Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

ASK FATHER: Resources about Traditional Mass for newbies

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Can you provide or refer me to a resource that explains the beauty of the Traditional Mass for those who have never experienced it – in a simple and easy-to-understand way? A soft-of Traditional Mass for beginners?
I have … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place.
You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Talking in church. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Hello, Father! As a high school religion teacher, our department has been discussing the impact talking in church has made on our young people. On an average Sunday morning, most people mill about the church building, talking to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ remarks about Extraordinary Form and people who want it

Pope Francis allegedly made some negative comments about the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and those who desire it.
My comments, below.
From Creative Minority Report:
Pope Francis has made what can only be called disparaging comments about the Traditional Latin Mass … Continue reading

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Harvesting Conciliar “fruits”: half of adults polled think Harry Potter and Hunger Games could be Biblical

It often seems that, these days, the odds are never in our favor.
I take time out from my furious conference preparation (on art coming up in Detroit) to present something that only confirms the great fruits of Vatican II and the magnificent … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Buy TLM learning materials for a “baby priest”

Do you remember that some time ago I asked you to pitch in and buy some resources for a “baby priest” who wanted to learn the Extraordinary Form? HERE
You really stepped up. You put into his hands what he needed, … Continue reading

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Yucking it up in church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Most of our churches are consecrated.  They are holy places.  Their walls are anointed with chrism.  They have been given a name.  They are sacred places.   Within their walls we participate in the most sacred act we little humans … Continue reading

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The New Evanglization moves forward: A priest’s 1st TLM!

At the blog Voice in the Wilderness, Fr. Shawn P. Tunink describes his experience of saying Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite for the first time.
Every Latin Church priest ought to be able to celebrate Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest set a general parish policy of no Communion in the hand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR:
I’m in a Novus Ordo Parish . Our assistant pastor recently announced that he would only give communion on the tongue and his extraordinary minister was instructed to do the same.
A woman insisted on the hand and … Continue reading

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Sad. Was this inevitable?

The fruits of Vatican II continue to enrich our lives.
From Clerical Whispers:
Oldest Benedictine convent in United States to close
The members of the oldest Benedictine convent in the United States have decided to close their convent, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. St. Joseph Monastery in … Continue reading

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