Reason #74 for Summorum Pontificum

This was sent by a priest friend. “OUCH!” doesn’t quite capture my reaction. Let me preface your viewing by saying that the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite is not susceptible to this sort of madness. BTW… the real … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Continue reading

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VIDEO about Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome, October 2015

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome is a great event. I hope to go as long as they are held. There is now a video documentary of last year’s experience with English subtitles. HERE There are high quality views of some of the … Continue reading

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“The Latin Mass of years gone by is becoming more popular again”

I think we have to pretty much give up on correct terminology now.  It seems that the bifurcation is nearly complete.  Latin has been isolated from the Novus Ordo, partly because those on the traditional side of thing perpetually called the … Continue reading

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Wry observations about #AmorisLaetitia (aka Familiaris divortio) to make a point

First, we have now a nickname for the new Letter. Familiaris divortio Thanks to The Great Roman™! Next, I am gobsmacked by something I heard.   US radio talk show host Michael Savage has been reading – on air – … Continue reading

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The Tablet of @BrooklynDiocese on Benedict XVI’s legacy: a glaring omission

At the website of the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn there is an editorial dated 2 March about the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.  HERE While the editorial is positive and has some good points there is a … Continue reading

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Juventutem has a new President

I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.   HERE In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan … Continue reading

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New light show to save the environment!

Our worship environment has been polluted for decades.  It has to stop.  Benedict XVI offered moving inspiration for us all through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  We have to save the environment from the predations of bad liturgists who have so … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Athens, OH – The TLM returns!

Brick by Brick in Athens, Ohio, is what I glean from a story sent by a reader. From The Athens News. Let’s have a look with some of my patented emphases and comments: An ancient and beautiful liturgy returns to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The mantelletta and other clerical gear were “abolished” but under Summorum Pontificum can they be used? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am writing with a follow up question to your post yesterday (16 November) on the subject of the mantelletta. HERE In your response to the reader, you mentioned the (dolorous) decision, issued motu proprio, of … Continue reading

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