Posts Tagged ‘Traditional Latin Mass’

Pope Francis pulls off the Band-Aid

Monday, July 19th, 2021
Old Latin Mass

Pope Francis is a patient pastor. Until he isn’t. His new apostolic letter, Traditionis Custodes, in which Francis communicates “the firm decision to abrogate all the norms, instructions, permissions and customs that precede the present [document] and declare that the liturgical books promulgated by the saintly Pontiffs Paul VI and John Paul II … constitute Read more

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

Bishops given more responsibility over ‘Traditional Latin Mass’

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Pope Francis has given bishops greater responsibility regarding use of the 1962 Roman Missal. Apostolic See guidelines say it is the bishop’s exclusive responsibility as the moderator of his diocese’s liturgical life to authorise the 1962 Roman Missal’s use. In a motu proprio Traditionis Custodes (Guardians of the Tradition) published on Friday, Francis restored limits Read more

Vatican II liturgy reforms irreversible says Pope

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The liturgical reforms that began with pope Pius X and culminated in the Second Vatican Council are irreversible. Pope Francis made this declaration in a speech to Italy’s Centre of Liturgical Action. “We can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible,” he said. As one commentator noted, ” It’s not every Read more

Latin Mass for Fatima centenary feast

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The traditional Latin Mass may be celebrated on Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day this year. The Mass will mark the 100 years since Our Lady is said to have appeared in a series of visions at Fatima, Portugal. The Vatican office which governs the use of the traditional Latin Mass gave permission for “a Read more