Card. Castrillon pontificates at Ss. Trinita in Rome

The FSSP is celebrating their anniversary in Rome.   Our friend John Sonnen of Orbis Catholicus has posted some video of a Mass at the "personal parish" in Rome for the TLM and older forms of sacraments, the historic church where St. Philip Neri began the still extant confraternity, Santissima Trinita dei Pelegrini.   Cardinal Castrillon, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei was the celebrant.


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  1. Margaret C. says:

    Thank you for posting this video. I will be visiting Rome this winter, and I hope to attend mass in this church.

  2. Dove says:

    Hi Margaret,
    We visited Rome in September for a month. This wonderful choir sings every Sunday at the 10:30 sung mass. Don’t miss the chance to attend Mass there.

  3. Mike says:

    Card. Castrillon is getting weak. He keeps telling everyone (not necessarily in this speech) to be “hush hush” about criticizing the lack of progress with respect to the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, but the ultimate question becomes: how did we get to where we are?
    We got there because of the spinelessness of those appointed by God to lead us. Now we have to be “hush hush” about speaking the truth. Where is the righteous anger of the People of God? That’s right, I’ll say it again: the fish starts to rot at the head. B16’s statement, made not too long ago, that Paul VI had the difficult task of leading the Church during very challenging times (or whatever his exact wording was, it was along those lines) is about as close as you will get in papal speak to saying that Paul VI did not do a very good job.
    Perhaps in praying about how the smoke of Satan penetrated God’s temple, and what we can do to undo the damage, we can ask the humble servant of God, Paul VI, for his intercession. But also, perhaps we can ask him a more fundamental question that needs to be asked and answered before Paul VI is raised to the altars: why did you allow it?
    Is it enough for a pope to be personally a holy and pious man while he watches and prays as Rome is destroyed by its enemies?

    [I think I removed one of your bitter comments earlier. This is the second I am tempted to remove. That means that you are creating work for me when I have enough already. The next step will be to block your IP address. FWIW. In the meantime, here is a little reminder that bitterness will get you nowhere. As a matter of fact, it will hurt our cause.]

    The WDTPRS Bitter Fruit Award

  4. Mike says:

    So remove it. Block my IP address. Blacklist me. [Okay! o{]:¬) ] Give in to the “hush hush” temptation, everyone else apparently has. But before you do, Father (btw. your bitter apple picture is cute), tell me, how does that Summorum Pontificum carrot taste? Sweet? [Pretty good! Yep! I am enjoying it enormously. And there is more to come, though it’ll take time.]
    Before you excise me from your world, just be sure that the Summorum Pontificum clarification “stick” from the PCED that’s about to come down is not going to whack us all in the ass…excuse my vernacular. [Buh-bye!]

  5. kat says:

    Are those Italians actually queing for Communion?

    In 3 years in Italy I don’t think I saw a group of Italians getting in line voluntarily anywhere: not at the airport (where they pushed in front of my baby’s stroller to get on first), not at the grocery store, and not at Mass (I had a little old lady elbow me at Montecassino to receive Communion. Maybe she thought they were going to run out?)

    See the TLM actually changes people’s hearts and actions!

  6. Dear Kat,

    I am the MC of Trinita\’ dei Pellegrini. The TLM does change hearts and minds, and this is true of the Italians as much as anyone else. Best example I know: we had a Solemn Mass at the Pantheon last Lent. I have been to various Masses at the Pantheon, which is a major tourist site, open to a large piazza which is also a major transit point throught the heart of the city. It is constantly filled with the buzz of tourists in the background, even during the famous Pentecost Mass, when they thow rose petals though the opening in the ceiling. But when we had our Solemn TLM there, it was incredibly quiet. People were very moved by the reverence of the rite, and thanked us endlessly afterwards.

    Having said all of that, bear in mind that a majority if the persons presnt for the Mass at Trinita\’ dei Pellegrini were French, German and American pilgrims.

  7. Renee says:

    I attended this mass. It was very beautiful (and very crowded)! The church is magnificent and I urge anyone who visits Rome to go there and give your support.

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