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From my email: Dear friends This is a photo of Bishop Richard Umbers, 46, auxiliary bishop of Sydney (the youngest bishop in Australia and the first born in the 1970’s) from the Opus Dei prelature, celebrating a pontifical extraordinary form … Read More
Last night, 31 May, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and Extraordinary Ordinary, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona for the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. The … Read More
Masses Pontifical in the traditional form of the Roman Rite must be multiplied. To that end, here is a beautiful video of a Pontifical Mass celebrated in Germany by the Secretary of my old digs the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, … Read More
UPDATE 29 March: Progress I received photos from Gammarelli. They are cutting the fabric. And so the process has started! UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase I just finished, with the help of the Vocations Director and his assistant, … Read More
On Monday, 20 March 2017, at 7 PM His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) in the Chapel of the Holy Name Heights in Madison (Bishop O’Conner Pastoral Center – … Read More
From yesterday’s Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for the Feast of the Assumption at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI. His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka the Extraordinary Ordinary) was the celebrant. Most the seminarians of the diocese … Read More
The crowning jewel of the Roman Rite is the Pontifical Mass, particularly when the diocesan bishop celebrates in his own diocese. It is as if the whole diocese is present in the moment. In Madison, WI, the local bishop, His … Read More
19 January 2016: I returned today from my native place to find a large box by the door to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue (which, ironically, has no heat right now). Within were the new Pontifical set in purple! Opening the … Read More
On Thursday, 22 January in Washington DC, at 4:00 PM, after the March For Life, there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois. Mass is … Read More
On Monday, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison. Despite the horrid weather, and despite the Packers playing Atlanta … Read More
Tonight in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of the same Madison, will celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Mass will begin at 7 … Read More
If you are anywhere near Madison, WI – or even if you are not – His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Feast of the Immaculate … Read More
From a reader… QUARITUR: I know Cardinals can celebrate pontifical high masses “at the throne” anywhere. Can metropolitan archbishops do so anywhere within the ecclesiastical province, or only within their own archdiocese? According to the Usus Antiquior, the Extraordinary Form – call … Read More
I am hoping for an widespread outbreak of Pontifical Masses in the traditional form of the Roman Rite. Thus, I was pleased to receive photos of a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke when … Read More
I am off again. However, before dashing to the airport, we had ourselves a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Our Lady’s Feast. Before Mass the bishop consented to consecrate a new chalice, which was then used for Holy Mass. … Read More
On the Feast of the Assumption (a holy day of obligation) there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino (aka the Extraordinary Ordinary), at Noon at the Bishop O’Connor Center. … Read More
A reader sent me a link to some 1950 Pathé film of a Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral, London. Check out the TWO cappa recessional at about 5:15. It skips around a lot and there are patches with no audio, but … Read More
Is it just me, or has there been an increase in the number of Pontifical Masses in the traditional Roman Rite lately? I just saw this at NLM: On the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the promulgation of Summorum … Read More
At the Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation in Amity, Oregon, His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, celebrated Holy Mass in the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite, a Pontifical Mass at the Throne. It will … Read More