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Latin Mass

A First Step in the Recovery of a Catholic Vision of Reality

Thomas Storck

April 2018

A review of Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages

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The Latin Mass After a Year's Attendance

WHAT I'VE LEARNED

Richard Upsher Smith Jr.

December 2016

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A Dialogue of Forms

MUTUAL ENRICHMENT ?

W. Patrick Cunningham

July-August 2015

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Liturgy that Speaks to the Soul

Thomas Storck

June 2015

A review of Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis: Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church

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Pope John XXIII through the Testimony of Silvio Cardinal Oddi

THE "JOHANNINE TURN" WAS CARRIED OUT BY OTHERS

Beniamino Di Martino (Translated by N. Michael Brennen)

October 2014

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An All-New 'New Liturgical Movement'?
July-August 2011

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.

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Out of the Liturgical Ghetto
July-August 2011

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.

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From Guiding Lines to Institutional Reality
May 2011

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.

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Liturgical Reform Did Not Start with Vatican II

Arthur C. Sippo

March 2011

A review of The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970

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At Mass, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

WHY LITURGICAL LESSONS AREN'T BEING LEARNED

Michael A. Beauregard

January-February 2011

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A Defining Step Toward Authentic Liturgical Reform

THE THIRD TYPICAL EDITION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

Rosemary Lunardini

November 2010

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Whither Goeth the Reform of the Reform?

JUMP-STARTING THE RESTORATION OF THE SACRED LITURGY

Ken Skuba

September 2010

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The Case Against Liturgical Antiquarianism

A COURSE DEFTLY CHARTED

Harold B. McKale

October 2009

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An Interview With a Carmelite
July-August 2008

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.

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For Fear of the Jews
April 2008

Nobody would ever mistake the timid troupe that makes up the majority of Catholic bishops for radical imams who issue fatwas.

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Haste & Heroism
April 2008

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."

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First Impressions Are Often Correct
March 2008

What was it like for a self-proclaimed "progressive" priest to celebrate his first-ever old Latin Mass? Was it onerous? Was it tedious?

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Reinforcements Are on the Way
March 2008

The Vatican has decided to draft a new "instruction," necessitated by "confused reactions" to the Pope's universal indult.

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'Rebellion Against the Pope'
February 2008

A number of English bishops, including the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, is displeased with Summorum Pontificum.

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The Future Has Arrived
February 2008

The Tridentine Latin Mass is "catching on among young Catholics.... it is a hit with younger priests and their parishioners."

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Msgr. Mannion Is Infatuated With the Modern World
January 2008

Even after Pope Benedict XVI's explicit universal indult for the Traditional Latin Mass, Our Sunday Visitor is still dismissive of the old rite.

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Pope Benedict XVI Is Ambivalent About the Second Vatican Council
January 2008

The Pope says that he was "too timid" in the period immediately after Vatican II in challenging avant-garde theological positions.

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Do Not Make Me a Gentile
December 2007

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."

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The 'Signs of the Times' Have Passed Them By
November 2007

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.

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Where Has All the Latin Gone?

THE LANGUAGE THAT BUILT THE CHURCH

Mark Cole

November 2007

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'Let Us All Practice Charity'
November 2007

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."

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Ordinary & Extraordinary
November 2007

The Tridentine Latin Mass is extraordinary, from another source, from the outside world -- it takes one Heavenward.

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Does He Know the Mind of Satan?
October 2007

George Kendall says some Traditionalists become so obsessed with restoring the old Mass that it becomes a kind of idol.

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Opportunity & Crisis

EDITORIAL

Pieter Vree

October 2007

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Divisive or Diversity?
October 2007

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.

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'The Reform of the Reform' Is Going Nowhere -- At Least Not Yet
September 2007

Does the Pope's universal idult for the Traditional Latin Mass necessarily mean that Fr. Fessio's "reform of the reform" is dead?

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The New Mass Just Can't Be Fixed
July-August 2007

Wishy-washy Our Sunday Visitor is not known for taking strong stands; so, why is it so opposed to the Traditional Mass?

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Our Churches Will Be Empty -- Part II
December 2006

"It is our duty to be vigilant... Because, in the end, the people will assist at the Tridentine Mass and our churches will empty."

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Our Churches Will Be Empty
November 2006

A Vatican official makes a prediction: "In the end, the people will assist at the Tridentine Mass and our churches will empty."

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A First Reckoning With the Latin Mass

SO MUCH LIFE PACKED WITH SO MUCH QUIET

Joseph O'Brien

October 2005

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Refugees From the Vernacular Mass

LAST THINGS

Tom Bethell

September 2005

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Why I Attend the Traditional Latin Mass

A HARVARD STUDENT SPEAKS OUT

Francis X. Altiere IV

June 2003

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A Tale of Two Classics

GUEST COLUMN

Michael D. Rains

December 2001

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Conversational Latin for Today. Really!

BEYOND LITURGICAL LATIN

Thomas Storck

April 2000

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The King James Bible & the Latin Mass

NO MORE MISSALETTES FOR CHRISTIANETTES!

Peter Kreeft

April 2000

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The Archbishop Strikes Again

EDITORIAL

By Dale Vree

July/August 1997

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