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When does Christmas actually end?

Jan 5, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Just how many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree?... Read more

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Christmas falls on a Saturday this year. What does that mean for Mass obligations? 

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

This weekend, Latin rite Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass on both Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, and on... Read more

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Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Here's what you need to know

Dec 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

New moves by Pope Francis mean changes for Catholics dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass —and for the priests and... Read more

A St. Thomas Christian cross at the installation of Mar Joseph Srampickal at Preston North End stadium, England, on Oct. 9, 2016.

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church leaders want a uniform liturgy. Why are they facing resistance?

Dec 8, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis has intervened in the decades-long dispute. Read more

Seminarians of the FSSP's International Seminary of St. Peter.

'Sancta Nox' album of Christmas Matins debuts at #1 on Billboard Traditional Classical Albums chart

Oct 8, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On Sept. 28, a community of seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s European seminary released an album of... Read more

The prostration of the ordinandi during the Litany of the Saints at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP's parish in Rome, June 22, 2013.

Churchgoing Catholics disapprove of limits on Traditional Latin Mass, but Pope Francis still popular

Oct 8, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis’ restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass appear to be unpopular among regularly practicing Catholics, but most American Catholics... Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

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

Sep 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Aug 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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

Aug 30, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

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'

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

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

Aug 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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'

Aug 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“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

Aug 10, 2021

By Autumn Jones

“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

Aug 7, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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

Aug 2, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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’

Jul 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jul 26, 2021

By Katie Yoder

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

Jul 24, 2021

By Solène Tadié

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