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Summorum Pontificum, Eight Years Later

When Pope Emertius Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum first came out back in 2007, I remember there being a lot of excitement at St F’s because we widely believed that it would cause a proliferation of Latin Masses in the archdiocese. 1,031 more words

Explaining the Benedict Option


Welcome to the first edition of The Benedict Post.  Each week I’ll bring you news and commentary from around the Catholic world.  A brief note on format: Each week I’ll start with some commentary of my own on a particular topic.  3,094 more words

Maxima Quidem

Introductory Note

Blessed Pope Pius IX is imagined by many as a bitter reactionary and megalomaniac, the Pope who locked himself up in the Vatican and shut out the modern world, who arranged his own apotheosis and announced “ 3,408 more words


S. Armaticus reblogged this on The Deus Ex Machina Blog and commented:

FOR THE RECORD Pius IXThe below is a re-blog from The Josias Blog. I have also linked to this blog in the right hand margin for your convenience. For further reference to information on Pius IX, a link to the Pope Pius IX website can be found here. Blessed Pope Pius IX, ora pro nobis.

October 2016: Archbishop Sample in Rome with the People of Summorum Pontificum for the Holy Year of Mercy

In 2016, the fifth pilgrimage of the people of Summorum Pontificum at the Apostle’s tomb will coincide with the closing of the Holy Year of Mercy that our Holy Father Francis decreed. 221 more words

Summorum Pontificum

Fr Picot - Conference on Summorum Pontificum - 11 March 2015

An excellent conference given in Wanganui, NZ on the so-called “traditional” motu proprio of Pope Benedict XVI.

“To summarize Summorum Pontificum, any priest can say the Mass provided he is incardinated, provided he recognises the value and holiness of the New Mass, provided he recognises the binding character of  Second Council Vatican.” 161 more words

Archbishop Lefebvre

Rumor Has It

Rumor has it that the ecclesiastical authority for this diocese has mandated a “revision of liturgical music more in keeping with the tradition of the Church and in line with the dictates set forth in Sacroscanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, promulgated by Vatican II”.  316 more words