Category Archives: Universae Ecclesiae

QUAERITUR: Can the new Lectionary be used with the Extraordinary Form?

From a seminarian (edited):
Fr. Z, thanks for all you do. [My pleasure.] I have learned much from reading your blog over the last few years, and I continue to come here as a seminarian for trusted commentary on different issues.  I have … Continue reading

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“the time has come for us to be courageous in working for a true reform of the reform and also a return to the true liturgy of the Church”

A friend and I have been talking about the provisions of Summorum Pontificum and the need to press press press them forward again.  We need to keep pressing and working.
On that note, I was delighted to read at NLM that … Continue reading

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REVIEW: FSSP TLM ORDO

The nice people at the Fraternity of St. Peter’s offices sent me a copy of their Ordo.
I looked at the Angelus Press Ordo recently and posted about it.
My initial observations about the FSSP Ordo are a) the FSSP is in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What is a “stable group”? How big? How small?

From a reader:
Saw your most recent quaeriter ["quaeritur" is a verb, btw.] and noted the use of “stable group.” We are struggling with our diocese over the definition of that term, as they ["they"? Diocesan officials?] want to say a stable group … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Resources for seminarians to learn TLM on their own. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

During an ordination, someone must stand up in front of the ordaining bishop and attest that seminarians are properly formed and educated and suitable for ordination.
However, seminarians of the Latin Church are not being trained in the whole of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to get Gregorian chant and a TLM in the parish.

From a reader:
The New Missal has started in my parish and the music is atrocious. I had to go to the local public high school play to hear Gregorian Chant! No regard for GIRM #41. My Bishop refuses to allow the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Trenton, NJ – EF joy!

For your “Brick by Brick” file, comes this from Trenton, NJ. Several people wrote to me about about this.
There is a newly-established Latin Mass at St. Anthony’s in Trenton at 12:15 pm every Sunday. St. Anthony’s is located in … Continue reading

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NEW WDTPRS COFFEE MUG: Universae Ecclesiae edition

It has been a while since I have offered a different WDTPRS mug for your consumption of Mystic Monk Coffee or Tea. Behold, the newest: the Universae Ecclesiae 8 mug.
As you know Universae Ecclesiae was the Instruction from the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary Communion Minister at a TLM if the priest is infirm?

From a reader:
May a duly commissioned Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion distribute the host at Mass in the Extraordinary Form when the celebrating priest is physically impeded from doing so?
It would seem that paragraph 28 of Universae Ecclesiae precludes the … Continue reading

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It seems diocesan bishops can ordain using the older rite of ordination after all!

Here is something that merits attention.  As you might recall, the clarificatory document about Summorum Pontificum from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” entitled Universae Ecclesiae indicated that the Pontificale Romanum was to be used for ordinations only by those groups … Continue reading

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