Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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The Tablet of @BrooklynDiocese on Benedict XVI’s legacy: a glaring omission

At the website of the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn there is an editorial dated 2 March about the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.  HERE While the editorial is positive and has some good points there is a … Continue reading

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Juventutem has a new President

I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.   HERE In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan … Continue reading

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Super Good News!

I just had some super news – truly – about a great development for the New Evangelization. I can’t say what it is yet because the right people have to make this public.  Still it is exciting enough that I … Continue reading

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Juventutem Hungary … Introibo Foundation

Apart from the fact that they use a “J”, I am all for the Juventutem movement for young people who want the Traditional Roman Rite. I received this from the head of the Hungarian tribe of the same: Dear Father … Continue reading

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Fr. Finelli’s podcasts about the Extraordinary Form

I direct the readership’s attention to the page of our friend and frequent commentator here Fr. Jay Finelli, iPadre. Fr. Finelli has a series podcasts about his experience of learning and saying Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Gosh… he’s up … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick. TLM by TLM.

There is a bit of head scratching going on in traditional circles about whether attendance at TLMs has either hit a plateau or, like Sisyphus’ rock, is rolling backwards. Here is post from the charming and erudite Prof. Joseph Shaw of England’s … Continue reading

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Football Player: “Maybe the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of was a Latin Mass in London.”

Since I am a displaced Minnesotan, a reader thought that this bit of news might be of interest. NCReg has an interview a player on Minnesota Vikings, Kevin McDermott, both a mackeral-snapper and a long-snapper. Here is the bit that caught … Continue reading

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New light show to save the environment!

Our worship environment has been polluted for decades.  It has to stop.  Benedict XVI offered moving inspiration for us all through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  We have to save the environment from the predations of bad liturgists who have so … Continue reading

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UPDATE – PHOTOS – MADISON: 8 Dec – Solemn Mass in the presence of Bp. Morlino for Immaculate Conception

Last night, 8 Dec, the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison (we have a vestment project – PLEASE HELP!) sponsored a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Presence of the Diocesan Bishop, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of the Advent Preface in the TLM, Extraordinary Form

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Father, Happy Advent! Today, our priest didn’t use the Preface for Advent which my hand missal says was promulgated (along with one for the Holy Eucharist, All Saints, and the Dedication of a Church) in … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass in Extraordinary Form at a major American seminary

I received word via email… the Traditional Latin Mass has “returned” to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. This is an exceptionally good development.  They should should have it every week, at least. Here are a few snaps from their … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Order your Ordo for 2016 – Fraternity of St. Peter

Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Every sacristy… even if the older form of Mass isn’t celebrated at the church. A while back I posted about the … Continue reading

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2 Nov – MADISON, WI: Pontifical Requiem Mass

On All Souls, 2 November, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison, will pontificate at a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne.  I suspect it may be the only Requiem at the Throne… anywhere. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it okay now to go to SSPX chapels?

From a reader: I believe that you advise against attending SSPX Chapels even when that is your only EF option. But, has anything changed since the Pope offered permission to SSPX to forgive abortion in the Confessional and that Italian … Continue reading

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