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Participatio Actuosa

This is directed at every “Tom, Dick and Harry” that rushes the altar at communion time, or as readers or musicians or in whatever “faux liturgical minister” capacity.   185 more words

On the Strength of the Latin Mass

It was 9:30 Sunday morning while I was still attending the round suburban parish closest to where I live. I noticed that the musicians who typically ‘perform’ at 11 o’clock were filling the prominent choir area just to the right of the altar. 3,423 more words


Vatican bans mission to Jews

Christina, one of our regular bloggers from south of the border, submitted the following short article for comment:

Although I firmly believe that Summorum Pontificum… 791 more words

30th November: St Andrew's Day

There will be two Traditional Latin Masses (that we know of)  to mark the Feast of Scotland’s patron saint on Monday, 30th November:

There will be a Missa Cantata in… 364 more words

Can Traditionalists Overcome Their Problems?

Originally published on Catholic Lane.

Greetings Kevin,

In your most recent letter responding to my questions on traditionalists and pastoral responsibility, you rightly point out that for every case of a “traditional” priest behaving autocratically, we can find just as many instances of liberal autocrats looking to destroy traditional church architecture and practice. 432 more words


Summorum Pontificum (2007), Explanatory Note (2007), Universae Ecclesiae (2011)

I wanted to put all three of these documents together on this blog.

Summorum Pontificum – issued in 2007, and widely seen as freeing the Traditional (Tridentine) Latin Mass.   105 more words


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