Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

A Rorate Mass for UW students

As we come to the close of the year, you are surely thinking about your end of year charitable giving.
Please remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison,  a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donations are tax-deductible.  Click the link for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Recourse to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Recently, our stable group of roughly 50 people took the extraordinary step of asking our bishop for a regular celebration of the EF, having already spoken to the pastor of the parish. He responded in the negative. How do we go … Continue reading

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The effect of the Extraordinary Form on vocations to the priesthood

From a reader…
In recent weeks I recall reading here and elsewhere some encouraging speculation and projections about the numbers of vocations produced by traditional vs. non-traditional types of communities. I’ve discovered that my parish seems to support those projections. We … Continue reading

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UPDATED BRICK BY BRICK in Florida! New Sunday TLM established.

UPDATE 17 Nov 2018:
From a reader… more movement in Florida.  I think this was cut and pasted to me, but… oh well.
Father Z – thought you’d like to see Florida is headed in the right direction. From Fr. Jeremiah Payne … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could Latin be suppressed? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In a post yesterday, I wrote about the possibility that, before too long, the TLM might wind up being the “last Mass standing”. Why? Demographics are burning quickly and the present day hierarchy has only thrown more accelerant on the … Continue reading

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A reader’s first impressions on attending the Extraordinary Form

There’s a first time for everything. First times rarely encompass all that can be encompassed. But, they are a beginning. After that, brick by brick.
From a reader…
Father, I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, and thought you might … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A reaction to a first Traditional Latin Mass

This is pretty interesting. Here is a thoughtful young man with his observations about participating at a Traditional Latin Mass for the first time.

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ASK FATHER: Pastor won’t allow TLM wedding in “his church”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
We were in a situation where
(a) my fiancee and I had already booked a time slot in a Church for the Rite of Marriage and Nuptial Mass
(b) After this, we requested from the parish priest to have Rite … Continue reading

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OCTOBER – ROME – Annual #SumPont2018 Pilgrimage

At the end of October, 26-28 October to be precise, is the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome.  People from all over travel to Rome to participate in traditional liturgy, processions and talks… and to make contacts and greet old … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Dominican Tertiary priest use the Dominican Rite?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
On Sunday, even after concelebrating a conventual Mass with the Dominican Friars, I was drawn to assist at an E.F. Mass at a local FSSP parish, and I’m glad I did.
Which brings me to my question: Does S.P. allow for … Continue reading

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14 Sept: 11th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – Thank you, Benedict XVI!

Spars are carried away and sails shred.  Lines lash in the winds and crack like whips in the tempest. It’s nevertheless all hands on deck as the Barque of Peter takes on water and flies before the storm.
As The Present … Continue reading

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“Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first time during…”

The good news.  Pontifical Masses are springing up everywhere.  For example, I read about another in El Paso for Assumption.
Now I see this great story, in French, about an event in Poland.
Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first … Continue reading

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NRO: The Latin Mass Endures.

From the National Review Online:
Despite Misunderstanding, the Latin Mass Endures
By LIAM WARNER
The same riches that profited Saint Teresa of Ávila and Saint Francis de Sales are available to Catholics today.
Not a small group of people will read the title of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using the traditional Breviarium Romanum: whole or just some?

From a seminarian:
I am a seminarian for ___ and have recently begun reciting the Divine Office using the traditional breviary. Some other seminarians and I are now wondering if a priest is still only bound to recite 5 of the … Continue reading

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Are we still trustworthy?

And now a short excursion into common sense.
“I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or … Continue reading

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