Tomorrow is the Feast of Christ the King, the glorious Christian festival instituted by Pope Pius XI to remind the world of the truth taught by his own papal motto: Pax Christi in regno Christi (the peace of Christ in the … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: The photo above usually would be very newsworthy: a priest, one of the 15 that say a weekly or monthly Traditional Latin Mass for the souls of our Purgatorial Society, saying a Requiem Mass for the souls enrolled … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli has a very good article by Michael Foley explaining what those of us who didn’t know should have known about the ember days: A potential danger of traditionalism is the stubborn defense of something about which one knows … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Bishop Edward Daly, the retired Irish bishop who is calling for a change in the discipline of clerical celibacy, “was ‘deeply disappointed’ by an experience of celebration of the Mass in Latin some years ago, which he found … Continue reading
“And now I will shew you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be wasted” (Isaias 5:5). Rorate Caeli website has a tribute today in honor of Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani … Continue reading
CNA: Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera recently recommended that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue, while kneeling. “It is to simply know that we are before God himself and that He came to us and that we are undeserving,” the … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: We at Old St. Mary’s were pleasantly surprised this morning as what was supposed to be a typical summer Low Mass turned into a Pontifical Low Mass — celebrated by Joseph Cardinal Zen. More here.
The Eponymous Flower: At the end of June Malcom Cardinal Ranjith of Colombo in Sri Lanka condemns the celebration of the Mass on the supper table facing the pews. The Cardinal spoke in the framework of a conference, which took … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The wishes of Pope Benedict XVI are being thwarted by some of his own subordinates, charges Bishop Bernard Fellay of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X. More on this here.
Having been a regular at Saint Benedict Center since 1973, I have been blessed with nothing but the Tridentine Latin Mass. I did, however, spend some time in a seminary in California, in the early 70s, which had the Latin … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: For the first time in over four decades, a solemn Pontifical Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite has been offered at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter’s Basilica. Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, who served … Continue reading
Today, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has published its long awaited instruction on the application of the papal motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum. Entitled Universae Ecclesiae, the document, when enforced, will help to protect … Continue reading
Below is the official English translation of the Instruction, Universae Ecclesiae. The Latin original — and all the official translations — are found on the Holy See’s web site.
Servant and Steward: His Excellency the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has authorized the public recitation of the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – originally composed by the Holy Father Pope Leo XIII in 1886 – following the dismissal … Continue reading