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Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Cardinal Kasper assails Traditional Latin Mass community for divisiveness

German prelate Cardinal Walter Kasper argued that the Traditional Latin Mass was a source of division and scandal within parishes... 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

George Weigel.

George Weigel: Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio ‘unnecessary’ and ‘cruel’

In an essay published on First Things on Wednesday, July 21st, Pope John Paul II biographer described Pope Francis Motu... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal Zen reacts to restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

The former bishop of Hong Kong said the move was a “blow.” Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.

Archdiocese of Budapest denounces false statement attributed to Cardinal Erdö opposing Pope Francis

Early on Monday, July 19, a fake "decretum" from Cardinal Péter Erdö, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and primate of Hungary, started... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on July 27, 2016.

Full text: Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis' motu proprio about Traditional Latin Mass

This is the official translation published by the Vatican of the apostolic letter issued motu proprio by Pope Francis about... Read more

A girl with a chapel veil at the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Catholics react to Pope Francis’ sweeping restrictions on extraordinary form Masses

The motu proprio Traditionis custodes is provoking strong reactions. 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

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.” Read more

Mass offered in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Vatican sends extraordinary form Mass survey to world’s bishops

The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has asked the world’s bishops to report on how a landmark papal document acknowledging the right... Read more

CDF issues new Eucharistic prefaces, optional saint feasts for extraordinary form of Roman rite

On Wednesday the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued two decrees giving new Eucharistic prefaces and provision for... Read more

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says Mass in the London Oratory, July 6, 2016.

Cardinals Müller, Sarah urge unity, charity in liturgical matters

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Robert Sarah encouraged unity over partisanship at a conference held in Rome Thursday to mark the... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, speaks at the Vatican Feb. 10, 2015.

True liturgy is a reflection of heaven, Cardinal Sarah says

Despite the controversies and abuses following the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic liturgy is ultimately a source of unity that... Read more

Priests concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, Jan. 6, 2015.

Not endorsement, but understanding – Pope Francis and married priests

While addressing the priests of the Diocese of Rome on Thursday, Pope Francis also responded to a question about married... Read more

Benedict XVI greets pilgrims at the General Audience, Oct. 24, 2012.

Benedict XVI meets with advocates of Traditional Latin Mass

Benedict XVI met with two leaders involved in promoting the Traditional Latin Mass, or the extraordinary form of the Roman... Read more