The Turns at Benediction
2018 April 08 by Fr. David Friel

To the Right or to the Left?


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Showdown in Arkansas over “Ad Orientem”
2016 July 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Bishop of Little Rock has sent a letter (14 July 2016) forbidding his priests to celebrate Mass “ad orientem.”


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A Flawed Translation Of Ritus Servandus?
2015 March 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

Why are the words “ad orientem” never translated?


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A reader from Indonesia kindly sent us these…


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The phrase “ad populum conversus” does appear in the postconciliar books, and no amount of polemical articles can change this fact.


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Can AD ORIENTEM be excluded from the Novus Ordo? Vatican says: “Negatively, and in accordance with the following explanation.”


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Could this be the missing link explaining why “versus populum” celebrations took over?


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