We need a clearer understanding of the Church’s relationship with her past and her tradition that will help guide us along the uncharted road ahead.
THE OLD REQUIEM MASS MADE US PONDER THE LAST THINGS
John A. Perricone
Everything in the old Requiem Mass forced us to consider death and God’s judgment, Christ’s mercy and our complacency.
A review of Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
WHAT I'VE LEARNED
Richard Upsher Smith Jr.
The extraordinary form has a depth of imagery that the post-Vatican II revisers of the Mass simply eschewed, especially as regards the eucharistic sacrifice.
MUTUAL ENRICHMENT ?
W. Patrick Cunningham
A review of Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis: Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church
THE "JOHANNINE TURN" WAS CARRIED OUT BY OTHERS
Beniamino Di Martino (Translated by N. Michael Brennen)
The Pope's vision of a "hybrid" Roman rite may be an altogether new Mass, a third form that blends the best of both the old Latin and new forms.
While we wait for a revival of the Traditional Latin Mass, it's interesting to examine survey results from Europe which reveal pent up demand for the old rite.
In the case of both the Latin Mass and the ordinariates, Pope Benedict's response
was to revolutionize a policy put in place by his predecessor.
Arthur C. Sippo
A review of The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970
WHY LITURGICAL LESSONS AREN'T BEING LEARNED
Michael A. Beauregard
THE THIRD TYPICAL EDITION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL
JUMP-STARTING THE RESTORATION OF THE SACRED LITURGY
A COURSE DEFTLY CHARTED
Harold B. McKale
A Carmelite monastery in Wyoming is an exciting new element in the Church in America, and has proven to be fecund ground for vocations to the consecrated life.
In his revision of the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, Pope Benedict didn't compromise the call to "preach
the gospel to every creature."
Nobody would ever mistake the timid troupe that makes up the majority of Catholic bishops for radical imams
who issue fatwas.
What was it like for a self-proclaimed "progressive" priest to celebrate his first-ever old Latin Mass? Was it onerous? Was it tedious?
The Vatican has decided to draft a new "instruction," necessitated by "confused reactions" to the Pope's universal indult.
A number of English bishops, including the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, is displeased with Summorum Pontificum.
The Tridentine Latin Mass is "catching on among young Catholics.... it is a hit with younger priests and their parishioners."
Even after Pope Benedict XVI's explicit universal indult for the Traditional Latin Mass, Our Sunday Visitor is still dismissive of the old rite.
The Pope says that he was "too timid" in the period immediately after Vatican II in challenging avant-garde theological positions.
The following blessing is recited every day by Jews: "Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who did not make me a Gentile."
Fr. Thomas Reese, S.J., of Georgetown University says, "Where there are
groups that want [the Tridentine Mass], it's going to be a real pain in the neck."
THE LANGUAGE THAT BUILT THE CHURCH
Traditional Catholics know which way the wind is blowing. How brutal for the
Vatican II-niks! The "signs of the times" have passed them by.
The Tridentine Latin Mass is extraordinary, from another source, from
the outside world -- it takes one Heavenward.
Fr. Richard McBrien has always claimed to be in favor of "diversity," but when it comes to the subject of the Old Mass, not so.
George Kendall says some Traditionalists become so obsessed with restoring the old Mass that it becomes a kind of idol.
Does the Pope's universal idult for the Traditional Latin Mass necessarily mean that Fr. Fessio's "reform of the reform" is dead?
Wishy-washy Our Sunday Visitor is not known for taking strong stands; so, why is it so opposed to the Traditional Mass?
"It is our duty to be vigilant... Because, in the end, the people will assist at the Tridentine Mass and our churches will empty."
A Vatican official makes a prediction: "In the end, the people will assist at the Tridentine Mass and our churches will empty."
SO MUCH LIFE PACKED WITH SO MUCH QUIET
A HARVARD STUDENT SPEAKS OUT
Francis X. Altiere IV
Michael D. Rains
BEYOND LITURGICAL LATIN
NO MORE MISSALETTES FOR CHRISTIANETTES!
By Dale Vree
- Karl Keating