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  • Francis' Vulgar Comments on the Latin Mass

    02/28/2016 3:37:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/28/16 | John Vennari
    It appears that a children's book titled Dear Pope Francis is to be released on March 1. Rorate Caeli obtained and posted a section of the book that is not only disturbing, but provides a snapshot into the mind of Francis concerning the ancient Mass of the Church. This is the excerpt: "Dear Pope Francis, Were you ever near the pries as the altar boy? Greetings from Alessio (Italy, age 9)" "Dear Alessio, yes, I was an altar boy. And you? What part among the altar boys do you have? It's easier to do now, you know: You might know...
  • Why The Extraordinary(Documentary Project)

    02/06/2015 5:25:20 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 1 replies
    We at Walking In The Desert would like to let our readers know about a documentary that a friend and I are working on. This is our first documentary but we hope that this documentary will be a success and will promote the usage of the Tridentine Mass (Extraordinary Form) A friend and I are in the process to create a documentary that will promote the usage of the Latin Mass. We want to be able to do a video documentary that will interview priests and lay people who attend or celebrate the Latin Mass. We want to ask them...
  • Traditional Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate To Secede?

    10/24/2013 5:59:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 23, 2013 | Patrick Archbold
    Wow. According to Father Z. "I was informed that some 150 members of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have petitioned the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” this week to establish a separate institute which would use the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite." Wow.
  • Franciscans of the Immaculate: Vatican Attempts to Reassure -- Reasoning Not Convincing

    08/03/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | August 3, 2013 | Tancred
    (Rome) The unrest has not remained hidden among Traditional Catholics from the Vatican, that has developed from the treatment of the Traditional Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The need to intervene and reassure. However, the justification offered here is hard to believe. . The exemplary Franciscans of the Immaculata, which was canonically erected in 1990, will, by a decree dated the 11th of July be placed under provisional administration by the Congregation of Religious. It was also arranged that all the priests, would celebrate the liturgy according to the New Rite. It is a serious attack against the...
  • Latin Mass excites Catholic traditionalists in North Jersey

    07/16/2007 5:46:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies · 704+ views ^ | 07.16.07 | JOHN CHADWICK
    Women wore traditional lace head coverings during the Latin Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Chapel in Pequannock. The strict Catholic couple travel 30 miles each Sunday to attend church. Paul and Margaret Papendick tried worshiping at several parishes closer to their home in Waldwick, but didn't like the changes made in the Roman Catholic Mass during the 1960s and 1970s. "They took the Latin Mass away from us," Margaret said. "And spirituality was the first thing that left." So the couple, now in their 70s, attend a West Orange chapel that provides a Mass in Latin and disdains...
  • Pius X Society expels Bishop Williamson for disobedience

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

    08/17/2012 8:39:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 17, 2012 | David V. Barrett
    Bishop David Bell meets Pope Benedict The English leader of a breakaway traditionalist group has said that he wishes to be reconciled with the Catholic Church.Bishop David Bell, 41, is head of the Society of Pope Leo XIII, which upholds the pre-Vatican II teachings of the Church, particularly the older form of the Tridentine Mass. The society claims to have 73 bishops and 500 priests, and to be responsible for congregations totalling 8.5 million people.In the eyes of the Church Bishop Bells ordination as a bishop is valid but illicit; he was ordained by bishops with the Apostolic Succession and...
  • The Tridentine Mass: Why I Couldn't Go Back

    03/09/2012 12:27:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    America, The National Catholic Weekly ^ | 03/09/2012 | PETER SCHINELLER, S.J.
    An ordinary Sunday morning. No parish assignment, no preaching. So I decide to go to a church that celebrates the Latin Mass every Sunday at 11 AM. I knew it would be in Latin, but I wasnt sure if it would be the old Tridentine or new post-Vatican II Latin Mass. Clearly it was Tridentine! One reason to attend was to see if I could feel comfortable being the main celebration of the Latin Mass. The church was half-filled, older men and women, some families with children, and a number of people in their 30s who followed with their missals....
  • The Assent Owed to Vatican II (Catholic Caucus)

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

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

    02/21/2011 3:12:48 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | February 21, 2011 | Carl Olson
    From Robert Moynihan's most recent "Inside the Vatican" newsflash:Will the Vatican soon issue a document calling for some restrictions on the use of the old rite of the Mass?The internet, especially in traditional Catholic circles, is abuzz with reports that this may be about to happen.But for the moment, these reports are based only on rumors.Officially, no one yet knows the content of the upcoming Vatican Instruction to give guidelines for the implementation of Summorum Pontificum -- the dramatic and controversial July 7, 2007 papal motu proprio in which Benedict XVI, after long hesitation, granted wider use of the old,...
  • 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,...
  • Watch a Solemn High Tridentine Mass Broadcast Live on EWTN (Sat 21 Nov 09 at 7:00AM (CST)

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

    10/02/2008 8:43:27 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 444+ views ^ | 30 Sep 2008 | John Casey
    Rediscovering traditionalism By John Casey On 14th June this year about 1,500 people filled Westminster Cathedral. Every seat was taken; people stood in the aisles and spilled out on to the piazza outside. The occasion was a mass, but not an ordinary mass. It was indeed a mass in what is now officially called the ``extraordinary form'' of the Roman rite, i.e. the mass as it had existed before the changes that followed the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It was celebrated by Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, and was the first mass in the traditional form to be celebrated in the Cathedral...
  • 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,...
  • Pope would like Tridentine Mass in each parish, Vatican official says

    06/19/2008 12:45:51 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 78 replies · 340+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | June 16, 2008 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI would like every Catholic parish in the world to celebrate a regular Tridentine-rite Mass, a Vatican cardinal has said. Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos also told a June 14 press conference in London that the Vatican was writing to all seminaries to ask that candidates to the priesthood are trained to celebrate Mass according to the extraordinary form of the Latin rite, also known as the Tridentine Mass, restricted from the 1970s until July 2007 when Pope Benedict lifted some of those limits. The cardinal, who was visiting London at the invitation of the Latin...
  • Enemies of the Motu Proprio [OPEN]

    05/21/2008 3:10:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 159+ views
    In a private conversation before the release of the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum," a leading personality of U.K. Catholicism predicted that the reinstatement of the Traditional Latin Mass would grant again such an abundant flow of graces that it would even effect the restoration of society on sound Christian principles. While that outcome remains to be seen, the release of the motu proprio has certainly sparked a series of controversies and debates especially in Italy, the heart of Catholicism, and that goes a long way in showing how sensitive the issue is among faithful and non-faithful alike. The...
  • 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...
  • Tridentine Mass in San Francisco

    02/16/2008 10:52:19 AM PST · by choirboy · 14 replies · 346+ views
    Flyer | 2/16/08 | choirboy
    Got a flyer this A.M. that reads: Father William Young will begin celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays at 11:30am on March 2, 2008 at Holy Rosary Chapel in Marin. Take the Marinwood/St. Vincents Drive exit (Ramp 457) off Highway 101. At the stop sign turn right. Go East along St Vincents Drive toward the Bay rather than West toward Marinwood. You will see the Church about two-tenths of a mile down St Vincents Drive. Fr. Young met with Archbishop Niederauer and Fr Padazinski on Ash Wednesday to make final arrangements for the Traditional Latin Mass to be celebrated...
  • First Friday TLM in Boston Area

    02/01/2008 2:52:59 AM PST · by Pandora the Great · 4 replies · 44+ 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
  • First Friday TLM in Boston Area

    01/03/2008 6:54:57 PM PST · by Pandora the Great · 7 replies · 80+ 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 (with music sung by the S Shore homeschool children??)
  • 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
    Koblers 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. Koblers Vatican II, Theophany and the Phenomenon of Man (1991) is a follow-up to...
  • 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....
  • TLM for All Souls Day in Boston Area plus First Friday

    11/01/2007 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Oops mess this up the first time, very hard to do with a cat on the mouse. Just a reminder for those interested in going to the TLM for All Souls Day and it's a First Friday. St.Columbkille Church 321 Market Street, Brighton at 7:00pm. Fr.Agustin Anda celebrant. Requiem High Mass with Chant Propers, Schola Amicorum. Holy Trinity 140 Shawmut Avenue, South End (not South Boston)7:00pm. Fr.Frederick O'Brien celebrant. Terry Requiem Low Mass, German Schola. Mary Immaculate of Lourdes 270 Elliot Street, Newton 12:00 noon and 7:30pm Requiem Low Mass. Fr.Charles Higgins celebrant. The noon sung by S Shore homeschool...
  • TLM for All Souls Day in Boston Area plus First Friday

    11/01/2007 1:30:11 PM PDT · by Pandora the Great · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Just a reminder for those interested in going to the TLM for All Souls Day and it's a First Friday. St.Columbkille Church 321 Market Street, Brighton at 7:00pm. Fr.Agustin Anda celebrant. Requiem High Mass with Chant Propers, Schola Amicorum. Holy Trinity 140 Shawmut Avenue, South End (not South Boston)7:00pm. Fr.Frederick O'Brien celebrant. Terry Requiem Low Mass, German Schola. Mary Immaculate of Lourdes 270 Elliot Street, Newton 12:00 noon and 7:30pm Requiem Low Mass. Fr.Charles Higgins celebrant. The noon sung by S Shore homeschool children. The evening will be Terry Requiem sung by Preces Cantatae.
  • Traditional Latin Mass Seminar

    08/16/2007 12:29:10 PM PDT · by fr maximilian mary · 16 replies · 533+ views
    Nunc | fr maximilian mary
    Ave Maria!With Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum there are priests who would like to celebrate the forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite, also known as the Tridentine Latin Mass, and there are faithful who would like more opportunities to attend.We are planning a seminar on the history, theology and spirituality of the Tridentine Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 under Blessed Pope John XXIII on August 24-25 (9am-12pm) with a practicum for priests and servers on August 30-31 (9am-12pm).Any priests or boys/men interesting in learning to serve a Tridentine Mass are welcome to attend. The seminar...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • An Excellent Resource for Promoting the Traditional Latin Mass

    07/12/2007 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 679+ views
    Check out the pdf file at the link above!
  • Reviving A Latin Past (Philly Inquirer Article on Mater Ecclesiae)

    07/10/2007 1:25:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies · 747+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/10/2007 | David O'Reilly
    With their love of tradition and their formal dress code (no shorts even for children, and covered heads for women), the members of Mater Ecclesiae Church in Berlin Township can seem a tight-laced congregation of Roman Catholics. But on Sunday they were ringing bells, popping corks and slicing cake, and - mirabile visu! - some were even smoking cigars. Mirabile visu? Isn't that Latin? Graceful, dignified, formal and obscure, Latin is the language of choice at Mater Ecclesiae, one of the only Catholic churches in the nation where all the liturgies are conducted according to the centuries-old Tridentine rite. Its...
  • If only St. Athanasius had a pollster

    07/10/2007 7:19:59 AM PDT · by narses · 7 replies · 614+ views
    CWN News ^ | Diogenes
    The ubiquitous Father Tom Reese, formerly of America, naturally had some sound-bites prepared about the motu proprio. A few highlights: If the pope issues a Motu proprio allowing the use of the Tridentine mass without the local bishops permission, he is basically saying that he does not trust the pastoral judgment of the bishops. Hmmm. You said it, Tom. I didn't. But I'm guessing that you think the Pope should trust their pastoral judgment. This is because: They have been so successful in maintaining the strength of the faith (as evidenced by high Mass attendance, abundant religious vocations, stable marriages,...
  • A Mass by any other name...

    07/10/2007 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Balt · 10 replies · 589+ views
    Priestly Pugilist ^ | 7-10-07 | Priestly Pugilist
    With a motu proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum, made public on July 7, Pope Benedict XVI has provided for a much broader use of the Roman Missal of 1962, explaining that he hopes to encourage "interior reconciliation in the heart of the Church." Of course, this decision by the Holy Father has no practical effect on the Ruthenian Church; but, as a Roman Catholic serving in an Eastern Catholic eparchy, your Priestly Pugilist is understandably interested; and wishes to address some of the misrepresentations that have been made, both within and without the Latin Church, regarding this important event. First of...
  • The Popes Liturgical Liberalism (Richard John Neuhaus)

    07/10/2007 12:00:09 PM PDT · by maryz · 15 replies · 470+ views
    First Things ^ | July 9, 2007 | Richard John Neuhaus
    One of the more deft moves in Benedicts apostolic letter motu proprio, titled Summorum Pontificum, is in referring to the 1962 form of the Roman Rite as the Mass of Blessed John XXIII. It is not the Tridentine Mass or the Mass of Pius V but the Mass of John XXIII. It is the form of the Mass that was celebrated daily at the Second Vatican Council. Benedict notes that, over the many centuries of the Roman Rite, popes have from time to time made modest changes. Pius V did so in 1570, John XXIII did so in 1962, and...
  • Thomas Woods: Pope Benedict boosts Latin Mass toward comeback

    07/10/2007 6:51:31 AM PDT · by narses · 7 replies · 472+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Jul 10, 2007 3:00 AM | Thomas Woods
    WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Pope Benedict has just shaken up the Catholic world as no pope has since John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962. In his Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, the pontiff announced that any priest in the world may offer the traditional rite of Mass, the liturgy of the Catholic Church before the new Mass was introduced after Vatican II. What difference does that make? To outsiders, the Catholic Church today is as it was 50 years ago. The unbroken line of teaching on major moral issues of the day like abortion seems to confirm that...
  • Statement on the Motu Proprio SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM (International Federation Una Voce)

    07/09/2007 4:56:43 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 4 replies · 388+ views
    Statement on the Motu Proprio SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM(07.07.2007) With great joy and overwhelming feelings of thankfulness, the International Federation Una Voce welcomes the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificem of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For many months we have waited in prayerful patience and expectation. During this long period of waiting the President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the International Federation had numerous meetings in Rome with curial heads and officials and we were encouraged always to pray for our Holy Father; that the Motu Proprio would come, and it would be good for the whole Church. We were privileged to meet the...

    07/07/2007 3:03:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 404+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | 7/7/2007 | Benedict XVI
    My dear Brother Bishops, With great trust and hope, I am consigning to you as Pastors the text of a new Apostolic Letter "Motu Proprio data" on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970. The document is the fruit of much reflection, numerous consultations and prayer. News reports and judgments made without sufficient information have created no little confusion. There have been very divergent reactions ranging from joyful acceptance to harsh opposition, about a plan whose contents were in reality unknown. This document was most directly opposed on account of two fears, which I would...

    07/07/2007 3:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 616+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | 7/7/2007 | BENEDICTUS XVI
    LITTERAE APOSTOLICAEMOTU PROPRIO DATAEBENEDICTUS XVI Summorum Pontificum cura ad hoc tempus usque semper fuit, ut Christi Ecclesia Divinae Maiestati cultum dignum offerret, ad laudem et gloriam nominis Sui et ad utilitatem totius Ecclesiae Suae sanctae. Ab immemorabili tempore sicut etiam in futurum, principium servandum est iuxta quod unaquaeque Ecclesia particularis concordare debet cum universali Ecclesia non solum quoad fidei doctrinam et signa sacramentalia, sed etiam quoad usus universaliter acceptos ab apostolica et continua traditione, qui servandi sunt non solum ut errores vitentur, verum etiam ad fidei integritatem tradendam, quia Ecclesiae lex orandi eius legi credendi respondet1.Inter Pontfices qui talem debitam...
  • Summorum Pontificum: my intro comments and the text (Fr. John Zuhlsdorf)

    07/07/2007 3:12:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 968+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 7 July 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Summorum Pontificum: my intro comments and the text CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 5:00 am Thanks to be to Pope Benedict, who has given back to the Church and the world a great gift. As one friend put it, the world has been made just a little bit safer to live in. This document is about opening hearts and healing. In his explanatory letter Pope Benedict even quotes 2 Cor 6:13: Widen your hearts! Read Summorum Pontificum with a wide heart, and no one need fear that rights will be trampled or due authority undermined. The Motu Proprio...
  • Pope allows wider use of Latin mass

    07/07/2007 11:18:03 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 35 replies · 612+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 7/7/2007 | Martine Nouaille
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI gave the go-ahead Saturday for greater use of the old Latin mass, signalling a bid to heal a decades-old split in the Roman Catholic Church. But the move, which also applies to other religious rituals, is controversial and leading figures have already expressed misgivings. A papal decree said priests should now meet requests by the faithful to hold mass in the traditional Church language, which had widely been dropped after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. "In parishes where there is a stable group of faithful who adhere to the earlier liturgical...
  • Pope Issues Document Allowing Wider Use of Latin Mass

    07/07/2007 8:49:09 AM PDT · by kellynla · 86 replies · 1,667+ views
    new york times ^ | July 7, 2007 | staff
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI removed restrictions on celebrating the old form of the Latin Mass on Saturday in a concession to traditional Catholics, but he stressed that he was in no way rolling back the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Benedict issued a document authorizing parish priests to celebrate the Tridentine Mass if a ''stable group of faithful'' request it. Currently, the local bishop must approve such requests -- an obstacle that fans of the rite say has greatly limited its availability. ''What earlier generations held as sacred remains sacred and great for us too, and...
  • Pope explains revived Mass

    07/06/2007 4:29:38 AM PDT · by 26lemoncharlie · 43 replies · 932+ views
    Jewish World ^ | July 1, 2007 | LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG,
    The text of a "Motu Proprio" (papal decision) regarding the revival of a controversial Latin mass will be made public this week, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Vatican officials stressed that the current text, which formerly called Jews "perfidious," contains no derogatory reference to Jews. The text is based on the Tridentine Mass promulgated by the Council of Trent in the 16th century. Originally this mass contained a Good Friday prayer for the conversion of "the perfidious Jews." But in the 1960s, after his historic meeting with the historian and Holocaust survivor Jules Isaac, Pope John XXIII ordered this terminology...
  • Il Giornale: all sacraments, not just Mass (Motu Proprio)

    06/29/2007 4:02:33 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 38 replies · 928+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say? ^ | 29 June 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Il Giornale: all sacraments, not just MassCATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 4:35 pm The solid Andrea Tornielli has a meaty piece in Il Giornale about the Motu Proprio. Highlights: 1) The MP will be released probably on 7 July. 2) There will probably be no press conference to present the document. 3) The Pope offers a letter with the document to explain his decison. 4) The older rite was not abolished. 5) It had been decided by a group of cardinals in 1982 that there should be more use of the 1962 Missale. 6) The prayer about the...

    06/27/2007 10:50:27 AM PDT · by GCC Catholic · 143 replies · 2,027+ views
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 6/27/2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    On Wednesday afternoon the Secretary of State, Tarcisio Card. Bertone gave the Motu Proprio to 30 bishops from around the world on Wednesday afternoon in the Apostolic Palace. The bishops were explicitly chosen and invited for this. (I am guessing that they were heads of Bishops Conferences.) Pope Benedict XVI later came to the meeting. The document is three pages long, though what the format is in not revealed. It is clear from the way this was done that the Holy Father wanted to make sure that bishops got this document in this way, rather than having to read about...
  • Pope Puts His Weight Behind the Revival of Mass in Latin

    06/18/2007 8:00:22 AM PDT · by kellynla · 125 replies · 1,430+ views ^ | June 18, 2007 | Paul Bompard
    The Pope has signed a document that re-opens the way to the optional use of the old Latin Mass, replaced by liturgy in the local language in the late 1960s, it was reported yesterday. The document is expected to be published within the next few weeks. Known as a motu proprio, signifying that it is the Popes personal initiative, it reflects Benedict XVIs thinking on the subject since long before he was elected pontiff. While, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, he was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he repeatedly expressed sympathy for those Catholics who felt...
  • Motu Proprio development: Where is it?

    06/07/2007 9:11:04 AM PDT · by GCC Catholic · 17 replies · 601+ views
    What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 6/7/2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I just received a "solid" on the status of Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio to derestrict the older form of Mass. A source in the Secretariate of State says the MP is still in the office of Latin Letters. If we are at this stage, then it is signed and it will be promulgated.Keep in mind that translation issues have plagued this papacy and the last.  The letter to Chinese Catholics is also in the works.  The Post-Synodal Exhortation was long delayed by the translation problem.  Benedict XVI even referred to the problem with producing a translation. The Motu Proprio will...
  • Hold Your Breath for the Next Media Frenzy: The Latin Mass Document is Coming

    04/20/2007 12:09:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies · 834+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 4/20/07 | John L. Allen
    To the growing list of indications that something is imminent with regard to the long-awaited document from Pope Benedict XVI authorizing wider use of the pre-Vatican II Mass, I can add one item this week. An April 3 letter from Cardinal Walter Kasper, who among other things heads the Vatican's Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Jews, responds to concerns from the International Council of Christians and Jews about the pre-Vatican II Mass, in light of controversial passages it contains regarding Judaism. The last sentence of Kasper's letter, the text of which I have, is the key line: "While I...

    03/17/2007 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 24 replies · 870+ views
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 For the Record - Tosatti: "Ratzinger's Motu Proprio is ready, despite the contrary opinion of the French Church" Published today in La Stampa. RATZINGER'S "MOTU PROPRIO" IS READY, DESPITE THE CONTRARY OPINION OF THE FRENCH CHURCH It is the go-ahead of the Pope; the Latin Mass returns A hard blow to the opposition to the Lefebvrians [arrives] with Easter MARCO TOSATTI CITT DEL VATICANO - Benedict XVI "frees" the Tridentine Mass, the so-called "Latin" Mass loved --though not exclusively - by the followers of monsignor Lefebvre and, for this [reason], opposed by the "Progressives" of the...
  • Official statement of French bishops concerning the Tridentine Mass

    10/30/2006 9:07:47 PM PST · by Petrosius · 33 replies · 625+ views
    Diocese of Metz ^ | October 31, 2006
    Translation of the official statement: Official statement of the bishops of the ecclesiastical Province of Besancon and the bishops of the dioceses of Strasbourg and Metz Joined together, October 25, 2006 at Lons-le-Saunier, within the framework of the Regional Authority of Bishops and Priests, the bishops of the ecclesiastical Province of Besancon and the bishops of the dioceses of Strasbourg and Metz decided to send to the Holy See their concerns caused by the creation of the Institute of the Good Pastor, in the Archdiocese of Bordeaux, and the possibility of the publication of Motu proprio of the Pope Benedict...