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Summorum Pontificum

Today is the 9 year anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI removing restrictions on priests offering the traditional Roman Liturgy.

Finally, there must be no innovations unless the good of the Church genuinely and certainly requires them,  –    Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium 23 7 more words


Psalm 42

As the Traditional Latin Mass begins, the priest recites psalm 42 (“Judge me, O God”) alternatively with the servers. Here is our Memrise course to teach you the Latin of psalm 42… 154 more words


Naming the Bishop in Eucharistic Prayers

Today I want to address the naming of the diocesan bishop in the Eucharistic prayers or the Canon in the 1962 missal. Under most circumstances, the naming of the pope and the diocesan bishop is rather routine and looks the same in both forms of the mass. 1,427 more words

Liturgical Law

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. 3,420 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