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Surprise article at Commonweal about participation in the Traditional Latin Mass

There was a surprise at Commonweal, which generally leans left and against Tradition. It is about a week old, but I missed it: I don’t real Commonweal unless I can’t avoid it.
It starts out with an off-putting reference to the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How do we get the TLM where we are?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I hope you can help. How do I approach my Bishop in ___ to have us have a TLM. I run from one church to another just before Consecration. Thank you.
I am puzzled as to why you would … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Same amount of grace at every Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My Spiritual Director tells me the NO and TLM are the same. The same amount of grace is dispensed in both. His statement does not give me peace of soul. This priest offers the TLM 1/month for the past 1.5 years. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could a diocesan priest choose to say only the TLM?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Could a diocesan priest decide that he will only celebrate the TLM? Is he allowed to do so? What could a bishop do if he disagrees with the priest?
First, a diocesan priest could decide to say only the TLM.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Initial inquiry resources for priests who don’t know the Traditional Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I work at a faithful parish with a wonderful faithful priest. He has told me that while he doesn’t plan to say the TLM he does want to learn more about it so that he can beautify the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How early can seminarians start learning to say Traditional Latin Mass

From a seminarian…
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I recently read your post encouraging priests to learn the TLM. It made me think, how early should a seminarian begin to learn it? Would it be jumping the gun for someone in 1st Theology to begin watching … Continue reading

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How a priest was changed by learning the Traditional Latin Mass

My friend Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, whom I just saw in Rome during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, with some of the wonderful Sisters in Santa Rosa, has this at his place.  HERE
He talks about learning the Traditional Form of Holy Mass, the Usus … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s so difficult about learning to say the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Maybe this question is too broad, but here goes: What is so difficult about saying/learning the EF? My pastor recently mentioned that he simply does not have time to learn the EF well enough to say it himself (he is open … Continue reading

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KANSAS 15-17 Sept: Conference – Introduction to the TLM

There is a promising conference in – I think – Kansas.  The advertising is a little confusing, since they are talking about it on the site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton (Denver), CO where my friend Fr. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is the TLM / Usus Antiquior dead? Forever stuck in 1962?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In thinking about Benedict XVI’s teaching on the liturgy it wondered me if the TLM/Usus antiquior is a dead liturgy per se? If liturgy ought to grow (be reformed?) *organically* (as opposed to post-Vatican II “reform”), is the Tridentine mass now … Continue reading

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READER REQUEST: Help to start attending the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I are interested in learning the Latin Mass so we can attend one here in Nashville. Is there a video or a book we could purchase that starts from scratch?
Great blog – keep up the … Continue reading

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CRISIS: A reflection on differences of the Novus Ordo and Traditional Roman Rite

From the useful Crisis with my emphases and comments:
Worship Worthy of God
MICHAEL J. ORTIZ
July 7 is [already!] the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, a decree that allows priests to celebrate the form of the liturgy of the … Continue reading

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Wherein another reader does indeed “throw in the towel”

From a reader:
In light of your rather depressed email correspondent [HERE], I want to share a more uplifting story.
[…]
I have again become a Roamin’ Catholic. After decades as a “Novus Ordo Catholic,” I have thrown in the towel and decided … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to build TLM interest at a sound parish?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am blessed to attend an OF parish where the teaching is orthodox and the liturgy reverent and beautiful (including parts of the mass sung in Latin). Several families have begun expressing an interest in an EF mass … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Priests learning the TLM

I had an interesting email today.
I got an e-mail today from Fr. Joshua, at St. John Cantius Church, who was good enough to share a group photo of several priests at their TLM workshop.
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