Summorum Pontificum

Cardinal Burke Says Vatican’s Instruction on Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Should Be Rescinded

The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura calls it ‘a direct violation of universal Church law.’ By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, March 13, 2021VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Raymond Burke has expressed his “deepest concerns” about an internal Vatican letter regarding new... read more

Pope Francis surveys bishops worldwide on Traditional Latin Mass

'It could be ominous. The questions seem neutral, but, once one reads them carefully, they may indicate serious consequences' By Maike Hickson, LifeSite News, April 24, 2020 April 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – An leaked letter allegedly sent by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of... read more

Italian Bishops Take Aim at Summorum Pontificum, Want Traditional Mass Abrogated

By Steve Skojec November 17, 2018 As has so often been the case in the past year or two, an important report has surfaced on the Italian traditionalist blog, Messa in Latino (Mass in Latin). In it, the authors reveal that at the recent Italian Bishops’ Conference meeting in Rome (Nov. 12-15),... read more

An Open Letter to Pope Francis from a ‘Bold’ Youth

By John A. Monaco, March 29, 2018 Your Holiness, It is with a spirit of faith, hope, and love that I write this letter to you, the vicar of Christ on earth, the successor to St. Peter, the point of unity for all Catholic Christians. Truly, the Petrine office is one to which I faithfully... read more

Cardinal Sarah urges Church to embrace young traditionalists

by Staff Reporter, 15 Sep 2017 'They are neither nostalgic nor embittered nor encumbered by the ecclesiastical battles of recent decades' Cardinal Robert Sarah has praised young Catholics who prefer the older form of the Roman Rite, saying he can “personally testify to the sincerity and... 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

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

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

The Chartres Pilgrimage, Fatima, the 10th Anniversary of the Motu proprio, the Dubia: an interview with Cardinal Burke

TV Libertés (Terres de Mission/Jean-Pierre Maugendre) via  Infocatho (Marie Ordioni), June 20, 2017 During his recent stay in France, Cardinal Burke gave an exclusive interview to TV Libertés. We have transcribed the main points: *** The Cardinal was in France for the Chartres... read more