Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican! About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops.

If you are a priest who has been hassled by your bishop about saying the traditional Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, pay attention.  Help has arrived. Recently a priest of my acquaintance sent two questions to my old haunts the … Continue reading

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A word for the wise (bishop) from Summorum Pontificum

Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio, applies to the entire Latin Church.  Bishops can’t override it. Some articles of SP get more attention than others.  Here is one which might not be immediately present in your mind: Art. 7. Ubi aliquis coetus … Continue reading

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TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

UPDATE: COMMENTS CLOSED. ___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___ I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. In this letter, a follow … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass Green Eye Candy

As Prez of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, I want to leave it all on the field.  We are doing our best to SAVE THE WORLD, one Mass at a time.  We want Holy Mass to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can priests say the “Tridentine Mass” alone, without a server?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I know that Canon Law currently permits, although discourages, a priest to say a Mass alone (i.e. without server or faithful). I’ve heard that previously, it was forbidden under penalty of mortal sin to say Mass … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Australia

From an Aussie reader comes proof that it can be done. G’day Fr, Thanks for all you do! I just wanted to drop you a note of recent happenings out here in regional Victoria, Australia! Long story short: I, along … Continue reading

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And there was a great battle in heaven…

These days I get a lot of email asking me to explain what is going on in the Church today.  The question is often accompanied by heart-felt, often heart-rending words of personal pain. What is going on the Church is … Continue reading

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Innovations which Vatican II did NOT call for, but which we got anyway.

I saw this on Facebook: Today a priest friend told me that Summorum Pontificum was the obituary of the Spirit of Vatican II. More and more we will see how important Summorum Pontificum is.  It will have an ever greater impact.

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Does Pope Francis think that young people who want Traditional Latin Mass are rigid, defensive, insecure?

I’ve been on the road for a couple days, so I’m just now getting to this. From LifeSite [with my emphases and comments]: Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’ […] Nooooo. On second thought, I’m not going … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 14 NOV – SOLEMN TLM at St. Patrick’s in NYC!

For all of you within striking distance of NYC, this is IMPORTANT. Change whatever you have on your schedule in order to attend.  Bring family.  Bring friends.  Bring strangers.  Clone people and bring them too. From my correspondent: For the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis sweeps the membership of the Congregation for Divine Worship

People are beating me black and blue in email asking what I think about the major changes made by Pope Francis to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  As earthquakes rock Italy, earthquake Francis rocked the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: The Battle For The Mass

This week’s Collect is an ancient prayer, found in the 9th century Liber sacramentorum Augustodunensis (Augustodunum is the ancient Roman name for Autun, France) on the 25th Sunday after the Octave of Pentecost.  It was also in what is coming … Continue reading

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30 November – MADISON – Confirmation in the Traditional Rite

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, has graciously consented to confer the sacrament of Confirmation according to the traditional form of the Roman Rite on the evening of Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at St. Mary’s Church in … Continue reading

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This saint, after 1969, never said Mass using the Novus Ordo

Summorum Pontificum was a tremendous gift to the whole Church.  It was certainly one of the most – if not the most – important achievements of Benedict XVI, part of what I cal his Marshall Plan.  It is a great … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: last Pope of old era or first of the next?

I’m reading the Italian edition of Pope Benedict’s book-long interview with German journalist Peter Seewald.  I’m jumping around a bit and I ran across an interesting section.  Here is my on the fly translation from the Italian (not from the … Continue reading

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