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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

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

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions leave ‘a lot of unanswered questions,’ says Providence bishop

The bishop of Providence says patience and reflection are necessary from all Catholics while bishops study Pope Francis’ motu proprio... 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

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

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

Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Has your diocese responded yet?

Catholic clergy and lay people around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke listens in the audience during the presentation of the new book Christvs Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in Rome on Oct. 14, 2019.

Cardinal Burke questions Pope Francis' authority to eliminate the Traditional Latin Mass

In a 19-point statement regarding Pope Francis' motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke called the restrictions on the... Read more

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila (right) is led to his cathedra inside the 
Manila Cathedral by Archbishop Charles Brown, papal nuncio to the 
Philippines, during the cardinal's installation as new prelate of the 
Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.

Philippine bishops support pope’s letter on traditional liturgies

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a statement on Thursday supporting Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes, which... 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

The prostration of the ordinands at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, June 27, 2013

FSSP says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by Pope Francis' Latin Mass restrictions

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter issued a statement on Tuesday reaffirming their fidelity to Pope Francis, and expressing their... 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

Bishop Anthony Taylor.  CNA file photo

Little Rock bishop limits Traditional Latin Mass to two parishes administered by FSSP

The celebration of Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Little Rock, which covers the entirety of the state of... 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

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Citing growing interest in Traditional Latin Mass, Archbishop Chaput creates quasi-parish

A new quasi-parish for Catholics interested in the Traditional Latin Mass will open in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at a... Read more

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Franciscans of the Immaculate decree worries traditionalists

The Vatican Congregation for Religious, with the approval of Pope Francis, has appointed a commissioner to oversee the Franciscan Friars... Read more

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Pilgrims arrive in Rome to celebrate Latin Mass permission

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement that any priest can celebrate the Mass according to... Read more