Francis Invokes ‘Magisterial Authority’ to Say ‘Liturgy Reform is Irriversible’

(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’

Pope Benedict XVI Speaks of ‘Deep Crisis’ Facing the Church

(via LifeSite) On March 16, speaking publicly on a rare occasion, Pope Benedict XVI gave an interview (English translation) to Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, in which he spoke of a “two-sided deep crisis” the Church is facing in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. The report has already hit… Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI Speaks of ‘Deep Crisis’ Facing the Church

Did the Second Vatican Council Change the Mass?

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?