Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

USCCB meets. They talk about the “nones”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times have I written it here? Nothing we undertake as a Church, this plan or that project or this resolution to form a committee or action item, will succeed unless it flows from and returns to our sacred … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form

From priest… QUAERITUR: Recently my bishop refused to let me celebrate a Solemn High Mass at the high altar of the Church, insisting altar that is used in the Ordinary Form should be used. So I celebrated the Solemn High … Continue reading

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CH: Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From the Catholic Herald. My emphases and comments: Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says A new survey suggests Catholics who attend the Old Rite are more faithful to Church teaching Catholics in the US who attend the … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Breviarium Romanum

As you know, Summorum Pontificum affirms that priests and those obliged to say the Office, can use the traditional, pre-Conciliar Breviarium Romanum.  A while back I answered a query about use of the Breviarium Romanum published by the SSPX.  HERE  I came down on … Continue reading

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What’s up with the SSPX?

People are asking me about the meaning of a Swiss Bishop, 76 and retiring, who will live with the SSPX at one of their schools.  Rorate has a pretty good round up from different stories. Basically, the Bishop of Chur, … Continue reading

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More thoughts about upcoming Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” document or suppression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present.  It’s brief would, … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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. … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 friends. I … Continue reading

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