Latin Mass

Bishop Williamson is excommunicated after illicitly ordaining a bishop

Bishop tells his supporters that Rome has been occupied by 'modernist cuckoos' By Carol Glatz, March 19, 2015 Bishop Richard Williamson has been automatically excommunicated along with the priest he illicitly ordained a bishop. Bishop Williamson violated Church law when he ordained Fr... read more

USA Today article on the traditional Latin Mass

Posted by Kenneth J. Wolfe at 3/13/15/   With a larger circulation than even the New York Times, the American newspaper USA Today sometimes publishes interesting op-eds or articles concerning Catholic issues of the day. On page 6A of today's print edition of the paper, which is also... read more


CCI Editor's note:  Cardinal Burke will be the featured speaker at the Annual Dinner of Catholic Citizens of Illinois on September 22, 2015.  Mark your calendar! Last week, Rorate Caeli interviewed Raymond Cardinal Burke via telephone on numerous topics. Nothing was off the table for this... read more

Benedict XVI welcomes growth of the ordinariate in England

By Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald, 28 October 2014 Benedict XVI has welcomed the progress of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and has said he is “glad” that its church has been established on the site of the historic Bavarian embassy chapel in London. Our Lady of the... read more

324 Cardinals and Bishops and Summorum Pontificum — The Silent Victory March of the Traditional Liturgy

[Katholisches] Since the coming into force of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI. in 2007,  324 Cardinals and Bishops of the Catholic Church have celebrated the Holy Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite or have attended such (those before the effective date are... read more

Vocations Boom Via Old Mass in Paraguay — Pope Francis Orders Visitation

(Rome / Asuncion) Pope Francis has ordered an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. The Diocese of Alto Paraná on the border of Brazil and Argentina is one of the most traditional and has an above average number of priestly and religious vocations. Why the Pope has... read more

Church of the Holy Innocents, Home of the City’s Only Daily Latin Mass, Might Close

New York Parish Fears Losing Daily Dose of ‘Spiritus Sancti’ By Sharon Otterman  As the Rev. Justin Wylie took the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan last month, anger and anxiety emanated from the pews. The church is the only one in New York City to offer a daily... read more

When Hipsters Go to Church

How do you say "millennial" in Latin? Nicholas G. Hahn III Millennials are leaving religion in droves, recent surveys find. Churches are roiled and it appears some will do anything to stop the exodus.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the Archdiocese of New York recently hosted... read more

Franciscans of the Immaculate decree worries traditionalists

The Vatican Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, has appointed a commissioner to oversee the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and has restricted their celebration of the traditional Latin Mass, touching off a storm of speculation about the reasons and broader... read more

Catholic conservatives A traditionalist avant-garde – It’s trendy to be a traditionalist in the Catholic church

Smells and bells galore SINCE the Second Vatican Council in 1962, the Roman Catholic church has striven to adapt to the modern world. But in the West-where many hoped a contemporary message would go down best-believers have left in droves. Sunday mass attendance in England and Wales has fallen by... read more

Vatican: girls are not permitted to serve at old Mass

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has clarified that girls are not allowed to serve at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. It made clear that the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum, Universae Ecclesiae, does not permit female altar servers at the older Mass. Universae Ecclesiae states "the... read more