have been celebrating the TLM and denigrating their ministry.They claim these priests not Catholic enough, not fully or really Catholic.  Not Catholic like they are. Thus, they who have no authority in the Church, laymen who have no jurisdiction, no credentials other than that they are hobbyists of the older form of the Roman Rite (sincere as their devotion may be), they who have read some encyclicals...
  • The Situation in the Church and Relations with Rome [ECUMENICAL - SSPX]

    07/01/2008 3:13:01 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 9 replies · 126+ views
    The Angelus Online ^ | 6/10/2008 | Bishop Bernard Fellay
    From the FR Religion Moderator: Ecumenic threads are closed to antagonism. To antagonize is to incur or to provoke hostility in others.Therefore “anti” posters must not try to finesse the guidelines by asking loaded questions, using inflammatory taglines, gratuitous quote mining or trying to slip in an “anti” or “ex” article under the color of the “ecumenic” tag. Posters who try to tear down other’s beliefs or use subterfuge to accomplish the same goal are the disrupters on ecumenic threads and will be booted from the thread and/or suspended. The Situation in the Church and Relations with Rome A transcription...
  • 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...