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Merci, Sainte Vierge!

Congratulations to the community of the Parish of Saint-Eugène/Sainte-Cécile and to all other Traditional Catholic communities involved in the preparation of the historic Traditional Mass celebrated today at the High Altar of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the centers of Christian Civilization (first announced last March).

It was a fitting way to begin the celebrations for the first anniversary of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. Pictures are available at Le Forum Catholique (1, 2, 3, 4).

[June 18:] More pictures at the website of the parochial Schola. According to Olivier Figueras, in today's edition of Présent, yesterday's ceremony was the first Traditional Mass in Notre Dame since the one celebrated by Cardinal Lustiger on July 2, 1988, as a response to the Ecône consecrations of June 30, 1988. Let us hope that there may soon be a regularly scheduled Traditional Mass in that great Cathedral.


  1. Anonymous3:40 PM

    The use of the term "extraordinary Rite" and the Cardinal's request for cross-fertilization of the two rites seems to be asking the impossible. The New Rite represents a new hope for the Church, which has grown up and left behind all the anachronisms of the pre-Vatican II world. The so-called Tridentine Rite is largely irrelevant to the spiritual needs of catholics today and the New Mass is miles away from the old stuff. Anybody can see that. Besides, why the Tridentine Rite, and not the Sarum Rite or the Coptic Rite, all equally mumbo jumbo? All that bowing 'n scraping in Westminster Cathedral! Get real! The New Mass is here to stay and I think the Cardinal is really saying that. Like the true diplomat he was able to give certain assurances to the Latin Mass Society but they amount to nothing in practice. It is obvious that he is a moderniser like the Holy Father, how can he not be?

  2. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Would the moderator of this blog like to give some publicity to the upcoming 5th annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Cape, Canada's national shrine to the Blessed Virgin in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec.
    This 100 km pilgrimage on foot is for persons of robust physical condition.
    Mass is celebrated in the Extraordinary Rite and the chaplains are members of the FSSP.
    Most of the organizers are members of St. Clement Parish, Ottawa.
    The website is
    Jubilate Deo!
    CP Champion

  3. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Annonymus 1 is talking rubbish, no wonder he will not even give his/her regular psuedonym. The last but one NOM I attended had the parish priest stating that Communion was a shared meal and his church the best cafe in town.


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