Latin Mass

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Is it a first step in the dismantlement of #SummorumPontificum ?

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 1 week ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 1 week ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 1 week ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 1 week ago

    I’m still (somewhat reluctantly) on Facebook, if you want to stay connected after this site shuts down:
    https://www.facebook.com/christopher.schaefer.756 Just let me know you’re from Awestruck, since I get lots of spam on Facebook, as well. I ALSO post in several Catholic groups, including these: https://www.facebook.com/groups/167009437239929/ (= Catholic conversations) AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/catholictheologygeeks/ AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/549847115030267/ (= Catholic Layman’s Theology Forum) AND https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401781073457676/ (= Catholic Facebook Ministry) I also share in about 5 Latin Mass groups on Facebook (which you can find via search), as well as a Catholic Connecticut group.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 1 week ago

    On Saturday, December 15th, at 6:00 AM, Juventutem Boston will be hosting a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Paul’s in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. PLEASE note the early hour!
    What is a #Rorate Mass? It is a votive Mass for the Blessed Mother in Advent. It is offered early in the morning by candlelight. Masses like this form an important part of Advent in many Catholic cultures around the world. Don’t be put off by the early hour – instead remember that Holy Mother Church has always presented Advent to Her faithful as a season of penance!
    The celebrant will be Fr. Juan Carlos Rivera-Castro SJ.
    After Mass, the young adults (18-35) will be heading off to breakfast.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “…When I was 15, I found out…that there was this thing called the Latin Mass that, until 30 years earlier, was the ordinary way most Catholics had worshiped for century after century, until Pope Paul VI got rid of it and replaced it with the watered down, Protestant-style service I was used to. I was determined to find one of these Latin Masses and see what it was like…In the mid-’90s, the traditional Mass was almost nonexistent…St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. was celebrating a Latin Mass on Easter Sunday. I somehow convinced my family to attend…Almost everyone there, from the celebrant down to the congregation, behaved with reverence and solemnity. The sense of the sacred was overwhelming…Why do so many of us who were born after Vatican II prefer the traditional Mass and devotions that those in charge of the Church then, and who still run the Church now, disparage and oppose? I’ll mention a few reasons from my own experience…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “…I use a priest’s liturgical style, his comportment during Mass, and the content of his homilies as outward signs of his inward beliefs. (This applies especially to Novus Ordo diocesan priests.) Does he reverently say the words of consecration without additions, subtractions, or changes? Does he bow? Does he elevate the host and chalice? Does he genuflect? Does he reverently consume the Body and Blood of Christ? Does he remind the congregation that only those in the state of grace may approach for Communion? Does he preach on theological matters? Does he preach on life, death, Heaven, and Hell? Is this the priest I would want my family to call when it comes time for my own last anointing? If the answers are “yes,” I have probably found a fantastic priest. Fortunately, there are some shortcuts for identifying a fantastic priest. A priest who can and does offer (the Traditional #Latin ) Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal is almost guaranteed to believe in the Real Presence and the Mass as sacrifice…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 2 weeks ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “…Opposition to the liturgical reforms and regret at the passing of a liturgical tradition going back to the 4th century, if not further, was widespread, as the radical nature of what was being done in the name of the Second Vatican Council became apparent in the 1960s. The Latin Mass Society was founded in 1965, as the first reforming documents from Rome made clear that the #Latin language was in the crosshairs, and liturgical experiments and abuses were disturbing the faithful in parishes…In an era of deference towards bishops and the pope, and with Pope Paul VI placing his personal authority on the line with his 1969 general audience addresses on the reform, it was hard to know how to make the case that a terrible mistake was about to be made: the complete suppression of a liturgical form on which so much theology, spirituality and culture depended…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hatred of the traditional #Latin liturgy always goes along with hatred of the Faith it embodies.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    “.…’Pope Benedict has granted the whole Church freedom to celebrate the Tridentine Mass. The rituals of this form are complicated and difficult. But priests around the world, in ancient and modern times, in China and overseas, have been able to celebrate this Mass in exactly the same way according to the liturgical rubrics, without exception. How can we explain this? Recently, our priests and seminarians watched videos of the Tridentine Mass being celebrated in different places around the world (the United States, Ireland, Britain, Rome, the SSPX). They exclaimed afterwards: ‘This is amazing! These priests from different places and different times celebrate the same ritual with exactly the same gestures, and their rite is also identical to the Tridentine Mass we celebrate here! How can this be?’ I said: ‘It is simple: that they all love the Lord and the Church with their whole hearts, and love to obey Church teaching. There is nothing else.’… Bishop Li’s devotion to the old rite led him, in 2012, to publish a Chinese- #Latin edition of the Missale Romanum 1962…”

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    “…As the world enters a new phase of “dark ages” as evidenced by the collapse and implosion of family life, schools and government institutions, we are seeing very clearly an interesting phenomena. Fifty years after the liturgical “renewal” that promised the modern world untold success in all areas of evangelization, we can see very clearly that healthy (= flourishing) #monasteries that attract #vocations are continuing to gravitate to their original mandate, preserving and fostering classical culture in all its forms, with sung Mass in the Roman Rite – in #Latin – as the norm…the continued anti-Latin polemic in the Catholic Church is the result of an impassioned fatuousness that is anxious to serve the idols and ignorance of the times…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    One noteworthy thing about “traditionalist” Catholic communities, whether they be at a “canonically regular” parish like #FSSP , “canonically irregular” (NOT schismatic!) like #SSPX , or that rare parish that has the traditional #Latin Mass as its primary liturgy [e.g. St. Mary’s, Norwalk, Connecticut USA; St. John Cantius, Chicago, Illinois USA]: last week’s fiasco in Baltimore USA re American bishops was somewhat irrelevant. Why? Because “traditionalist” Catholics are quite accustomed to having little or no support from either our bishops or the Vatican. So, as former USA presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once famously quipped, “What difference does it make now?”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    “Addressing the crisis of dwindling lay vocations, Fr. Donald Spenser of St. Lawrence Catholic Church anointed the Catholic Church’s first ever extraordinary ministers of reconciliation…The recent innovation comes after the Archdiocese began requiring at least four hours of confession per week at each parish… To accommodate for more confession time, several parishes have cancelled youth masses, particularly popular among the retired members of the parish.” I’m not surprised, since 80% of the youth have left and a growing number of those who remain are segueing to the #Latin Mass.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 months ago

    Photos of recent traditional #Latin #Requiem Masses

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