“Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first time during…”

The good news.  Pontifical Masses are springing up everywhere.  For example, I read about another in El Paso for Assumption.

Now I see this great story, in French, about an event in Poland.

Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first time [¡Hagan lío!] during the fifth Ars celebrandi workshop organized by Una Voce Polonia in Lichen (the largest Polish sanctuary) last month, which brought together more than 200 people including nearly 50 priests. The closing Mass was celebrated by Archbp. Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, who also gave a lecture on the theme “The Old Liturgy of the Church and the Current Crisis of the Faith”: this crisis can only be resolved if God is put in the first place, and the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form is one of the means of restoring this hierarchy.

We need the Extraordinary Form everywhere and often to stand on its own in the heart of the Church and to serve as a corrective, to provide a “gravitational pull” on the Novus Ordo.  Also, the Extraordinary Form forms priests in a way that the Novus Ordo simply doesn’t.  That formation will have a profound knock on effect throughout the Church.


You should also see the video:

Folks, there is a slow building of Tradition. As demographics shift, we will see the lines converge and Tradition keep rising.

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  1. HvonBlumenthal says:

    Father, I am a huge admirer of your work but is it not time to stop thinking in terms of “exerting a gravitational pull on the Novus Ordo” and to recognize that the Novus Ordo is simply a dead weight.

    Here’s an analogy: you can put your sheep in a safe pen with a proper gate and close it for the night. Or you can put your sheep in a pen where the gate is missing and leave them for night, hoping that none of them will stray and no wolves will find the way in.

    [Yes, yes. I’ve heard all this for decades. The fact is, however, the Novus Ordo is not going to be swept away by decree. If anything, it will simply fade away due to lack of interest. Meanwhile, as some priests clean it up and bring it closer to the good use of tradition, people will step from it to the older form, or if this takes a very long time whatever is emerging, as if they were Paul’s children who graduate from milk to solid food.]

  2. vetusta ecclesia says:

    Is it usual for the bishop to resume the gloves after communion?

  3. vetusta ecclesia says: resume the gloves after communion?

    No. It is not. Not unless the Bishop is giving the Papal blessing and the indulgence is read. Then the bishop goes to the throne, where he loses him maniple and has his gloves put on him by the deacon and subdeacon.

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