Baptisms in the Extraordinary Form
2016 March 20 by Fr. David Friel

Reflections on a Recent Experience


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The Miraculous Rise Of The Traditional Latin Mass
2016 January 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

A puzzling article appeared in the National Catholic Register by Msgr. Charles Pope.


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Assumption Mass
2015 August 03 by Fr. David Friel

A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form next Friday evening in Philadelphia.


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Sacra Liturgia 2015 — Update IV
2015 June 04 by Fr. David Friel

“To refer to the priest as ‘presider’ surely does damage to his priestly identity.” — Rev. Richard Cipolla


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A Mini History of the Sequences
2015 May 24 by Fr. David Friel

At the height of their usage, there were proper sequences for nearly every Sunday and feast day.


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Taking the easy way out, relatively speaking
2015 May 02 by Veronica Brandt

Starting a collection of easier propers for the Extraordinary Form. A pair of Alleluias and two Offertory antiphons to start the ball rolling.


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Is This The World’s Greatest Cry Room?
2015 April 16 by Jeff Ostrowski

An usher approached me, tapping on my shoulder. This was the last straw.


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Musical Resources • Holy Thursday (1962)
2015 April 01 by Jeff Ostrowski

Bells are rung and the organ played at the “Gloria”—but then stay silent until the Easter Vigil “Gloria.”


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“The faith of many was quite infantile, I would say.” —Paul Inwood, talking about preconciliar Catholics


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“Ordo Missae” • In Latin & English (1957)
2014 November 21 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Including the rubrics for Sung Masses and a special English translation.


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"As you might imagine, it was a disaster."
2014 November 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

“While most worshipers were stumbling through the Introit or Collect, a few fluent in Latin would be loudly racing through the prayers.”


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The Most Disturbing Change To The 1962 Missal
2014 November 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

We’re not as smart as we’d thought … and our forefathers weren’t as dumb as we’d assumed.


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The Secret Way The Latin Mass Has Won
2014 October 27 by Jeff Ostrowski

A recent blog by Liturgical Press is titled “Growing Up Racist and Misogynist and Catholic.”


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Assumption Mass
2014 August 13 by Fr. David Friel

Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form this Friday evening in Philadelphia.


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Modernity Impact
2014 August 04 by Aurelio Porfiri

For me tradition is not going to the past, but going to the origins.


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“A community is calling into question its very being when it suddenly declares its holiest and highest possession to be strictly forbidden … Can it be trusted any more about anything else?”


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Musing Over Mass at MIT
2014 February 17 by Gwyneth Holston

Perhaps after a few more decades of research, MIT will be able to design an attractive chapel.


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Review by Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP
2014 February 11 by Guest Author

“Many parishioners have told me their children especially love following the Mass in this missal because the pictures are so delightful.”


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"A Catholic Life" reviews the Campion Hymnal
2013 December 10 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“What separates this Missal from the others is its sheer beauty.” — A Catholic Life Blog


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"Traditional Liturgy Flourishing in the Bible Belt"
2013 December 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

“Father Christopher Smith is a former Baptist who converted to Catholicism as a teenager. He is a graduate of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, and he holds both a licentiate and a doctorate in dogmatic theology. He recently spoke with CWR about parish life at Prince of Peace and the parish’s approach to the liturgy.” — Catholic World Report


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Hans Memling's Masterpiece: The Last Judgment
2013 November 25 by Gwyneth Holston

Christmas is coming! For Catholics, that means its time to think about the Apocalypse.


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Liturgica Website Reprints "Rituale Romanum"
2013 November 09 by Corpus Christi Watershed

“All illustrations were painstakingly edited and partly redrawn.”


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Peculiar Altar Decorations
2013 November 04 by Fr. David Friel

Reimagining the Altar Steps


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What Do We Think Of Cell Phones At Mass?
2013 October 28 by Jeff Ostrowski

I have noticed a certain tendency at EF Masses which causes me concern. Please allow me to “think out loud” and let me know your thoughts, as well.


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Concerning Proofreading And Capitalization
2013 October 23 by Jeff Ostrowski

Some editors believe in their hearts there is only one “correct” way


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Alfons Cardinal Stickler, Peritus during Vatican II
2013 October 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

When a certain bishop stood up at Vatican II and expressed concern that “the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people,” the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.


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Bishop Carroll and Vernacular in the Liturgy c. 1787
2013 October 21 by Jeff Ostrowski

“In this country either for want of books or inability to read, the great part of our congregations must be utterly ignorant of the meaning and sense of the publick offices of the Church.” — Archbishop of Baltimore (1787)


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"It wasn’t supposed to happen this way."
2013 October 08 by Jeff Ostrowski

I took Latin in school, and one day someone asked me, “Did you know that in the Middle Ages the Mass used to be in Latin?” I thought, “I wish that still happened, somewhere on earth.”


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The Extraordinary Form Is Centered On Christ
2013 September 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

Those who oppose abortion point out that very few of the 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade had to do with “rape and incest,” but this is the weaker argument.


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St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal Website
2013 July 01 by St. Edmund Campion Missal and Hymnal

The St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal is a pew book (992 pages long) for the Traditional Latin Mass.


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