Latin High Mass returns to Mission Santa Clara Church for an evening

Sung Mass celebrated on mostly-unused main altar at historic church on Santa Clara University campus

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan: Forty-nine years ago, on the first Sunday of Advent of 1969, the new Mass was introduced to Roman Catholics, and the traditional Latin Mass was virtually banned. Although Pope Benedict XVI freed up its use in 2007 and it has since been celebrated more widely under the name “extraordinary form,” it is still rare to … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

Mater Misericordiae Mission, Phoenix

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. Tuesday & Thursday, noon. Wednesday & Friday, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 & 8 a.m. All Latin Tridentine. Confessions Monday – … [Read more...]

Episcopal cathedral in San Francisco to host “Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite”

Composer says work is "a radical appropriation of a European, patriarchal tradition, the formal Latin Mass, which we reinterpret through the lens of the marginalized LGBTQ experience"

"Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite" will have its San Francisco premiere on Nov. 16 & 17 at Grace Cathedral. The piece is an evening-length choral work by singer-composer Holcombe Waller, created to honor those who have suffered persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender expression. "Requiem Mass" is presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in collaboration … [Read more...]

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...]

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

The archbishop made his decision after consulting with local pastors, local priests who celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, and the archdiocese’s Council of Priests

A new quasi-parish for Catholics interested in the Traditional Latin Mass will open in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at a church that had been part of a 2014 parish merger. “In response to a growing interest, it has become timely to provide additional pastoral care for those wishing to participate in Divine Worship in the Extraordinary Form,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s … [Read more...]

Churches worth driving to

Sacred Heart, Hollister

  Name of Church Sacred Heart Church Address 680 College Street (corner of Fifth & College Streets), Hollister California 95023 Phone number 831-637-9212 Website and Mass times Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (Sung High Latin Tridentine). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. (English). Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. … [Read more...]

The case for the Traditional Latin Mass

A review of Peter Kwasniewski’s new book, an eloquent apologia pro usu antiquiore

Disagreement over how the faithful should conduct their liturgy, or public worship, has dogged the Catholic Church for the past 50 years. The reasons are many, but three are especially salient: The liturgical changes that were introduced after the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) were sweeping — especially the new Mass, which replaced the centuries-old Latin Mass in 1969. Taken … [Read more...]

Two California bishops played key roles in Sacred Liturgy Conference

Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa and San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone served as 'conference faculty' at event during which Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample proclaimed, “Every priest and seminarian should learn the extraordinary form of the Mass”

Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample received loud applause and cheers when he proclaimed, “Every priest and seminarian should learn the extraordinary form of the Mass.” More than 400 people from around the country descended on Sacred Heart Parish in Medford, Oregon for the 2017 Sacred Liturgy Conference, held July 12-15.  The number of attendees far exceeded that of previous … [Read more...]

Vatican scuttlebutt: ‘Summorum Pontificum’ may be in danger

Pope Francis said to be considering plan to offer traditional Latin Mass only through SSPX, but only after Benedict XVI dies

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. While the course of action would be in tune with Pope Francis’ repeatedly expressed disdain for the TLM especially among young people, there has been no open discussion of … [Read more...]

Newly ordained priest celebrates first Latin Mass

Fr. Alvin Yu celebrates Extraordinary Form in San Francisco as his mass of thanksgiving for ordination

California Catholic Daily Exclusive On Saturday, June 10, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone ordained two men to the priesthood: Fr. Michael Liliedahl and Fr. Alvin Yu. The next day, each priest attended the others’ Mass of Thanksgiving at their respective home parishes. For Fr. Liliedahl that was San Francisco’s St. Dominic’s Church and for Fr. Yu that was San … [Read more...]