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Pope Gelasius in his 9th Letter to the Bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the Bishop of Tusculum: “Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.” We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution “Etsi Pastoralis” (§6, #21)
— Pope Benedict XIV • Encyclical “Allatae Sunt” (26 July 1755)

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1904 Our Position (Raphael Molitor)
published 19 March 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

km0_GCT-tome_1904_Our_Position HE FOLLOWING BOOK has been made available for free download courtesy of the Jean de Lalande Library. If you appreciate these efforts, please consider making a donation by using the link at the top of the page.

      * *  1904 Fr. Raphael Molitor • “Our Position” (PDF)

We had the honor of making the CMAA aware of the existence and importance of Dom Molitor’s book, and we even donated our copy, which was subsequently scanned by the CMAA for inclusion in the Sacred Music Magazine. We were glad to donate our book for this purpose. Here’s the CMAA scan (much higher quality than our scan):

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• Our position : a word in reference to the plain chant question in view of the recent pronouncements of Pius X and the Congregation of Sacred Rites. Raphael Molitor English Book | : | 56 pages 1904 : : Ratisbon [etc.] : F. Pustet •