SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Extraordinary Form
August 01, 2021
Pope Benedict lived up to his title of pontifex, or bridge-builder, when he allowed the wider use of the Tridentine rite – more properly the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – in the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of 2007. There has been 13 years for this concession to advance its stated aim: to foster reconciliation
July 22, 2021
A week after Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, liturgical scholar Dom Alcuin Reid predicts what he will do about the liturgy. A monk of the Monastere Saint-Benoit in Frejus-Toulon, France, his book The Organic Development of the Liturgy carried a preface by then-cardinal Ratzinger. His 2007 article Summorum Pontificum a restoration after a gross impoverishment
June 17, 2021
Following a decision by Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon, the community will leave the Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon — the site of St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s birthplace — in September.
May 02, 2018
Archbishop Alexander K Sample noted the popularity of the Latin Mass among young people
April 12, 2018
The parish will be run by the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter
January 05, 2018
The Braille Order of Mass, produced by the Latin Mass Society, is expected to be made available later this month
December 08, 2017
'There's something very solemn and very reverent going on in a way that I have never experienced in a Protestant church'
October 09, 2017
The traditional Requiem is unremittingly bracing, calling us to contemplate the fearful mystery of death