(via LifeSite) An Idaho bishop has prohibited priests in his diocese from saying the Mass facing with the people (ad orientem) and from using communion rails for Catholics who prefer to kneel to receive the Eucharist. In addition, the bishop wants to be informed of every traditional Latin Mass that takes place in his diocese. … Continue reading U.S. Bishop Forbids Priests to Say Mass Facing with People, Bans Communion Rails
(via ATX Catholic) The Michaelmas is the centuries-old Latin Mass celebrated in honor of the Archangel Michael on September 29th. Devotion to St. Michael the Archangel existed in the Old Testament (Daniel 10:13, 10:21, & 12:1), and it continued in the New Testament (Jude 1:9 and Revelations chapter 12.) The Apostle John prophesied a healing… Continue reading The Glorious Michaelmas!
(via LifeSiteNews) On Sunday, group of Catholic youth released a response to the “pre-synod” document that has been given to Pope Francis, explaining in it they want “reverence in the liturgy,” wider availability of the Traditional Latin Mass, and for the Church to proclaim unpopular truths “boldly, without apology, and without adulteration or dilution.” “I… Continue reading Catholic Youth Issues Own Pre-Synod Text: Proclaim Truth Without Apology!
(via LifeSite) In a new interview, Pope Francis criticized the “rigidity” of young people who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. “I always try to understand what’s behind people who are too young to have experienced the pre-conciliar liturgy and yet still they want it,” the pontiff said. “Sometimes I found myself confronted with… Continue reading Pope Francis on Catholic Youth Who Favor Latin Mass: ‘Why So Much Rigidity?’
(via LifeSite) One of the chief antidotes to a world “marked by the blight of Godless terrorism, of an increasingly aggressive secularism” and an “advancing culture of death” is to restore primacy to God in the Catholic liturgy, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said Thursday. The cardinal was speaking to… Continue reading Cardinal Sarah: Reverent Liturgy is Essential to Fighting Culture of Death
(via Breitbart) In a rare appeal to his magisterial authority as the Roman pontiff, Pope Francis stated Thursday that the changes made to the Catholic liturgy by the Second Vatican Council are “irreversible.” In a lengthy discourse to a group of liturgical experts, the Pope said: “We can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that… Continue reading Francis Invokes ‘Magisterial Authority’ to Say ‘Liturgy Reform is Irriversible’
Does your church still use Communion rails? When was the last time you heard Gregorian chant at your local church? Or even a Latin Mass? Do you often encounter electric guitars and loud drums during Sunday Mass? Female altar servers? Communion distributed in the hand rather than the mouth? How about hand-holding during the Our Father?… Continue reading Did the Second Vatican Council Change the Mass?