Latin Mass

Portland Archdiocese: Coronavirus or no, Communion Can Be Received on the Tongue

The new strain of coronavirus causes a respiratory disease, COVID-19, and has a fatality rate of roughly 3%. Catholic News Agency, March 5, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. — The right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue has been affirmed by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, which noted... read more

“The Spirit of the Liturgy” at Twenty

David G Bonagura, Jr., December 11, 2019 Of Joseph Ratzinger’s three great works – The Spirit of the Liturgy [1], Introduction to Christianity [2], and Jesus of Nazareth [3] – the first is by far the most influential. Now in its twentieth year, we can take measure of The Spirit of the... read more

Dominican Nuns in Tuscany vs. the Vatican, with Help from the Locals

By Hilary White, August 20, 2019 Late in June, we received a warning from a village on the edge of Tuscany that yet another religious house with the wrong sort of mindset was facing the now dreaded prospect of a Vatican “visitator.” The contemplative Dominican monastery of Marradi, the... read more

Latin Mass, Church traditions bring boom in vocations for US order of nuns

By Drew Belsky FAIRFIELD, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the... read more


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  August 15, 2019    Even non-Catholics say reverence is key while bishops offer reading material WASHINGTON ( - Catholics and even non-Catholics are telling the U.S. bishops... read more

How to Popularize ‘Ad Orientem’ Without Disorienting People

Here’s how to better acquaint God’s people with the beauty and naturalness of the ad orientem posture at Mass Msgr. Charles Pope Blog, July 23, 2019 I have written many times on the orientation of the priest for the Eucharistic Prayer. I strongly prefer an eastward (ad orientem) posture,... read more

First Reactions of Teenage Boys to the Traditional Latin Mass

By Stephen Snyder, Crisis, June 20, 2019 The first Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI was promulgated when I was a friar in Religious formation. As young friars, we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity the pope was extending to experience the Traditional Latin Mass... read more

New book exposes diabolical scheme used by Catholic Church’s enemies to gain access to papacy

By Maike Hickson May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Dr. Taylor Marshall, a well-known theologian and expert in Thomism as well as a supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, has written a book on the infiltration of the Catholic Church by anti-Catholic forces. The book is titled Infiltration: The... read more

Evelyn Waugh Predicted the Collapse of Catholic England

He saw Vatican II as an attempt by elites to foist changes on a laity that didn't want them. By CASEY CHALK • May 2, 2019 Imagine a society enfeebled by constant, top-down, progressivist experimentation offering universal, programmatic solutions to problems that are either inherently... read more

Archbishop Bugnini: The Man Behind the Post-Vatican II Mass

Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy is a compelling, thought-provoking book. Anna Abbott Blog, Apr. 22, 2019 Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Pope St. Paul VI’s “Humanae Vitae (On Human Life).” This year marks the 50th anniversary of an equally important part of his... read more

Why Is Francis So Afraid of the Roman Rite?

By Joseph Shaw During a February 14 audience for the participants in the plenary of the Liturgy Congregation, Pope Francis read a text about the liturgical development of the past fifty years which sounded like a parody compared to what really happened. Francis claimed that in the 1960s the... read more

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