Posts Tagged ‘Latin Mass’

Pope Francis approves further restrictions on Latin Mass

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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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

Priest sent for psychological treatment after celebrating the Mass in Latin

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Fr. Sixto Eduardo Varela Santamaría to be suspended from all ministries for six months, and will be sent to a psychological treatment clinic for celebrating in Latin  the Mass from the Missal of Pope Paul VI, also known as the Ordinary Form or “Novus Ordo.” Santamaría says that he has temporarily been sent to his Read more

New quasi-parish established for Latin mass

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A new quasi-parish for Catholics interested in the traditional Latin Mass has been established in Philadelphia by Archbishop Charles Chaput. A quasi-parish is the equivalent of a parish under canon law, with some exceptions. It can later become a parish at the discretion of the local bishop. “In response to a growing interest, it has 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 Meeking leading Traditional Latin Mass society retreat

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Bishop Basil Meeking is to lead a retreat for the Ecclesia Dei Society at the Home of Compassion, Wellington. The September 2015 event for the Society, who promotes the traditional Latin Mass, will be a silent retreat involving daily traditional Latin Mass, exposition of the blessed sacrament, rosaries, litanies, confessions and a visit to Sisters of Read more

Pre-Reformation style Mass to mark burial of Richard III

Friday, March 6th, 2015

A sung Latin High Mass with a pre-Reformation flavour will be celebrated in England on the same day the remains of King Richard III are interred. The Requiem Mass in the traditional form will be at St Catherine’s Church in Leyland, Lancashire, on March 26, the day when King Richard’s remains will be re-interred at Read more

New NZ priest celebrates Latin Mass in west Auckland church

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A priest in Auckland diocese has celebrated his first extraordinary form Mass in Latin within days of his ordination. Fr Jeremy Palman was ordained by Bishop Patrick Dunn at St Patricks’ Cathedral on August 9, and the new priest offered a thanksgiving Mass in the ordinary form at Te Atatu the next day. On August Read more

Priest shot and killed with fellow cleric’s gun

Friday, June 20th, 2014

A priest was shot and killed with a gun owned by a fellow priest during a robbery in downtown Phoenix, in the United States. Gary Michael Moran, 54, who had only been out of jail for six weeks, has been arrested following the shooting of Fr Kenneth Walker, FSSP, and the beating of Fr Joseph Read more

Pope Francis alarms some traditionalists

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Pope Francis has recently come under criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The Associated Press reported that the case has become a flashpoint in the “ideological tug-of-war” in the Catholic Church over the pontiff’s agenda. The matter concerns the Franciscan Read more