Posts Tagged ‘Latin Mass’

Vatican blocks ordination of old Latin Rite traditionalist seminarians

Monday, July 1st, 2024

The Vatican is reportedly preventing the ordination of seminarians due to uncertainties about their ability to celebrate the pre-conciliar old Latin Rite liturgy after ordination. Five seminarians from the Missionaries of Divine Charity have been awaiting ordination as deacons for over a year. One seminarian is reported to have been waiting for more than two Read more

Vatican denies Latin Mass request at Melbourne Cathedral

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

“We shall return”, a buoyant Fr Glen Tattersall said at the final Traditional Latin Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Wednesday evening. The Australian reports the Cathedral was packed for the Mass – it estimated there was a congregation of around 850 people. “They came in business suits, in strollers, on trams and Read more

Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church

Monday, February 12th, 2024
LIturgical reform

Liturgical reform is crucial in the ongoing renewal of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis said this to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Thursday. After what has been labelled as a significant address, discussion took place against the backdrop of the dicastery’s annual plenary assembly. The assembly focused Read more

Vatican announces steps to stop spiritual abuse

Monday, February 12th, 2024
Spiritual abuse

The Vatican has announced steps to combat the misuse of Catholic spirituality for potential spiritual abuse. Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, the head of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, has expressed a heightened vigilance over the potential for mystical or spiritual elements to be exploited for abusive ends. Speaking to OSV News, Cardinal Read more

Six decades of Sacrosanctum Concilium in New Zealand

Monday, December 4th, 2023
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

The promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, stands as a pivotal moment that ushered in a new era for the Catholic Church. Sixty years hence, we can reflect on the impact of this document on New Zealand’s theological landscape and liturgical practices. Sacrosanctum Concilium is the cornerstone of Vatican II because Read more

Pope drops bombshell – naming new Vatican doctrinal chief

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
doctrinal chief

Pope Francis, who has a knack for dropping bombshells in July when his predecessors would normally leave town for a summer holiday. He has again started off the month with a bang by naming Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández of La Plata (Argentina) as the new prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith Read more

Traditional Latin Mass won’t save the Church

Thursday, June 15th, 2023
Traditional Latin Mass

The solution has been found to save the Church from its predicted demise, we need more “sacrality”,  a return to the Traditional Latin Mass, and a “more traditional discourse” on social issues. Then all will be right with the Catholic world… Obviously, I’m just caricaturing. But this was the tenor of some of the comments Read more

Latin Mass critics restrictions should listen to JPII

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
Latin Mass

“There is nothing new under the sun.” That Scripture verse from the Book of Ecclesiastes (1:19) comes to mind as I reflect on the agitation expressed by some in the church and the media over the Holy Father’s motu proprio “Traditionis Custodes” and the recent confirmation given in the “Rescriptum ex Audientia”released by Cardinal Arthur Read more

Francis reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Pope Francis cracked down July 16 on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI’s signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics who immediately decried it as an attack on them and the ancient liturgy. Francis reimposed restrictions on celebrating the Latin Mass that Benedict had relaxed in Read more

Pope Francis approves further restrictions on Latin Mass

Monday, December 20th, 2021
Latin Mass

Pope Francis has approved further clarifications regarding restrictions on the traditional Latin Mass in an effort to ensure that liturgical reform is “irreversible” and that liturgical celebrations adhere to the changes made after the Second Vatican Council. The clarifications, published Dec. 18, ban priestly ordinations and confirmations in the old rite and limit the frequency Read more