Traditional Latin Mass

‘The Mass is not a flag’

Our good friend Tom Hoopes of the National Catholic Register enjoyed John Zmirak's column on the Traditional Latin Mass from a couple of weeks back, calling it "hilarious, copiously linked to supporting material, clever"...and also wrong. John argued that, while the form of the Mass itself may be composed of changeable externals, "Inessential things have [...]

A Young Father Meets the Old Mass

My discovery of the Traditional Latin Mass, now known in the wake of Summorum Pontificum as the "extraordinary rite," was a slow but logical process rooted in a lifelong desire for a liturgy that was sensible, sacramental, and enhanced by the trappings of orthodoxy. The journey began in a small, rural parish in Pennsylvania attended [...]

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