Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

ASK FATHER: Could a diocesan priest choose to say only the TLM?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could a diocesan priest decide that he will only celebrate the TLM? Is he allowed to do so? What could a bishop do if he disagrees with the priest?
First, a diocesan priest could decide to say only the TLM.  … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Virginia

I am hearing about this sort of thing all over the place.
The first Traditional Latin Mass by this priest at this parish drew
120 people!
This text is from the bulletin of St. Francis Church in Purceville, VA:
About 120 came to celebrate … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Newly canonized saints and the Traditional Roman Rite. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In the 1962 Rubrics, Votive Mass of any Saint with an entry in the Roman Martyrology. Does this include the current Martyrology?
Yes, no?
No and yes.
No, in the sense that Summorum Pontificum authorized the use of the books in force in … Continue reading

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2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

Put this in your calendars.
Candlemas is coming up on 2 February.
His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino will be the celebrant for this Pontifical Mass at the Throne.
The rites include the blessing of candles.
The music will be provided by a … Continue reading

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“The solution is staring the bishops in the face”

The pastor of the parish where I came into the Church was downright disgusted with the Archdiocese’s approach to vocations and the priest shortage crisis that would follow. He used to compare the geniuses of the vocations office et al. … Continue reading

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FINAL DAY for 2017 tax-deductible charitable donations – help a GREAT cause!

Sometimes people want to make donations, but they are not sure about how.  Is the organization doing something good?  The end of the year is upon us.  This is it for 2017 donations.
Here’s a pitch for the Tridentine Mass Society … Continue reading

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Nuncio in Switzerland, “The Old Latin Mass is the future of the Church”

From Gloria.TV:
“The Old Latin Mass is the future of the Church”, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson (67), the nuncio to Switzerland and former nuncio to the Ukraine, said in September during a meeting with old rite priests in Sankt Pelagiberg, Switzerland.
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Meanwhile, TLM groups are growing in number and numbers…

These stats are making the rounds, and I mentioned them recently.  However, they popped up again at Spirit Daily.
From Scientific American:
Since 1990, the fraction of Americans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled, from about 8 percent to 22 percent. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Anticipated” Traditional Latin Mass on Saturday evening with Sunday’s texts

From a reader…
Is it licit to celebrate Traditional Latin Masses in an anticipatory manner (i.e., an evening Mass but using the following day’s propers)?
I’m asking because a recent Rorate article implies the contrary yet I know priests who commonly say Sunday TLMs … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I approach my Bishop about getting a Traditional Latin Mass? 

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
How can I approach my Bishop about getting us a Traditional Latin Mass because I keep running from one parish to another looking for Holy Mass?
It has been some 10 years now since Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s “Emancipation Proclamation”.  In that … Continue reading

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Do you have your 2018 Ordo?

It’s that time of year again.
Time to get your 2018 ORDO.
The new liturgical year begins with Advent on 3 December.canons
“Ordo” is a short way of referring to the booklet called Ordo divini officii recitandi sacrique peragendi” or else “Ordo Missae CElebrandae … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum in KOREAN

This came in with the huge email bag this morning.
I’m a Canadian living in Korea and I go to the once-a-month TLM every chance I get. I was hoping you could post a link to the Korean translation of Summorum … Continue reading

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CHICAGO 18 Nov: 1st Traditional Latin Mass at great North Side church in almost 60 years

The north side of Chicago has massive and venerable Polish churches.  Some have languished and were in danger of closure, such as St. John Cantius and St. Mary of the Angels.
What revived them?  Traditional Catholic liturgy and teaching.
I had a … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum.
Why?
Via CARA on Twitter:

US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians have become more … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants… about and to diocesan priests

A while back, I posted a comment on the post of a young man who had, quite properly, praised the work of those orders, fraternities and institutes set up under the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  He left out diocesan priests.
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ASK FATHER: How early can seminarians start learning to say Traditional Latin Mass

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I recently read your post encouraging priests to learn the TLM. It made me think, how early should a seminarian begin to learn it? Would it be jumping the gun for someone in 1st Theology to begin watching … Continue reading

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How a priest was changed by learning the Traditional Latin Mass

My friend Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, whom I just saw in Rome during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, with some of the wonderful Sisters in Santa Rosa, has this at his place.  HERE
He talks about learning the Traditional Form of Holy Mass, the Usus … Continue reading

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Coverage of Summorum Pontificum conference for 10th anniversary

The conference for the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum has received some coverage.
For example, there is a highly tendentious and partial piece from AP, predictably from Nichole Winfield.
This is ludicrous and incomplete.

 
 
First, I am pretty sure she’s wrong about Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Thank you, Pope Benedict

Your Holiness, thank you for Summorum Pontificum.
Since the late 80’s I had the pleasure of speaking with you about these matters, and I think I know your mind on them and motives.
You gave us a great and timely gift.
Today, on this 10th … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Summorum Pontificum 10 Years ONWARD!

I’m in the hall at the Angelicum for the day conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.
As we start… in one view Martin Mosebach, Cardinals Burke and Müller.

The place is packed.

So we start.

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