Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

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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ASK FATHER: Are deacons permitted to distribute Communion in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass (EF), are Deacons (either transitional or permanent) allowed to distribute Holy Communion? Or is this a faculty reserved to only the Priest and Bishop? On the Correct Handling … Continue reading

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Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis – or could we coin a new phrase? The “periphery of Pope Francis”? – I have been saying that his aim is to weaken the Roman Curia. HERE and HERE and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM cancelled, pastor and bishop won’t respond. What to do?

I have received sundry questions about situations in which Traditional Latin Masses (Extraordinary Form), have been suddenly cancelled, without reasons, without dialogue, without recourse… no doubt in the name of the Mercy Pope Francis speaks of. As you know, the law laid … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum and You

At NLM there is a good entry by Peter Kwasniewski about implementing Summorum Pontificum where you are. He makes some practical points which I endorse… as one would expect since I also have made them. WARNING: Peter links to a dangerous video that … Continue reading

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Uniting Communities in Shakopee, MN

Some time I wrote about a parish in my native Minnesota, St. Mark’s Church in Shakopee, which has implemented Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form with preaching also in Spanish.  HERE Fr. Erik Lundgren, the pastor, sent a few photos. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Getting TLM things for a priest

From a priest… I am a priest in good standing in the Archdiocese of ___. I have been trained in the offering of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, but unfortunately I do not have the means to get all the items … Continue reading

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Wyoming Catholic College – Missae Solemnes!

There was a fine event at one of my favorite places in these USA, Wyoming Catholic College, located in the burgeoning metropolis of Lander, WY. As you may recall, WCC is the only school around where students can’t have a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Novus Ordo formula for Communion during TLM?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was told by a reverent, well-formed priest who celebrates the old Mass well and often that the formula for distribution for communion is not specified in the missal.  [Ooops!] He showed me that in the … Continue reading

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D. Fort Worth: New Extraordinary Form parish erected!

This is from a reader… Fr Z, thanks for all you do. You are one of the top 3 reads every day for me. Bishop Olson recently erected a personal parish for those who ‘remain attached to the celebration’ of the EF. … Continue reading

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D. Madison: Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

From yesterday’s Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for the Feast of the Assumption at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.  His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka the Extraordinary Ordinary) was the celebrant.  Most the seminarians of the diocese … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of Novus Ordo Collect in the TLM

From a priest: This Sunday is the patronal feast of our parish, Sts Joachim and Ann. We have an extraordinary form Mass every Sunday. Do you know if there is a collect for the extraordinary form that mentions both Joachim … Continue reading

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