Tag Archives: Extraordinary Form

CWR: Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form

At Catholic World Report there is a piece which deserves some attention. Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form Four post-Vatican II priests discuss how they came to know and love celebrating Mass in the … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example. You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page: SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can deacons request ordination in Extraordinary Form?

From a reader (seminarian?)… QUAERITUR: Would it be conceivable for one or more transitional deacons to request that their ordination to the priesthood be conferred with the Sacrament of Holy Orders according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite? Perhaps by … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sermon for Archbishop Sample’s 1st Pontifical Mass – MUST SEE

“When Summorum Pontificum came out, and the Holy Father said this is one of the forms of the Latin Rite, the Extraordinary Form, I said ‘I’m a bishop of the Church, I must know this rite!’  And I encourage my … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s first reaction to Bp. Olson banning Extraordinary Form at Fort Worth’s Fisher More College

My mail box has filled up this morning with reports that the Bishop of Fort Worth, Most Rev. Michael Olson, who was recently consecrated and installed in his see in November 2013 at a mere 47 years of age, has “banned” … Continue reading

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What does the TLM mean to you?

From a reader: Reason #19878 for Summorum Pontificum.

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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“Novus Ordo Priest” learns the TLM. Holiness ensues.

I have been urging you not to let up.  Liberals think they have the big mo.  HA! Do not give out. Do not give up.  Do not give in.  Press forward.  Be encouraging to your priests.  Be supportive.  Give and … 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 … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass ’45 style!

A reader sent me a note with a link to a movie (the whole thing on YouTube) called Christmas Holiday 1944. From about minute 18 you will find a Solemn Mass. Very nice. New Evangelization! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UFSZay18go&feature=player_embedded

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GUEST POST: TLM 1st experience: Extraordinary Form is easier than the Novus Ordo

From a reader: I just read the post in which you shared a reader’s observation about the pastoral nature of the TLM. I experienced something similar. I went to my first TLM on Nov. 2 for All Souls. A few … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – “The highly pastoral nature of the Extraordinary Form.”

From a reader: Over the past 10 years have assisted at a few dozen EF masses. I usually go alone and sometimes with my very Catholic friends, but this weekend I took a group of high school students and their … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, NYC

I received this from a reader: First of all, thank you for your blog. It has been tremendously instructive and encouraging for myself and many of my friends. I attended my first Traditional Latin Mass just over a year ago … Continue reading

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A 1st TLM experience: “I had the sense that that Host was REALLY consecrated.”

Some will find this provocative.  I find it to be true. I had to make a call to a local parish office today, and while chatting with the secretary, found out that she attended her first Extraordinary Form Mass on … Continue reading

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