Posts Tagged ‘Extraordinary Form’

Catholics react to Pope Francis’ Latin Mass restrictions

Monday, July 19th, 2021
Latin Mass restrictions

Pope Francis has placed restrictions on the spread of the old Latin Mass, provoking a passionate response from laypeople and clergy alike. Traditionalist Catholics reacted strongly to the promulgation of Traditionis custodes, a motu proprio signed by Pope Francis on July 16. They decried it as an attack on them and the ancient liturgy. The Read more

Extraordinary form ordination in Auckland in October

Monday, August 24th, 2020

An ordination to the priesthood and to the diaconate according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will take place at St Benedict’s church in Newton, Auckland, in early October. NZ Catholic understands that Bishop Denis Browne, Emeritus Bishop of Hamilton, will ordain Deacon Roger Gilbride, FSSP, to the priesthood and Mr Brendan Boyce, Read more

Pope tells liturgy chief what is and isn’t the norm at Mass

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has expressly told the Vatican’s liturgy chief that the extraordinary form of the Mass should not be the norm. Francis met with Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, on July 10. This followed comments by the cardinal at a liturgy conference in London last week. Cardinal Sarah invited Read more

Pope OKs study into ordinary, extraordinary forms: Prefect

Friday, July 8th, 2016

The Vatican’s liturgy chief has said Pope Francis has given the go ahead for a study into the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass. Cardinal Robert Sarah said this at the Sacra Liturgia conference in London recently. The cardinal said the Pope has asked him to “to study the question of a reform of Read more

Bishops ask Rome to change Latin liturgy prayer for Jews

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The bishops of England and Wales have appealed to Rome to change the Good Friday prayer for Jews as it is said in the extraordinary form liturgy. The prayer reads: “Let us also pray for the Jews: that our God and Lord may illuminate their hearts, that they acknowledge Jesus Christ is the Saviour of Read more

Disquiet at traditionalist takeover of English parish

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Parishioners at an English church say they are being driven out by a traditionalist religious order. In June, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth assigned St Mary’s, Gosport, to the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Since then, parishioners say people are required to kneel to receive Communion and women are asked to cover their heads at Mass. Read more

Worship prefect wants extraordinary form parts in Roman Missal

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has suggested an appendix to the Roman Missal contain parts of the extraordinary form of the Mass. In an article in L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Robert Sarah stated that the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy should not be read with a “hermeneutic of rupture”. “It would be wrong Read more

UK bishop wants ‘systematised provision’ of traditional Mass

Friday, May 15th, 2015

An English bishop has said there should be “systematised provision” of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Catholics in his diocese. Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth told Mass of Ages magazine he would like to “establish a regularity of provision and systematised provision” of the Mass. “I don’t like the idea of someone just Read more

Bishop defends priests

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison strongly defended priests who have instituted liturgical changes and he asked parishioners to consider the canonical penalties enjoined for acts of calumny. By 2009, Bishop Morlino had invited nine priests of the Spanish-based Society of Jesus Christ the Priest to serve in various parishes in his diocese. In 2010, when Read more

Female altar servers not allowed

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Girls are not allowed to serve at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, commonly known as the Tridendine Rite. The clarification comes after the recent Vatican encouragement to bishops, for them to “be generous” in providing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. In answer to question whether female altar servers were permitted in the Extraordinary Read more