Category Archives: Universae Ecclesiae

At long last! Inspectis dierum nostrorum!

At the blog of The Chairman of the LMS there is great news.
For a while I lamented that the Congregation for Catholic Education’s 1990 Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests was … Continue reading

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BE THE MAQUIS: Object lessons in how to obtain the TLM where you are.

Last night (here in Rome) I had an interesting supper with a Roman friend and a couple from the USA who are here on a visit.
They recounted the uphill battle they have had to obtain cooperation of their parish priest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to obtain more celebrations of the TLM in the diocese? Holy “lío”!

From a reader:
As you know on 30 April 2011 the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei issued the instruction Universae Ecclesiae of 30 April 2011, to clarify some aspects of Summorum Pontificum.
The two sections of this document that are of interest to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to correct a priest who is getting the rubrics wrong?

From a reader:
A priest has started saying the Extraordinary Form Mass at a local church. The congregation is very thankful, and we make sure to let him know. [Excellent!]
Unfortunately, even though he is enthusiastic about the Extraordinary Form, he doesn’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Vernacular only readings in traditional Low Mass?

From a reader:
We have a priest that insists on reading the epistle & gospel in the vernacular for each Low Mass only. No one cares for it and it doesn’t even sound right. It impacts the integrity and fluidity … Continue reading

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Thank you, Pope Francis!

In two weeks Pope Francis has done more to promote Summorum Pontificum than Pope Benedict did since the day he promulgated it.
After the decision by Pope Francis to wash the feet of two women on Holy Thursday, conservative Catholic priests … Continue reading

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Is training in the Extraordinary Form forbidden at St. Mary’s College in Oscott, England?

I have been sitting on this for months, but…
As a preamble, let me repeat something.
The Supreme Pontiff’s 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum established juridically that the Roman Rite has two forms, not one.   Thus, if a man has not been trained … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Novus Ordo formula of Communion distribution during TLM

From a reader:
Dear Father, one of our in-residence priests assisted with the
distribution of Holy Communion at the TLM this week. He was very rushed and used the Ordinary Form words and manner — “Body of Christ”, in English, and didn’t cross … Continue reading

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Reminder about Summorum Pontificum 5, Universae Ecclesiae 15 and the “stable group”

For some reason I have had several emails recently – from far-flung places – which all have to do with a common problem that some people are encountering in making petitions for celebrations of Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
They are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A stable group petitioned the Extraordinary Form, but the “parish council” says NO!

From a young reader:
I am a sixteen year old boy, who has requested a TLM mass at my parish a number of times unofficially. After getting several unsatisfactory results, I decided to send a short concise petition to the bishop, … Continue reading

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