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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More
UPDATE: Card. Burke’s statement can be read at his page: HERE At the National Catholic Register (which is a Catholic paper and not to be confused with the Fishwrap), there is a piece by Ed Pentin about Raymond Leo Card. … Read More
On 2 March Bp. Robert Barron issued an apologia at Word On Fire: “The Evangelical Path Of Word On Fire”. He spends his first several hundred words talking about his own efforts to battle “beige” Catholicism through a “missionary spirit … Read More
ASK FATHER: A priest asks, can we use the English translations in Weller’s 3 volumes to bless things, etc., in the Extraordinary Form? Here comes the BAD NEWS, Fathers.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I don’t know what I was thinking. I must have had a monsignor moment. There is now available the great Parish Ritual which conforms to what was in force in 1962! I posted about it HERE (and there is … Read More
Remember that “survey” that the CDF wanted to make of the world’s bishops about the use of the “Extraordinary Form” and matters concerning Summorum Pontificum? Keep your heads cool. Don’t panic. Christian Marquant reacts post factum in the Paix Liturgique … Read More
On this anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect I share with you something from Tradition In Action. There was on 28 August 2020 an ordination of a deacon in the Diocese of Wollongong. As part of the ceremony, an Aboriginal performed pagan … Read More
Today is the 13th anniversary of the implementation of Benedict XVI’s monumentally important Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. It went into force today, though it was released on 07/07/07. This document is perhaps the most important gift from the too-short pontificate of Papa … Read More
I have been informed by a reader that Massimo “Beans” Faggioli posted a tweet in which he thanked me for my prayers after his seriously rude attack on my person and against Bp. Hying. HERE I couldn’t see his tweet … Read More
7 July – Traditional Latin Mass – For: Benedict XVI – Votive: Defense of the Church – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)
I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Votive Mass for defense of the Church Prayers Added: Pro Papa (Emerito) After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic INTENTION: … Read More
Last night I was on with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN to talk about the “survey” to be sent out to the world’s bishops about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in their dioceses. One point I made is that a survey is … Read More
Wherein Fr. Z muses about the “survey” sent to bishops about Summorum Pontificum. Rant and suggestions. UPDATED
UPDATED BELOW A few days ago news came out [at Rorate first, publicly] that the CDF has sent or will send to the bishops of the world questionnaires about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. The questionnaire is sort of a … Read More
16 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Easter Thursday – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With a fervorino (aka homily) – Pope Benedict XVI’s Birthday
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: Thursday in the Octave of Easter. It is Pope Benedict … Read More
Numerous priests have written to me, asking about what to do about the Sacred Triduum in private. I’ve been pondering and consulting. Summorum Pontificum 2 excepts the Triduum for Holy Mass in the Vetus Ordo sine populo. However, Card. Sarah, … Read More
Today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (which absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) issued a decree making it possible to celebrate saints canonized after 1906 using the traditional Missale Romanum. HERE In another decree … Read More
In Guadalajara, Mexico, there will be a conference about Sacred Liturgy, called Summorum Pontificum. 11-14 June. It will be held by the FSSP in Mexico. Card. Burke will be there. This will be their third annual conference. There will also be … Read More
LifeSite has a video about the Summorum Pontificum procession to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pontifical Mass.
Invariably, priests who learn the Extraordinary (because it’s great, not because supposed to be rare) experience a shift in their understanding of Holy Mass and their position as priest/victim at the altar. Here is a blurb I picked up from Messa … Read More
In this PODCAzT, which also serves as a PRAYERCAzT (my somewhat languishing project to provide Latin language help for men learning the TLM) we will hear the minimum amount of Latin required in the rite of Baptism of One Child … Read More