Latin Mass

What does Pope Francis mean by ‘irreversible’ liturgical reform?

By Phil Lawler, Aug 24, 2017 Liturgical reform is “irreversible,” Pope Francis says. If he means that history cannot be undone—we can’t rewind the tape—his point is beyond dispute. But surely he does not mean that we are stuck forever with the status quo. It is noteworthy that in... read more


By Fr. John Hunwicke, 24 August 2017 "After this Magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and with Magisterial authority that the Liturgical Reform is irreversible". This sort of thing has the capacity to upset people; even to make them panic. And, true, there is a... read more

Countercultural San Francisco parish attracts growing congregation

by Catholic News Service, posted 21 Aug 2017 How one parish experienced a rebirth by bringing back traditional practices On the solemnity of the Annunciation this past spring, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone dedicated the Star of the Sea Church’s renovated St Joseph Adoration... read more

Bishop Schneider: “Personally Very Sad” About Rome’s Letter to the SSPX — “They Wouldn’t Treat the Orthodox Like This”

CCI Note: Bishop Schneider will be the speaker at the Catholic Citizens Annual Dinner on October 30, 2017. Sunday, August 13, 2017 (Lisbon) Just before Cardinal Gerhard Müller was dismissed on 30 June by Pope Francis as Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, he sent Bishop... read more

Is The Vatican Looking to Ghettoize the Latin Mass?

By Steve Skojec,  July 26, 2017 Though the rumors have been stirring for a while now, John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews reports today that sources in Rome are talking about a possible plan to ghettoize the Traditional Latin Mass: Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to... read more

Vatican rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission

By John-Henry Westen ROME, July 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVI’s universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. While the course of... read more

Concelebration in the Roman Colleges

By Father John Hunwicke, July 18, 2017 I do not know whence this proposal ultimately arises, but it seems to me to bear all the hallmarks of the current regime. We have come to recognise the methodology of Bergoglian realpolitik. "Doctrine is not changed", and so a document like Amoris laetitia... read more

Worship Worthy of God

Michael J. Ortiz (Crisis Magazine) (July 3, 2017) July 7 is the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, a decree that allows priests to celebrate the form of the liturgy of the Mass before it was reformed in 1970. For most Catholics, this will likely fall into the... read more

More Parish Closings Nationwide – What Are We to Learn and Do?

By Msgr. Charles Pope • May 8, 2017 It was recently announced that a substantial number of Catholic parishes will be closing in Connecticut. This is just the latest in a national trend that is likely to affect the diocese where you live, especially in the north. I’d like to offer some rather... read more

Pope Decides to let Tradition-Friendly Bishop in Switzerland Stay in Office for Another Two Years

His Excellency Bishop Vitus Huonder When the tradition-friendly bishop of Chur in Switzerland, His Excellency Vitus Huonder, turned 75, the liberal, Swiss Church establishment expected the Holy Father to accept his resignation at once. But, to their surprise, Pope Francis only accepted his... read more

The Church and the liturgy face a ‘profound crisis’, says Cardinal Sarah

By Staff Reporter, posted  3 Apr 2017 The Vatican's liturgy chief said 'high-ranking prelates' were affirming 'obvious doctrinal, moral and liturgical errors' Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s liturgical chief, has spoken of a “serious, profound crisis” in the liturgy and the Church... read more