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Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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: … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: Why didn’t Benedict XVI say the #TLM? How can we get one? What does the future look like?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for your blog. I get so much from it! Never stop! I know you like one question at a time, but maybe you’ll do this. I heard a podcast at 1 Peter 5 with … Continue reading
I need seminarians and young (especially) priests to pay attention to this. Chad Pecknold, contributing editor at the Catholic Herald (where I have a weekly column), is articulate, bring and right. He manifests these attributes much to the dismay of … Continue reading
At NLM Peter Kwasniewski has a piece about how concelebration has been and still is being forced on priests. For some, this is almost a mania and you incur their wrath if you don’t con-comply. I say that concelebration should … Continue reading