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A group of Traditional Latin Mass supporters in Italy posted signs as part of a billboard campaign in a neighborhood near the Vatican on March 28, 2023.

‘For love of the pope’: Latin Mass supporters post billboards near Vatican

Mar 28, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

A group of Traditional Latin Mass supporters in Italy has sponsored a billboard campaign in a neighborhood near the Vatican. Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Steubenville bishop bans Latin Mass at Franciscan University, effective immediately

Mar 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville ordered an immediate end to the Latin Mass on Franciscan University’s campus. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, speaks with EWTN's Raymond Arroyo on "The World Over with Raymond Arroyo" on March 2, 2023.

Bishop Paprocki, Archbishop Naumann speak out in support of Traditional Latin Mass goers in their dioceses

Mar 3, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The two U.S. prelates spoke on EWTN’s “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo” March 2. Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Albany Diocese limits Latin Masses following new guidance from the Vatican

Feb 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Effective immediately, parish churches in the diocese are limited in celebrating the Latin Mass in accordance with the “Missale Romanum”... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield

Bishop Paprocki: Local Latin Mass goers are ‘faithful Catholics’  

Feb 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, told CNA that the Latin Mass community in his diocese has... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal says only Vatican can dispense from certain obligations

Feb 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The head of the Vatican’s liturgy office said Tuesday that dispensations from two of the rules in Traditionis custodes can... Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome

Bishop Barron: Latin Mass is here to stay, but new locations to be chosen

Feb 14, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“Bishop Robert Barron ... has no intention of eliminating the celebration of the Mass in this form in the Diocese... Read more

Kansas City Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker (left) and Kansas City Chiefs' punter Tommy Townsend watch the ball during Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12, 2023.

‘All glory to God’: Chiefs’ Butker makes game-winning kick in the Super Bowl while wearing scapular

Feb 13, 2023

By AC Wimmer, Joe Bukuras, Jonah McKeown

The 27-year-old kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, and many on social media were quick to point out that... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Arlington bishop offers path forward after implementing Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

Aug 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Effective September 8, Burbidge’s directives allow eight parishes to continue offering the Traditional Latin Mass. But only three of those... Read more

Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

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Arlington bishop curtails Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 30, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Thirteen parishes must stop offering Traditional Latin Masses come Sept. 8. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, addresses the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory restricts Traditional Latin Masses to three locations in DC archdiocese

The new policy also requires priests to seek permission to say Mass "ad orientem." Read more

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022

Pope Francis pens letter on liturgy after Traditionis custodes

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Read more

Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon

Vatican asks for suspension of ordinations in French diocese

Jun 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this... Read more

Martin Navarro, a layman and founder of the group the Oblates of St. Augustine, is refusing to obey his bishop's demands that he no longer fundraise, identify himself as "brother," dress in a habit, and construct a chapel in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

'Br. Martin,' self-described monk with large Twitter following, says he won't heed bishop's warning

May 19, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Martin Navarro  — whose “Br. Martin” Twitter account has more than 11,000 followers — told CNA he won't acquiesce to... Read more

Altar boys swing incense in a procession in Cologne, Germany.

TLM altar boys implore cardinal: Consider our love for Latin Mass

May 14, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Six Latin Mass altar servers in a Washington, D.C. parish have written an impassioned letter to the Archbishop of Washington,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022.

Pope Francis: ‘It’s not possible to worship God while making the liturgy a battleground’

May 7, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.” Read more

A priest celebrates the traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica of St. Pancras in Rome.

Vatican corrects ‘extraordinary form’ error in new constitution

Mar 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican constitution now refers to ‘the liturgical books prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council.’ Read more

Father Terrence M. Keehan, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness, Illinois, using a guitar to give the final blessing at a Mass livestreamed on Feb. 13, 2022.

You saw the guitar blessing? There was more to that Mass that you missed

Feb 23, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

A tweeted video clip of a priest using a guitar to bless the congregation at the end of Mass sparked... Read more

Solemn Mass is celebrated at St. Clement Parish, Ottawa, Canada, which is entrusted to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).

What is Pope Francis’ plan for traditionalist groups?

Feb 22, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new decree underlines the pope’s complex relationship with the traditionalist world. Read more