Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

The Federalist’s reaction to the “Hell’s Bible” hit piece against TLM-going Catholics

A couple weeks back Hell’s Bible (aka NYT) published an airy yet vicious attack piece about Catholics who attended the Traditional Latin Mass.  Apparently, if you go to the Vetus Ordo, you might be a white right-wing extremist of some … Read More

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Chicago: Cathedral Rosary Rally for the restoration of the TLM interrupted by an assault

This deserves wider attention.   It underscores the attitude of cruelty unleashed in the tragically ill-conceived, ineptly named Traditionis custodes. In that unfortunate Archdiocese of Chicago, this … at the cathedral. From 1 Peter 5: Chicago Rosary Rally Assaulted Since February … Read More

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In honor of Traditionis custodes… not. “Lord, we ask on this dark day – Make this nuisance go away. Amen.”

And there’s this… ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”. HERE

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ASK FATHER: Should priests wear the biretta when preaching? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More

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Wherein Mr. Cricket goes to the Zoo

Forgive typos… I am writing under time constraint and pressures. Biretta tip to Peter Kwasniewski  – o{]:¬) – for the following from Mr Cricket, Andrea Grillo, whose photo on his blog looks like – and it is exactly what he is … Read More

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Persecution by Rome of the Bp. of Fréjus-Toulon – UPDATED

I firmly believe that their overreach will overtake them. Hitherto, Bp. Rey of Fréjus-Toulon in France has been open to accepting traditionally-minded seminarians and religious. Vocations in that diocese were up, unlike the rest of France. Hence, Rome is now … Read More

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♬ “Let Church Bulletins Keep Silence” ♬

As you may remember “Rome”, in their micromangerial zeal for the faithful being mauled by their pastoral care, forbade that Mass times for TLMs be put in parish bulletins. Some priests started calling their TLM the “Youth Mass”, for obvious … Read More

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17 Sept 2022 – Washington DC – Pilgrimage for the Restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass for all Catholics

In Washington DC, on Saturday, 17 September 2022, the faithful will mark the 15th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, which went into effect on 14 September 2007, liberating the Traditional Latin Mass for all … Read More

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14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is also the anniversary of the 2007 Summorum Pontificum going into effect.  This Motu Proprio – the Emancipation Proclamation for the faithful who desire the Vetus Ordo – was a keystone … Read More

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“The liturgical reform was ‘sold,’ so to speak, on a mighty promise of the countless wonderful blessings it could not fail to bring to the Church.”

I read a story at CNA about a diocese in the Netherlands where the wonderous springtime of Vatican II has revolutionized all of Catholic life. So successful has the Vatican II reform been, that the Diocese of Roermond has said … Read More

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The persecution of Tradition, Priests and the affliction of Moral Injury

A year ago, I posted about the psychological abuse of priests and the resulting moral injury.  This topic returned to the fore as I read a recent story about a priest who was forced out of his position because he … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks, “Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priest… QUAERITUR: Is it okay to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass? Where are we at with the whole overblown, skewed notion of obedience and authority today that it would enter into a priest’s mind that … Read More

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You thick-headed restorationists, you backwardist, dogma-refrigerating Neopelagians… there is only one unique expression of the Roman Rite! VIDEO

You thick-headed restorationists, you backwardist, dogma-refrigerating Neopelagians… there is only one unique expression of the Roman Rite! This is how you did it – uniquely – at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Considering the chaos surrounding ‘Traditionis custodes” could we say that, in effect, it is no law at all?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Some years ago I studied for graduate theology with several distinguished theologians, one of whom was chancellor for Card. Burke in Lacrosse. In those Canon Law classes, he made the point over and again that the … Read More

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Hilarious statement from the Archdiocese of Chicago about the suppression of the Institute of Christ the King

ABC7 Chicago has a blurb about the Institute of Christ the King’s Shrine on the South side.  This is hilarious. “On July 31, the Shrine of Christ the King communicated to the archdiocese that they would stop offering Mass and … Read More

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“Beautiful?  The FAITHFUL paid for that.  Because they WANTED it.  And they trusted.  They trusted.”

The cruel dictates of bishops and archbishops concerning the Vetus Ordo, now in these USA invoking the cover of “Rome said so”, have a … … human face. This is what our dear pastors don’t want to see. Here is … Read More

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D. Arlington: more accompaniment for the faithful who desire the Vetus Ordo

Remember this? 2,800 Catholics Sign Traditional Latin Mass Petition Delivered to Arlington Bishop| National Catholic Register https://t.co/A8o5kmo7p4 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) February 8, 2022 Citing the absurd smoke-screen of “international assessment and consultation of bishops”,  and the Dubious Dubia … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Quo vadis, Novus Ordo?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I pose my question about the Novus Ordo Missae in homage to the now famous question, “What is a woman?” It seems to me that the Consilium took a rib from the 1962 Missal and instead … Read More

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COVADONGA TLM PILGRIMAGE – I imagine you would like to see some photos.  No?

The Vetus Ordo is not going away. I received this from a reader: Spain is a country where traditionalism is virtually unknown. The left is obviously virulent, and under the influence of the Opus Dei, the right is solidly ostrich-like … Read More

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But, you know, “unique expression” and all that. That’s why the Traditional Latin Mass faithful must be crushed.

The powers High Atop The Thing fear people who desire the Traditional Roman Rite and hate the Vetus Ordo because they know that the demographic sink hole opening under the Church is gobbling the people they have neglected to catechize … Read More

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