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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)

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Impressive Video — “Ad Orientem” Celebration
published 4 September 2016 by Corpus Christi Watershed

The following was sent to us by a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, which is featured in this video:


Most Rev’d René H. Gracida—chosen as bishop by Pope Paul VI and friend of Pope St. John Paul II—is shown making the following declaration: “When the priest speaks to the people, he should look at them and speak to them. When the priest speaks to God he should look at the Crucifix.”

He continues: “Do it gradually, with proper catechesis, to avoid shocking the people. This is the problem of the Reform after the Vatican Council. Changes were sprung upon the people without any warning. So, we must not do that now.”