A new journal

I understand a new journal is to be launched: Usus Antiquior.

Here is the blurb:

Usus Antiquior

A journal dedicated to the Sacred Liturgy edited by Laurence Paul Hemming & Alcuin Reid under the auspices of the Society of St. Catherine of Siena

    "What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behoves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.” – Pope Benedict XVI

These sentiments – with which Pope Benedict XVI introduced his vital motu proprio Summorum Pontificum – encapsulate the function and scope of Usus Antiquior.

Usus Antiquior is committed to the study and promotion of the historical, philosophical, theological and pastoral aspects of the Roman rite as developed in tradition. Because the different forms of the Roman rite “can be mutually enriching,” Usus Antiquior also seeks to make a positive contribution to the discussion of questions pertinent to the liturgical life of the Church in our day.

    "We welcome the foundation of the scholarly journal Usus Antiquior as an important initiative. Yet another fruit of the reinvigoration of the ancient liturgical rites in the Western Church begun by Pope Benedict XVI, it will help consolidate their place in the life of the Church of today and for the future. Not only priests, seminarians and academics, but anyone who wants to understand the Mass and the other rites of the Roman Church will seek this journal out and study it.” – The Latin Mass Society

We are most grateful for any gifts received in support of this work. Holy Mass is offered monthly for our benefactors


This looks like it could use some support.

See also this:

Programme for Launch

14 September 2008, London Oratory, Brompton

Public announcement of the journal and launch of the financial appeal
A reception for the journal’s benefactors in St Wilfred’s Hall following solemn vespers. Contributions for initial editions will be commissioned and an invitation for submissions will be issued. A design competition for the journal will be launched.

7 July 2009
Publication of the contents page of the Vol. 1, No. 1
Subscription price is announced and subscriptions are opened.

6 January 2010
Publication of Vol. 1, No. 1


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  1. Derik Castillo says:

    This is fantastic.

    I imagine many benefits for the Extraordinary Form of
    Mass and other sacraments. The weight of this scholarly
    publication will help advance the “Marshall Plan” of
    His Holiness.

    If you will, please follow the link Fr. Z. provided and
    register your interest in subscribing to the journal.
    They also welcome any donation.

    Derik Castillo

  2. Jayna says:

    I sent them a note of interest and if I weren’t a poor grad student I’d send them a donation as well. I will, however, be plugging this prospective journal any way I can. It sounds like a brilliant idea and I will pray for it to come to fruition.

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