New recording by the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary’s Church in Norwalk, CT
Extraordinary Form 1962 Missal
The Roman Rite gives strong attention to the presence of the saints.
A Solemn Pontifical Mass will be offered in Philadelphia on September 14, 2017
Reflections on a Recent Experience
A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form next Friday evening in Philadelphia.
“To refer to the priest as ‘presider’ surely does damage to his priestly identity.” — Rev. Richard Cipolla
At the height of their usage, there were proper sequences for nearly every Sunday and feast day.
Starting a collection of easier propers for the Extraordinary Form. A pair of Alleluias and two Offertory antiphons to start the ball rolling.
An usher approached me, tapping on my shoulder. This was the last straw.
Bells are rung and the organ played at the “Gloria”—but then stay silent until the Easter Vigil “Gloria.”
“The faith of many was quite infantile, I would say.” —Paul Inwood, talking about preconciliar Catholics
Including the rubrics for Sung Masses and a special English translation.
“While most worshipers were stumbling through the Introit or Collect, a few fluent in Latin would be loudly racing through the prayers.”
We’re not as smart as we’d thought … and our forefathers weren’t as dumb as we’d assumed.
A recent blog by Liturgical Press is titled “Growing Up Racist and Misogynist and Catholic.”
Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form this Friday evening in Philadelphia.
For me tradition is not going to the past, but going to the origins.
“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?”
Perhaps after a few more decades of research, MIT will be able to design an attractive chapel.