Latin Mass finds permanent home in Los Angeles archdiocese

St. Vitus Catholic Church in San Fernando will be first parish in Los Angeles run by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter; Archbishop José Gomez dedicated the church according to the Latin liturgy

The smell of incense and drywall mingled while more than two hundred people attended the dedication of St. Vitus Catholic Church in San Fernando. This church is the first in Los Angeles to be operated by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), an order of priests dedicated to traditional liturgy, specifically the Latin Mass. As the FSSP is dedicated to the Latin Mass, so … [Read more...]

FSSP choir to sing at Jesuit parish

Feast of Immaculate Conception - December 8

The choir for St. Anne parish in San Diego has been asked to sing a solemn high Mass on Friday, December 8 for the 100th anniversary of its neighbor, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, run by Jesuit priests. St. Anne, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) since 2008, features five Sunday Masses and two daily Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin). The choir … [Read more...]

Why not?

Phoenix bishop leads Good Friday witness in front of Planned Parenthood

The following comes from an April 8 story on LifeSiteNews. Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted led more than 150 pro-life Catholics on Good Friday in praying the rosary at a local abortion facility. The Good Friday Rosary for Life was offered for the unborn in union with Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, according to the Facebook event page established by the Diocese of … [Read more...]

San Diego diocese head of liturgy to join Latin Mass order

Father Eggleston surprises the FSSP

The following comes from an Aug. 15 email sent by a Cal Catholic reader. “Just got the news from a reputable source (a priest who works in the diocese) that Fr. Earl Eggleston from the diocese of San Diego is going to be leaving the diocese and joining the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). He's such an awesome pastor, helped me greatly in my life, especially in the … [Read more...]

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter – now in Los Angeles

Traditional Mass priests looking downtown or Hollywood

The following comes from a posting on Rorate Caeli on July 18.  The largest diocese in the United States, and one of the largest in the world, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is about to officially receive and welcome the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Rorate can confirm. Rumors of this huge step for Tradition in America had been circulating in the past few … [Read more...]

Phoenix man bragged about beating and robbing priest

Father Terra got his gun but could not fire it

The following comes from a June 16 story on ABC-TV (channel 15) in Phoenix. A man accused of killing one priest and injuring another reportedly left the scene of the attack with $600 and later bragged about the incident. Gary Moran was arrested Sunday night in connection with the death of Rev. Kenneth Walker and beating of Rev. Joseph Terra. The men were attacked … [Read more...]

Latin Mass priest killed in Phoenix

‘If there was ever a person prepared for heaven, Father Walker was a good candidate’

  The following comes from a June 12 report on AZ Central. To read the Feb. 21 California Catholic Daily story on Mater Miseridordiae, click here. Phoenix police collected physical evidence from the Catholic church where one priest was killed and another critically injured Wednesday night, but investigators are desperately seeking more information about the … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Holy Family Church Address 4851 Beatrice Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 4J5, Canada Phone number (604) 875-8414 Website Mass times All Masses Latin Tridentine.  Sunday, 8 a.m. (Low Mass), 10:30 a.m. (High Mass).  Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. (Low Mass).  Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. (Low Mass).  First Fridays and … [Read more...]

Mater Misericordiae Mission, Phoenix AZ

Name of Church Mater Misericordiae Mission Address 1537 West Monroe Street, Phoenix AZ 85007 Phone number (602) 253-6090 Website Mass Schedule Sunday, 7, 9, 11 a.m. (sung Mass).  Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.  Saturday, 6:30 & 8 a.m.  All Latin Tridentine. Confessions Monday – Saturday, 30 minutes before Masses.  … [Read more...]

Extraordinary Form pilgrimage at St. Peter’s Saturday

The following comes from an Oct. 27 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. The road leading to St. Peter’s Square was packed on Saturday morning: but not with the usual tourists or merchants. Instead, a long line of pilgrims processed along the street carrying candles and singing hymns. They were participants in an international pilgrimage to Rome celebrating … [Read more...]