Catholic Herald: Young people are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass by its “beauty”, “sense of mystery” and “transcendence”, Archbishop Alexander K Sample has said. Report is here.
L’ Espresso, Sandro Magister: “The pope wants it.” This is how Monsignor Annibale Bugnini (1912-1982), the author of the liturgical reform that followed Vatican Council II, silenced the experts every time they contested one or another of his most reckless … Continue reading
A short and illuminating article concerning the Last Supper and how Our Lord fulfilled the drinking of the fourth cup on the Cross. And, I might add on my own that even though it was vinegar that was given to … Continue reading
Catholic Herald, Matthew Schmitz: Last week, in a speech to Italian liturgists, Pope Francis appeared to set in stone the liturgical changes that came at the time of Vatican II. “After this magisterium, after this long journey,” he said, “we can … Continue reading
enews: Archbishop Thomas Gullickson (67), the nuncio to Switzerland and former nuncio to the Ukraine, has offered the Traditional Latin Mass three times in 2017. He writes on his blog admontemmyrrhae.blogspot.com(December 10) that this had a “positive, warming and reassuring impact” on … Continue reading
This “Missa Nativitatis Domini” (ZWV 8) by Jan Dismas Zelenka is a lovely baroque Mass setting composed by the Bohemian master we’ve mentioned elsewhere on this site. The video embedded below is of a performance by Musica Florea, conducted by … Continue reading
Christmas is at last upon us. I say at last because even the most devout of Catholics, however keen on keeping Advent strictly they may be, are doubtless aware of the Yuletide decorations up in stores since mid-September. Of course … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: The equinox is coming. The Roman Church will once again remind us of the cycle of the seasons in this Ember Week in September. We re-post, for those who are not aware of it, this article first posted by … Continue reading
I just read a post on Spirit Daily website, written by a good priest, Fr. Charles Nwora Okeke, who sadly accuses Catholics loyal to the Extraordinary Rite of Mass of “despicably” referring to the New Mass as the “Novus Ordo.” … Continue reading
Tradition in Action: In 1933 when Card. Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pius XII, was Secretary of State of Pope Pius XI, he met his friend Count Enrico Galeazzi, who became one of his close assistants. Read text here.
Crux, Valerie Schmalz: Father Joseph Illo came to be in charge of the Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco three years ago. He has revitalized the ailing parish with his powerful commitment to traditional Catholic practices. “I was … Continue reading