The totality of the atmosphere of the liturgy chiefly determines whether or not it will lift believers toward the mysteries of God and eternal life.
TRADITIONALISTS AND POPE FRANCIS
There are no protagonists in the latest liturgical drama, only antagonists. Nobody comes out clean, neither traditionalists nor Pope Francis.
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.
The old Mass cannot be revived successfully in isolation or simply as a juridical mandate or even a catechetical tool.
UPON THE DEATH OF BENEDICT XVI
W. Patrick Cunningham
What options does a parish that currently offers celebrations of the Mass in the extraordinary form have if it finds itself unable to continue doing so?
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 ?
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)
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.
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.
A new Vatican document makes it clear that the old Latin and new vernacular Masses are both valid, a distinct refusal of liturgical absolutism.
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
The history of liturgical reform that led to the promulgation of the New Mass predated Vatican II by several decades.
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.
Nobody would ever mistake the timid troupe that makes up the majority of Catholic bishops for radical imams
who issue fatwas.
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."
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 Tridentine Latin Mass is extraordinary, from another source, from
the outside world -- it takes one Heavenward.
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 LANGUAGE THAT BUILT THE CHURCH
George Kendall says some Traditionalists become so obsessed with restoring the old Mass that it becomes a kind of idol.
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.
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?
James S. Blankenship
WAKING UP CATHOLIC
We step outside the world by way of something that stands apart from it. The Church ought to be that timeless and lucid entity by which we can see.
"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."
WHAT WE HAVE LOST - PART 1
In the early part of the 20th century, the average Catholic was secure in his knowledge that he had arrived at the Truth and was striving to live it.
SO MUCH LIFE PACKED WITH SO MUCH QUIET
The Latin Mass is an immersion in mystery and an intricate recognition of my own subordination as simple creature before simple Creator.
At our nearby Tridentine Mass, some men attend even without their wives. I tell you, this is a church that men don’t hate going to.
When it comes to liturgy, Gabe Huck would get the Most Despised Man in America Award.
A HARVARD STUDENT SPEAKS OUT
Francis X. Altiere IV
St. Thomas writes, "It is absurd, and a detestable shame, that we should suffer those traditions to be changed which we have received from the fathers of old."
Michael D. Rains
During the 20th century two of the world’s largest multinationals dominated their competition with “classics” recognized even in the remote recesses of the earth.
LAUDABLE LATIN -- OR UNSPECTACULAR VERNACULAR?
Jude A. Huntz
Our major training in the Faith still comes principally from what we see and hear at church on Sunday.
BEYOND LITURGICAL LATIN
Latin is an entirely suitable means for discussing all contemporary subjects, for bantering, arguing, playing games, and singing.
NO MORE MISSALETTES FOR CHRISTIANETTES!
We have dozens of versions of the Bible and numerous canons of the Mass, and people know and love them less than when there was only one version.
By Dale Vree
- Karl Keating