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“Empires perish. Tradition endures” – VIDEO about the Traditional Latin Mass, Usus Antiquior

A short documentary has been posted about the Usus Antiquior, or the traditional expression of the Roman Rite. You may see a couple familiar people. The video was made by the son of the doctor who runs the Catholic clinic … Continue reading

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Priest apologizes to traditional Catholics: “The future of the Church is in her past.”

From a priest… (my emphases) Dear Fr Z: I’ve just returned from France where, among other things, I took part in the Chartres Pilgrimage. After registering for the Pilgrimage, I discovered that the usus antiquor would be required of all participating priests, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is the TLM / Usus Antiquior dead? Forever stuck in 1962?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In thinking about Benedict XVI’s teaching on the liturgy it wondered me if the TLM/Usus antiquior is a dead liturgy per se? If liturgy ought to grow (be reformed?) *organically* (as opposed to post-Vatican II “reform”), is the Tridentine … Continue reading

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BOOK: Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great

It is sometimes observed that elements of the Roman Rite, both traditional and revised, accrued as if my accident.  Liberals contemptuously squint at gestures (especially the reverent ones) as if they were barnacles on the hull of a ship that … Continue reading

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CHART: Correspondence of lectionaries, Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

A while back I asked for help, for a way to line up the readings on Sundays between the Novus Ordo and the Usus Antiquior. For example, I want to see whether or on which Sundays the readings for the, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass before today’s exorcism…”

Time and again, priests tell me that when they learn the traditional form of Holy Mass and begin saying it, it changes them profoundly. Today I received this note from a priest (slightly edited): I finished the [Saint John Cantius … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Resources about Traditional Mass for newbies

From a reader… Quaeritur: Can you provide or refer me to a resource that explains the beauty of the Traditional Mass for those who have never experienced it – in a simple and easy-to-understand way? A soft-of Traditional Mass for … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: First Extraordinary Form “Missa Cantata” or “Take the RED pill!”

I say, “Invite your friends to take the RED pill!“ From a happy reader: I attended my first EF High Mass yesterday in the Diocese of Trenton. I was left in a state of awe, really. And all I can … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and restrictions on the TLM

You will remember the hang-wringing and anxiety prompted by the restrictions on the use of the provisions of Summorum Pontificum placed on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by the Congregation for Religious. Reminder: The friars had been using the Usus … Continue reading

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A young person’s first Mass in the Extraordinary Form

On the site of the Archdiocese of Miami a young woman recounts her first experience of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite’s Usus Antiquior.  Here is part of it with my usual treatment: Praying in the language of the saints … Continue reading

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HELP FROM READERS: Spanish language TLM/Extraordinary Form resources

From a reader: Do you know if there is something similar (and of the same quality) to the “St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal for the Traditional Latin Mass”, but in Spanish? Anyone and everyone?

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Card. Braz de Aviz moves on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, curtails use of Usus Antiquior. Fr. Z rants, offers tough love.

It has been a tough week, friends. Now there is news which will make a lot of the traditionally inclined go bonkers.  My email is filling up with panicky bile. Before any of you readers have a spittle-flecked nutty, in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can the priest say the older, Latin Mass ‘facing the people’?

From a reader: A local retired priest wishes to begin offering the EF of the Mass, but he wishes to offer it versus populum. He honestly believes he has that option. Is there a specific Church document forbidding this? If … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A 1st TLM experience

From a reader (some editing and my emphases): I have been an avid reader of your blog and I really appreciate the seriousness of the Catholic issues that you present here, as well as your witty, and often humorous remarks. … Continue reading

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