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Traditionis custodes: Traditional Catholic institutes appeal to French bishops for ‘mediator’

The institutes’ superiors appealed for “a human, personal dialogue.” Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form

In a memo sent to "the Community'' at the North American College (NAC), Rector Fr. Peter Harman announced that all... Read more

A liturgy at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, Arakuzha, India.

India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church to adopt ‘uniform’ liturgy

The new liturgy being introduced within India's Syro-Malabar Church will require the celebrant to face the congregation and the tabernacle... Read more

Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Retired archbishop calls Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions 'a regrettable step backwards'

Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer, the Archbishop Emeritus of La Plata, has said that the restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, Sept. 11, 2018.

Sunday Mass should be the culmination of all parish activities, Cardinal Parolin says

After pandemic lockdowns led to the suspension of Catholic liturgies in many parts of the world, the Sunday Mass must... Read more

Pope Francis' video message to the Confederation of Latin American and Caribbean Religious (CLAR) on Aug. 13, 2021.

Pope Francis: Nostalgia is the 'siren song of religious life'

“Let us not forget that a faith that is not inculturated is not authentic," Pope Francis said. Read more

Maureen McKinley milks one of her family's goats in their backyard with help from three of her children, Madeline (behind), Fiona and Augustine on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. McKinley and her family own two goats, chickens, a rabbit, and a dog.

Traditional Latin Mass goers: Pope Francis doesn't understand us

“It feels like our Holy Father doesn't understand this whole group of people who love our Lord so much," says... Read more

Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

A first-timer's guide to the Traditional Latin Mass

Last week, I (Autumn Jones) wanted to check out the Traditional Latin Mass for the first time. I’ve always attended... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone schedules monthly Traditional Latin Mass at cathedral

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has instituted a monthly Traditional Latin Mass at San Francisco’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption,... Read more

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of ’s-Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands.

Dutch Catholic bishop: Traditionis custodes appears to be a ‘declaration of war’

Bishop Rob Mutsaerts said the pope’s intervention was ‘dictatorial’ and ‘unpastoral.’ Read more

Newly ordained priests are vested during their Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

How priests prepare to say Mass

In preparation for Mass, priests make ready the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments that they use. Afterward, they take care... Read more

Tridentine Mass in Strasbourg Cathedral, France.

How French Catholics are responding to Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass restrictions

A study found traditionalism is growing steadily year on year. Read more

Pontificio Sant'Anselmo, Rome

The increasing influence of the liturgical school Sant’Anselmo in the Vatican

The new secretary and undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship both have studied at the Pontificio Ateneo Sant'Anselmo,... Read more

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Australian archbishop: Catholics will ‘need to adapt’ to liturgy restrictions

Archbishop Peter Comensoli said that “for some, it will be not an easy moment.” Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditionis custodes: German Catholic dioceses make no immediate changes

Several dioceses confirmed that Traditional Latin Masses would continue. Read more

The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Costa Rican bishops prohibit celebration of extraordinary form liturgies

The Costa Rican bishops’ conference on Monday declared that no expression of the liturgy prior to that of 1970 is... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis issues restrictions on extraordinary form Masses in new motu proprio

The motu proprio, Traditionis custodes, makes sweeping changes to Summorum Pontificum. Read more