- Jul 23, 2021
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog agency, sent a questionnaire, at the pope’s request, to bishops’ conferences last year about the Latin Mass.
Pope Francis’s decision to tighten restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass was met with polar reaction from Catholics around the globe, with some praising the move as prophetic, and others calling it a stain on Francis’s legacy.
On Friday the Vatican confirmed rumors that Pope Francis was planning to restrict norms regarding the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass with the publication of a new law that walks back previous reforms.
This week retired Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the 70th anniversary of his ordination as a priest with former members of his late brother’s choir.
A decade-long series of retranslating and approving liturgical texts is nearing its end, but isn’t quite there yet.
Ordinary Time takes us back to the basics, and this year we receive this renewed proclamation from Mark’s gospel.
As rumors continue to foment that Pope Francis could further restrict access to the extraordinary form, one liturgical expert has said that regardless of what happens, one’s relationship with God shouldn’t suffer as a result.
The stars have aligned to suggest that Pope Francis faces a series of agonizing choices. Each represents an object lesson in why it’s never easy being in charge, especially of a complex global institution with a following of 1.3 billion highly diverse people and expectations of being a moral exemplar.