First Invalid Masses in United States
50 Years since “Black Sunday”
The year of our Lord 2017 has proven to be a year of significant anniversaries, both positive and negative. Another such is today: Sunday, October 22, 1967, was the first time that the Vatican II Sect in the United States mandated the use of a New Canon (“Eucharistic Prayer”) at Mass — a “canon” which included modified words of consecration and was recited entirely in the vernacular.
On Mar. 12, 1968, Fr. Lawrence S. Brey (1927-2006), a priest in the archdiocese of Milwaukee, summed up the problem with Black Sunday as follows:
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Was October 22, 1967 the most ominous and frightening day in the two-thousand-year history of the Catholic Church, and certainly in the history of the Church in the United States of America?
Fair Warning, Trial Balloon, or Fake News?
Una Voce Blog: Francis may impose Novus Ordo Calendar and Lectionary on Indult Mass in 2018
This past Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, the blog of the Una Voce Federation in Malta posted a piece of news that has some semi-traditionalists in the New Church panicking. There is a well-founded rumor that “Pope” Francis is preparing to impose the Novus Ordo Lectionary and liturgical calendar on the Traditional Latin Mass offered in communion with — and at the limited permission of — the Vatican II hierarchy (the so-called “Indult Mass”):
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Reliable sources close to the Holy See have indicated that sometime in the second half of 2018, the Novus Ordo Lectionary and Calendar are to be imposed upon the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Mass.
After reversing 1000+ years of Catholic liturgy…
Francis and the “Irreversible” Novus Ordo Liturgy: A Commentary
This past Thursday, Aug. 24, “Pope” Francis raised not a few eyebrows when during a special audience for some Italian liturgical congress he suddenly invoked his supposed “magisterial authority” to declare “that the [Novus Ordo] liturgical reform is irreversible.”
We reported on this and included some initial reactions from the blogosphere in the following post:
It is now time to publish our own commentary on Francis’ musings about the Novus Ordo liturgical revolution.… READ MORE
Unlike Catholic moral norms, eh?
Francis declares “with Magisterial Authority” that Novus Ordo Liturgical Changes are “Irreversible”
Yesterday, Aug. 24, “Pope” Francis sent shockwaves throughout conservative and semi-traditionalist Novus Ordo Land as he declared “with magisterial authority that the [Novus Ordo] liturgical reform is irreversible”. Such are rather harsh and unmistakble words for someone who at other times — especially when it comes to irreversible moral norms given by God Himself — loves to speak ambiguously, use metaphors, and blast “rigid” black-and-white thinking under the guise of “mercy” and “compassion”.
At a special audience for participants in the 68th National Italian Liturgical Week, the Jesuit Antipope lauded the Modernist liturgical circus as the glorious fruit of a long process of reform begun roughly 100 years ago, while warning, of course, of “practices that disfigure it”.… READ MORE
Logical chickens coming home to roost…
Is Francis planning to rescind Summorum Pontificum?
Yesterday, July 26, Life Site published a piece by John-Henry Westen that has caused panic and alarm with some in the conservative Novus Ordo and semi-traditionalist world: “Vatican rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission”.
The report contains so many details that it is necessary to quote it in full:
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ROME, July 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVI’s universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
Thesis – Antithesis – Synthesis
Ratzinger, Hegel, and Summorum Pontificum
image: flickr.com (Papist) / CC BY-NC 2.0
As we quickly approach the tenth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s unjustly celebrated motu proprio that supposedly “freed” the Traditional Latin Mass by permitting every presbyter of the Vatican II Sect to use the 1962 Missal for the celebration of at least private Masses, we are starting to see a number of articles in the Novus Ordo press about what has been accomplished ten years after Benedict XVI’s landmark decision.
About three months after the release of Summorum Pontificum on July 7, 2007, we published our own critical analysis of the “papal” document we have justly termed a “motu inapproprio“:
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It’s John 7:13 all over again…
The Crucified Christ Betrayed:
The Novus Ordo Good Friday Prayer for the Jews
The Roman Catholic Church, in her loving kindness and care, having been entrusted by the Son of God with the mission to preach the Gospel and convert all men to the true Faith (see Mk 16:15-16), greatly desires the salvation of all people. Knowing that man was not made for this world, but for eternal beatitude in Heaven, she lovingly seeks to detach him from the state of sin he finds himself in and lift him up to the life of Faith and virtue through the grace merited by our Lord Jesus Christ, who declared: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.… READ MORE
More of the same — lots more!
A Commentary on Recent Bergoglian Utterances
One may wonder if Francis perhaps has a twin brother, since it is inconceivable that one person alone could talk as much as he does. Alas, he does not — he simply loves to hear himself talk, that much is clear.
Francis’ faux Year of Mercy has finally drawn to a close. It ended officially on Sunday, Nov. 20. But before that happened, the almost-80-year-old Argentinian layman-in-papal-clothes once again had plenty to do and say. Due to the sheer volume of the “papal” activities and speeches during the past few weeks, it was simply not possible to cover all of them in detail, and so we are only now publishing one post to provide a succinct recap of his words and activities (that we didn’t cover elsewhere) from Nov.… READ MORE
New Interview with SSPX Superior
“We’ve never wanted to be separated from Rome”; “Vatican never called us Schismatic”; “Rome tacitly approves of our Ordinations”
As things deteriorate rapidly in the Vatican II Sect under Francis, the Society of St. Pius X is more eager than ever to obtain regularization and full recognition by Rome. On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the SSPX Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, gave an interview to Josef Bruckmoser of the Austrian paper Salzburger Nachrichten.
The one-page interview is now available online, and we have translated it from the original German into English (Bp.… READ MORE
The Holy Catholic Mass:
How the Vatican II Church transformed the August Sacrifice of the Altar into a Liturgical “Happy Meal”
Nowhere is the apostate nature of the Vatican II religion more evident than in what it has done to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is the true and perfect worship which alone is per se acceptable to the Most Holy Trinity. Thick tomes could be — and have been — written on the liturgical changes perpetrated by the Vatican II Sect, and certainly it is beyond the scope of this page to address them all. Rather, on this page we will present an overview of what has changed and then point you to resources that provide further details:
Direct Comparison: Traditional Latin Mass of the Ages vs.… READ MORE
Caution: Bergoglio gives Liturgical Advice…
How (Not) to Celebrate “Mass”:
Francis in “Wonder”-Land
And now, another post from our “You can’t make this stuff up” department:
On February 19, 2015, “Pope” Francis hosted a two-hour meeting with the clergy of Rome, during which he advised them, among other things, on how to properly celebrate “Mass” (i.e. the 1969 Modernist worship service known as the Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI). As you can probably imagine, he tried to steer a middle course — so as to look “moderate” — between “rigid” and “sloppy”:
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The Pope combined two subjects in his introduction: homiletics (“Homilies are a challenge for all priests”) and the ars celebrandi, that is the art of celebrating, which aims to “restore the fascinating beauty” and “the awe one feels when one encounters God”.
He who has eyes to see, let him see…
The Great Comparison: The Traditional Latin Mass vs. the New “Mass” of Paul VI (1969)
The following video provides a sobering audio-visual comparison between the Holy Catholic Mass of the ages — aka the “Traditional Latin Mass” — and the 1969 Novus Ordo Missae promulgated by the False Pope Paul VI, a rite that even then-“Cardinal” Ratzinger admitted was a “banal on-the-spot product” yet which he claimed later as “Pope” Benedict XVI was “one and the same rite” with its Traditional Latin counterpart.
Not only does Paul VI’s Novus Ordo Missae (“New Order of Mass”) represent a substantial change in Catholic belief and practice, it is also definitely invalid in most vernacular tongues, specifically in English, as was proved as early as 1968 — even one year before it was imposed as an official rite — by the late Patrick Henry Omlor (+2013).… READ MORE
The Motu Inapproprio…
Seven Years Later: Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum Critically Examined
The Indult Mass: beautiful to behold, just like the Forbidden Fruit
July 7 marked the seven-year anniversary of the release of Summorum Pontificum, the much-acclaimed “Apostolic Letter” Motu Proprio of “Pope” Benedict XVI. At the time, we published a critical examination of this document and its accompanying explanatory letter, warning traditionalists everywhere that the “Ratzinger Indult” was not what it seemed and put the Traditional Latin Mass on equal footing with the abominable Modernist Novus Ordo Missae of Paul VI, outrageously claiming that the two were simply two expressions of the same Roman rite!… READ MORE
A much-needed Reality Check…
“One and the Same Rite”?
How Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum Aims to Destroy the Traditional Latin Mass
[Originally published Oct. 12, 2007; last revised April 11, 2017]
image: flickr.com (Papist) / CC BY-NC 2.0
After about a year of rumors, on July 7, 2007, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger (“Pope Benedict XVI”) finally released an “Apostolic Letter motu proprio,” entitled Summorum Pontificum, on the use of the Roman Missal of 1962, the liturgical rite that is referred to by many as the “Traditional Latin Mass.” This document grants a fairly wide permission to priests in the Novus Ordo Church to use the 1962 Missal (of John XXIII) instead of the 1970 Missal (of Paul VI) for their celebration of Mass, though it does not do away with all conditions and restrictions, as we will see below.… READ MORE