• Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    • Sep 14, 2017

    At a conference Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, Father Vincenzo Nuara, didn’t even mention Francis in his opening remarks. The current pope was mentioned in passing by the second speaker, and ignored entirely by the third.

  • Countercultural San Francisco parish attracts growing congregation

    Countercultural San Francisco parish attracts growing congregation

    • Aug 20, 2017

    Father Joseph Illo came to be in charge of the Star of the Sea Church in San Francisco three years ago. He has revitalized the ailing parish with his powerful commitment to traditional Catholic practices. “I was fading from the faith and now I am back,” said Mariella Zevallos, the new stewardship coordinator for the parish.

  • Transcending Catholic tribalism

    Transcending Catholic tribalism

    • Aug 4, 2017

    The old phrase, “lex orandi lex credendi” (how you pray is how you believe) gives weight to the observation that the external differences are the manifestation of a deeper divide. In other words, Old Order Catholics and New Order Catholics behave differently because they believe differently. Can the chasm be bridged by liturgical rapprochement?