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  • Vanity - A Path Back to Liturgical Sanity (Catholic Caucus)

    05/20/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 12 replies
    5/20/2016 | Scouter
    A Path Back to Liturgical Sanity Whether they realize it or not, the Mass with which most Catholics are familiar, the one said in almost all Catholic Churches in the Western Hemisphere, is called the Novus Ordo, or more colloquially, the "new Mass." Many older Catholics may remember the Tridentine Mass, sometimes referred to as "the old Latin Mass," or the "Traditional Latin Mass (TLM)." More and more, however, young people are discovering the beauty of the Mass as it was known for hundreds of years before the wreckovation that occurred after Vatican II. While the Novus Ordo is a...
  • 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.
  • New York Parish Fears Losing Daily Dose of ‘Spiritus Sancti’

    06/27/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by statestreet · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Sharon Otterman
    As the Rev. Justin Wylie took the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan last month, anger and anxiety emanated from the pews. The church is the only one in New York City to offer a daily traditional Latin Mass, but an archdiocesan panel had recommended that it be closed. Father Wylie, a visiting priest, urged parishioners to be obedient but also to speak up, as traditionalist Catholics, for a place in the church, saying they should not be “turned out like squatters.”
  • Massacre At Holy Innocents?

    05/27/2014 5:37:07 AM PDT · by statestreet · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2014 | David Pietrusza
    “A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning…” Those are the words of Jeremias the Prophet. St. Matthew’s gospel tells us that they foreshadow King Herod’s murder of Bethlehem’s infant males following the birth of Christ, who Herod feared might usurp his ill-gotten earthly throne. Holy innocents die for different reasons. In every generation. In every place. A church — a very special church — by that name is scheduled to die in Manhattan’s Garment District.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Went to a Tridentine Latin Mass yesterday...(Vanity)

    01/09/2012 7:48:58 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 46 replies
    none | 9 January 2012 | me
    My wife and I went to the Tridentine Mass at Immaculate Conception Church(Sleepy Hollow, NY). It has been a very long time since a Mass brought us to tears. The prayers are beautiful, the reverence is palpable. The women had their heads covered, 90% of the men (and boys) wore jacket and tie, the priest's vestments were very traditional (when was the last time you saw a priest wearing a maniple and his biretta), a lot of young families, an altar boy (about 10 years old) and a fairly young priest, both of whom said the Latin prayers as if...
  • Growing number of Catholics push for return to Latin Mass (Catholic Caucus)

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

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

    05/15/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies ^ | 5/13/11 | JOHN THAVIS | Catholic News Service
    'Generous' approval Vatican issues new norms for the Tridentine rite.   JOHN THAVIS | Catholic News Service 5/13/11 VATICAN CITY — A new Vatican instruction calls on local bishops and pastors to respond generously to Catholics who seek celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal, commonly known as the Tridentine rite. The instruction, issued May 13, said pastors should approve such Masses for groups of faithful, even when such groups are small or are formed of people from different parishes or dioceses. These faithful cannot, however, contest the validity of the modern Mass or the authority of...
  • 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...
  • Traditional Latin Mass to be Restored to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima [Catholic Caucus]

    05/09/2010 4:21:34 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 275+ views
    St. John Cantius Church Bulletin ^ | 5-9-10 | Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
    A PILGRIMAGE TO RESTORE THETRADITIONAL LATIN MASSTO THE SANCTUARY OFOUR LADY OF FATIMA The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius (Archdiocese of Chicago) are leading a pilgrimage in September, 2010, to Fatima, Portugal, to help achieve the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Included in this pilgrimage to the Fatima apparition sites, will be a liturgical conference in Fatima, providing clergy and laity lectures on the history, spirituality, and mystical theology of the Classical Roman Rite. On September 10, the Canons will celebrate a Solemn High Latin Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) at...
  • St. John Cantius: Tridentine Mass

    01/04/2010 3:58:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 34 replies · 1,071+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1-04-10 | mlizzy
    While researching an article, my husband heard about St. John Cantius Parish (Chicago), which offers the Tridentine Mass. Being only a thirty minute drive, we decided to make the trip for my first Tridentine Mass ever on January 1st, the feast day of Mary, Mother of God. Being in awe of the Mass, we decided to return on the Epiphany (yesterday). Gregorian chant was heard almost completely throughout the Mass by their choir of just a few individuals. The Tridentine Mass itself is the most beautiful, heavenly, and fluid Mass I could ever imagine. No altar girls, no Eucharistic ministers,...
  • Corpus Christi - Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

    06/13/2009 10:26:38 AM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Corpus Christi, Sunday Solemn High Mass, Procession of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers and Benediction, Sung Office, Adoration, Exposition BOTH Fr David Taurasi AND Fr John Rizzo, FSSP 75 Union Park, Boston (South End), MA corner of Union Park and Washington St. Mass, 11:00am, Lower (Tridentine) Chapel Procession, through the South End, beginning approx 12:30, ending in Blessed Sacrament Chapel Sext at approx 2(Blessed Sacrament Chapel) None at 3:00 (Blessed Sacrament Chapel) Vespers and Benediction at 4:00pm (Blessed Sacrament Chapel) Continuous Exposition and Adoration until end of Vespers.
  • How Traditionalism Can Re-Ignite Followers

    05/29/2009 11:42:40 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 246+ views ^ | 30 May 09 | Pitcairn
    One of our fans sent in this video link. For our Catholic readers, we are told that the Pope's focus on traditional ceremony is gaining both old and young alike. Perhaps, something is to be learned politically from this religious trend. Attached is the video recommended. I must say, there is something to be said for a return to tradition and in Western Christian pride. It is inspiring.
  • 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 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....
  • TLM First Friday in Boston

    07/31/2008 1:03:21 PM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 9 replies · 99+ views 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. From Saint Columbkille’s Church Cross Streets: Between Arlington St/Sparhawk St and Mapleton St Going North on Market Street connects to Western Avenue and also Soldiers Field Road two major east and west highways. Going South on Market Street connects to Brighton Center and Washington Street. Washington Street going east becomes Cambridge Street which leads to the Massachusetts...

    07/01/2008 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 33 replies · 162+ views
    Catholic Action League of Massacusetts | 30 June 2008 | Catholic Action League of Massacusetts
    NEWS RELEASE MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CATHOLIC ACTION LEAGUE MOURNS CLOSING OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today mourned the closing of the venerable Holy Trinity church in Boston's South End. The parish was suppressed today by a decree of Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston. The last masses were celebrated yesterday, June 29th, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Holy Trinity was the last German Catholic parish in New England, and was one of only two venues in the Archdiocese which offered weekly Sunday celebrations of the Traditional Latin Mass....
  • Televised Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Latin) today, EWTN (Catholic Caucus)

    07/01/2008 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Petronski · 11 replies · 290+ views
    Feast of the Most Precious Blood - July 1st, 2008 First Solemn High Mass of Fr. Jared McCambridge, FSSP Airtimes: Tue 07/01/08 8:00 AM ET & 5 AM PT LIVE Tue 7/01/08 7:00 PM ET & 4 PM PT Encore Wed 7/02/08 12:00 AM ET & 9 PM PT (Tue) Encore
  • Holy Trinity Closing, But Welcoming Doors Not Opening – Yet

    06/26/2008 3:35:13 PM PDT · by Serviam1 · 21 replies · 136+ views
    Save Holy Trinity Committee | 26 June 2008 | Christine M. Quagan
    Holy Trinity Closing, But Welcoming Doors Not Opening – Yet No German, Latin Masses for Displaced Parishioners; Reopening of Homeless Program Delayed BOSTON – June 26 – On Sunday, June 29, Holy Trinity parishioners will hear for the first time the decree that formally closes the 164-year-old South End parish effective the following day, June 30. Despite the short interval between the formal announcement and the closure, parishioners will immediately appeal the decision to Cardinal Sean O’Malley. The decree, signed early this week but yet to be formally read, will designate the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as the welcoming...
  • Holy Trinity German Parish in Boston's South End to close this weekend

    06/26/2008 3:02:24 AM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 5 replies · 62+ views
    You are cordially invited To Celebrate the Final Weekend at Holy Trinity German Parish Friday, June 27; Holy Hours Exposition, Silent Adoration, Group Prayers, Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, followed by Compline from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Upper Church Sunday, June 29; Masses Latin Tridentine High Mass at 9:00 am in the Upper Church Fr. Frederick O’Brien light refreshments follow in the Church Hall Concelebrated English/German Mass at 11:00 am in the Upper Church followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Fr. John Connolly Reception of light lunch to follow in the Church Hall
  • Newsweek article on the Extraordinary Form

    06/20/2008 12:29:34 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 4 replies · 110+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 19, 2008 | George Weigel
    Latin Days Are Here Again? Pope Benedict wants to revive the Latin mass in Roman Catholic worship. But what exactly does that mean? George Weigel Newsweek Web Exclusive Updated: 11:19 AM ET Jun 19, 2008 Is Pope Benedict XVI determined to restore the Latin mass that many Roman Catholics thought had been consigned to the dustbin of history? The answer, in short, is both yes and no. But neither the "yes" nor the "no" quite fits the conventional speculations in several recent media reports following off-the-cuff remarks to a small Catholic association in Great Britain by a Vatican official. In...
  • Holy Smoke: Traditional Mass 'for all the parishes'

    06/16/2008 5:30:14 AM PDT · by magisterium · 10 replies · 56+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 15, 2008 | Damian Thompson
    Yesterday Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, announced in London that Pope Benedict wishes to introduce the "Gregorian Rite" – meaning the former Tridentine Rite – to every parish in the Western Church.
  • Ecclesia Dei president offers clarification on motu proprio

    06/15/2008 7:30:44 AM PDT · by blu · 21 replies · 70+ views ^ | March 28, 2008
    Ecclesia Dei president offers clarification on motu proprio Vatican, Mar. 28, 2008 ( - In an interview with the Vatican newspaper, the head of the Ecclesia Dei commission has indicated that priests do not require permission from their bishops in order to celebrate the extraordinary form of the Latin liturgy. Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos (bio - news) told L'Osservatore Romano that "all can celebrate" the traditional Latin Mass. While the "ordinary form"-- the Novus Ordo-- remains "the Mass that normally all priests say," the cardinal said that Pope Benedict, in his motu proprio broadening access to the traditional liturgy, authorized...
  • "Latin Mass to return to England and Wales" as "Gregorian Rite"!

    06/14/2008 8:51:54 PM PDT · by magisterium · 22 replies · 186+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 14, 2008 | Damian Thompson
    The traditional Latin Mass – effectively banned by Rome for 40 years – is to be reintroduced into every Roman Catholic parish in England and Wales, the senior Vatican cardinal in charge of Latin liturgy said at a press conference in London today. In addition, all seminaries will be required to teach trainee priests how to say the old Mass so that they can celebrate it in all parishes. Catholic congregations throughout the world will receive special instruction on how to appreciate the old services, formerly known as the Tridentine Rite.
  • A Month After Pope's Visit . . .Cardinal O'Malley Closes German Parish

    06/13/2008 5:00:12 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 7 replies · 385+ views
    The Wanderer Press | 5 June 2008 | Paul Likoudis
    One month after Pope Benedict XVI made his historic visit to the United States, Sean Cardinal O’Malley ordered the closure of Boston’s oldest German parish, Holy Trinity, and declared all its assets — including $ 242,000 in its bank account — be transferred to Holy Cross Cathedral. The priests and parishioners of Holy Trinity Church, established by German immigrants in 1844, opened the first parochial school in New England and introduced the Christmas tree and Christmas cards to Puritan Boston, among many other traditions. Since 1990, the parish has been home for the Traditional Latin Mass community from 1990 to...
  • A Month After Pope’s Visit . . .Cardinal O’Malley Closes German Parish

    06/12/2008 7:54:15 PM PDT · by Serviam1 · 5 replies · 102+ views
    The Wanderer Press | 5 June 2008 | Paul Likoudis
    One month after Pope Benedict XVI made his historic visit to the United States, Sean Cardinal O’Malley ordered the closure of Boston’s oldest German parish, Holy Trinity, and declared all its assets — including $ 242,000 in its bank account — be transferred to Holy Cross Cathedral. The priests and parishioners of Holy Trinity Church, established by German immigrants in 1844, opened the first parochial school in New England and introduced the Christmas tree and Christmas cards to Puritan Boston, among many other traditions. Since 1990, the parish has been home for the Traditional Latin Mass community from 1990 to...
  • Losing a Space to Soar

    06/11/2008 6:13:22 AM PDT · by Serviam1 · 1 replies · 50+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11 June 08 | Yvonne Abraham
    Losing a Space to Soar By Yvonne Abraham | June 11, 2008 It's not what you expect to see when you step into a Catholic church these days. Demurely dressed women in lace mantillas. A priest with his back to the congregation: In nomini Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. Bells ringing. Gregorian chant floating down from the choir loft. But here it all is at Holy Trinity German Church, on Shawmut Avenue in the South End, at the start of a sweltering Sunday. About 100 people from Bourne and West Roxbury and all over come for the 9...
  • Extraordinary Form Mass Intensive Workshop for LAITY (Catholic Caucus)

    06/08/2008 11:04:55 PM PDT · by baa39 · 7 replies · 112+ views
    Sancta Missa ^ | June 8, 2008 | The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius
    Monday August 25 to Friday, August 29, 2008 - Extraordinary Form of the Mass - 1962 Missale Romanum - "The Most Beautiful Thing this Side of Heaven" The "Workshop for Laity" in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will provide an in-depth examination and spiritual meditation on the Traditional Latin Mass through the presentation of lectures and tutorials. Participants will also have opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration to extend the worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Devotion to Our Blessed Lady will be fostered by the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Latin. Additionally, sacramental Confession will be offered...
  • MISSA CANTATA Mass in the Extraordinary Form

    04/05/2008 8:10:34 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 4 replies · 32+ views
    EWTN ^ | 04 April 08 | EWTN
    The Tridentine Mass from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama - LIVE TOMORROW MORNING, 6 April 2008 8 a.m. ET; 5 a.m. PT
  • 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...
  • TLM Holy Week Tridium in Boston

    03/19/2008 6:15:42 AM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 8 replies · 220+ views
    Spy Wednesday Tenebrae Wednesday March 19, 2008 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, 270 Elliot Street, Newton Schola Amicorum, all Gregorian Chant Holy Thursday, Tridentine Mass Thursday March 20, 2008 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Holy Trinity, 140 Shawmut Avenue, South End Boston Good Friday, Tridentine Mass of the Pre-Sanctified Friday March 21, 2008 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Holy Trinity, 140 Shawmut Avenue, South End Boston Holy Saturday, Tridentine Vigil Mass Saturday March 22, 2008 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, 270 Elliot Street, Newton Easter Sunday, Tridentine Masses Sunday March 23, 2008...
  • An Extraordinary Liturgy Returns to Campus (Notre Dame) [Catholic Caucus]

    03/04/2008 7:11:19 PM PST · by Titanites · 24 replies · 164+ views
    Notre Dame Magazine ^ | January 2008 | John Nagy
    The Mass is celebrated publicly about 176 times each week at Notre Dame when the University is in session, says Father Richard Warner, CSC, the director of campus ministry. Different Masses meet different spiritual needs. Congregants may pray together in English, Spanish or Latin and choose from a sampler box of musical styles and aesthetic surroundings. All of these Masses are celebrated according to the reformed Roman Missal of Pope Paul VI introduced in 1970. All except one, that is. At 8 a.m. on October 14, some 100 people gathered with Father Thomas Blantz, CSC, in the Saint Charles Borromeo...
  • A partisan plea for former days (Alcuin Reid review of Pietro Marini's new book)

    02/15/2008 12:41:14 PM PST · by maryz · 5 replies · 96+ views ^ | December 2007 | Alcuin Reid
    History will record as one of the hallmarks of this pontificate the renewal of the sacred liturgy currently underway in accordance with a "hermeneutic of continuity", a spirit that is open to legitimate progress but also firmly grounded in the riches of liturgical tradition. This worries a number of liturgists who have propagated the "hermeneutic of rupture and discontinuity" over recent decades (the "Vatican II changed all that" brigade) and who do not want to go "backwards". Among them one may number the recently replaced papal Master of Ceremonies, Archbishop Piero Marini, who has published this slender monograph - oddly...
  • 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...
  • Boston's "Christmas Parish" Announces Schedule of Christmas Services and Concert

    12/19/2007 5:33:02 PM PST · by Serviam1 · 1 replies · 94+ views
    Christine M. Quagan | 17 Dec 07 | Christine M. Quagan
    Boston's "Christmas Parish" Announces Schedule of Christmas Services and Concert BOSTON – December 18 - Known as the Christmas Parish because its German immigrant founders introduced many Christmas customs to New England and the country during the mid-1800s, Holy Trinity Church in Boston's South End announces its schedule of Christmas services for 2007. The 2007 Christmas Mass schedule at Holy Trinity, located at 140 Shawmut Avenue, is: Christmas Eve 11:30 PM: Concert of traditional German and English Christmas carols. Midnight: Traditional Latin High Mass; begins with candlelight procession in which the celebrant lays the Infant Jesus in the crèche. Christmas...
  • Latin Mass Resumes at Holy Trinity, Boston

    12/19/2007 5:13:56 PM PST · by Serviam1 · 18 replies · 107+ views
    Peter Cooper | 17 Dec 07 | Rob Quagan / Peter Cooper
    This morning Fr. Connolly announced (to the throngs in attendance at the 10 o'clock Mass) that after his consultations with His Eminence, he (Fr. Connolly) has decided that the Tridentine Latin Mass will again be celebrated weekly at Holy Trinity. He mentioned that it remains for us to work out a schedule of clergy to enable us to have the priests necessary to ensure proper coverage. There also will be careful consideration as to the time the Mass will be celebrated. The possibility of having the Latin Mass take place before the [current 10:00AM] Novus Ordo one is under active...
  • A Return to Tradition: A new interest in old ways takes root in Catholicism and many other faiths

    12/17/2007 2:38:21 PM PST · by maryz · 7 replies · 295+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 13, 2007 | Jay Tolson
    Worshipers come to St. Mary, Mother of God in downtown Washington, D.C., for various reasons, but many say that a big draw is the Tridentine Latin mass that is said here every Sunday. Soon, St. Mary may be less well known for that distinctive liturgical offering than for the number of big-name government and media types that occupy its pews. Now that Pope Benedict XVI has loosened the restrictions on churches that want to observe the pre-Vatican II rite, more parishes are availing themselves of the option. Call it part of a larger conservative shift within the church—one that...
  • Liturgy and Personality

    12/04/2007 6:46:20 AM PST · by maryz · 7 replies · 43+ views
    Big Sky Traditional Latin Mass ^ | December 3, 2007 | Fr. Kevin Christofferson
    In a previous post I endeavored to make the point that both forms of the Roman Rite (Traditional and Novus Ordo) share the same structure, and that the difference between the two lay in the presentation of the "ceremonies," the "little rites" that give texture to the Mass as a whole. In his Motu Propio, Summorum Pontificum, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI expressed a certain hope that the two forms or usages of the Roman Rite would "mutually enrich" each other. What exactly the Holy Father meant by this will be a point of much speculation until we see first...
  • Dec 29-Cardinal George at Special Event at the Shrine of Christ the King

    11/29/2007 10:42:25 AM PST · by Frank Sheed · 2 replies · 85+ views
    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam ^ | November 27, 2007 | LRS
    Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Dec 29-Cardinal George at Special Event at the Shrine of Christ the King As noted at the Institute's Web Site: On Saturday, Decemer 29th, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George will come to the Shrine of Christ the King to solemnly crown the statue of the Divine Infant King. This crowning will occur during a Solemn High Mass at which His Eminence will assist. The Mass, at 1:30 pm, will be celebrated inside the church building, which is under restoration. All are welcome to attend this moment of grace in the history of our Shrine. The Press...