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The Older Courtesies and the Gravitational Pull

A deeper sense of decorum is needed in our worship.
The older form of Holy Mass of the Roman Rite, the Usus Antiquior, must return – and will return – in strength.  Recovery of the older form will exert a “gravitational … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on “mutual enrichment”. Fr. Z rants.

When Benedict XVI promulgated his “emancipation proclamation” for the older form of the Roman Rite, his Motu Proprio  Summorum Pontificum, he wrote about a “mutual enrichment” between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms which could take place.  For that to happen, … Continue reading

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Brick by brick… it is happening

Over at the excellent Chant Cafe, I found this from a priest contributor, Fr. Christopher Smith.  My emphases and comments.
I was recently at a Cathedral down South on a weekday and I wanted to celebrate a private Mass. As I … Continue reading

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Wm. Oddie on the “tertium quid”

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, William Oddie has a piece today following up on the reports surrounding the Instruction on Summ0rum Pontificum, Universae Ecclesiae.
Let’s see some of it with my emphases and comments.
The Pope’s ambition, … Continue reading

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What the Ordinary Form brings to the Extraordinary Form: the question of Mutual Enrichment

Since Universae Ecclesiae has been issued the subject of the “mutual enrichment” of the older and newer, the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite has reemerged.
For going on two decades now, I have been saying that – in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: EF practices in OF, OF in EF

From a reader:
I’d value your opinion. I attended Mass today at a parish run by a new, quite traditional community of priests that regularly uses the Extraordinary Form. Today they celebrated a reverent Ordinary Form Mass but the priest brought … Continue reading

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