Posts Tagged ‘Extraordinary Form’

Pope tells liturgy chief what is and isn’t the norm at Mass Comments 4

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 Comments 4

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 4

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 1

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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