Tag Archives: Extraordinary Form

Some thoughts on Holy Innocents, Manhattan

Let me tell you a little about Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan.
I have written about the place many times but usually from the point of view of their upcoming Masses and events.  It has also been my honor to be … Continue reading

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REQUEST: Buy some Extraordinary Form learning materials for a “baby priest”

I was contacted by a priest:
Dear Fr. Z:  I am a baby priest (ordained 18 months ago) who would like to learn how to say the EF. I don’t have anybody to mentor me, so I need teach myself.  I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: An Eastern Subdeacon for a Roman Solemn Mass? A Clerical Bedtime Story.

From a reader:
I have a friend who is a Eastern Catholic subdeacon, officially installed in his own rite. [installed?] Would it be possible for him to serve a subdeacon during a Latin Extraordinary Form Solemn high Mass? And if so, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What would happen were the Pope to celebrate publicly the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader:
What do you think would the effect be of a public Papal Mass in the Extraordinary Form, if were ever to happen?
The quick answer is that it would send a strong message that a) it is important to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: My teen wants to attend the Extraordinary Form. How to ask the parish priest?

From a reader:
My teen daughter loves Gregorian chant and has been asking me to take her to an Extraordinary Form Mass. We found out today that an associate pastor at a nearby parish has celebrated Extraordinary Form Masses in the … Continue reading

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MAQUIS!

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GUEST POST: First Extraordinary Form “Missa Cantata” or “Take the RED pill!”

I say, “Invite your friends to take the RED pill!“
From a happy reader:
I attended my first EF High Mass yesterday in the Diocese of Trenton.
I was left in a state of awe, really. And all I can think about today … Continue reading

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A teen talks about the Traditional Latin Mass – VIDEO

She is dead on about where the focus of the TLM is.  She also gets that true liturgical worship is hard.  Indirectly, she touches on the point I am constantly making about how Mass must bring about an encounter with … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “Why I’m Not a Traditionalist (But We’re Going to Latin Mass Anyways…)”

From the blog The Back of the World, comes a blog post worthy of everyone’s attention.  I’ll add this fellow to my blog role.
Here it is with my patented Fr. Z treatment (you know… emphases and comments):
Hi, my name is Ryan. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious.
Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus Antiquior … Continue reading

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