Rorate Caeli

1) De Mattei and Lamont in New York
2) De Mattei in DC
3) Annunciation Anniversary Mass at Harvard

Professor Roberto de Mattei, Italian historian and professor, author among others of Il Concilio Vaticano II: una storia mai scritta will visit America in April. Two of his conferences will be in New York and in Washington. (By the way, if you are in or near Paris this Thursday March 13, at 8:15 p.m., Prof. de Mattei will be at a conference hosted by the Centre Saint-Paul of the Institute of the Good Shepherd-IBP, near the Sentier or Bonne Nouvelle Métro stations.)

1) NEW YORK, APRIL 4, 2014. Our longtime friends at the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny will promote a conference with Prof. de Mattei and our frequent contributor Dr. John Lamont  at the Union League Club (38 East 37th Street, New York):

On Friday April 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Union League Club in New York City, the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny will sponsor a brief conference examining postconciliar Catholicism at the end of the generation of Vatican II, featuring lectures by two outstanding Catholic scholars who are well-known for their courageous defense of traditional theological positions, Prof. Roberto de Mattei and Dr. John Lamont.

Dr. Lamont will begin the evening by addressing the problem of the rule of law in the Catholic Church — an important topic made more poignant today by the systemic failures of the abuse crisis. Prof. de Mattei's conference is on "The End of Vatican II in Historial Perspective."

All are welcome to attend; admission is free of charge. The conference will be preceded by Solemn Vespers in the Traditional Roman rite at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan, only 15 minutes from the Union League Club by subway. For more information and detailed directions see the Society's website:

2) WASHINGTON, APRIL 9, 2014. The Lepanto Foundation promotes the Conference “The Second Vatican Council: An Unwritten Story” to be held at the Cosmos Club (2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008), on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Nearest Metro station is Dupont Circle.

RSVP needed. Further details here.


3) CAMBRIDGE, Mass., MARCH 25, 2014. Since before their very first Mass, Rorate has been glad to support our friends promoting the Traditional Latin Mass at the Harvard Catholic Center (29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass.), and now celebrating their third anniversary:

Celebrate with us the third anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass's return to the Harvard Catholic Center. This March 25 at St. Paul's Church, we have a very special evening planned:

7:00 PM: SOLEMN HIGH MASS for the Feast of the Annunciation, celebrated by Fr. Raymond VandeMoortell

After Mass: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, with a meditation by Fr. Kwang Lee on the Incarnation
9:00 PM: Solemn Benediction

***Confession will be available before Mass and during adoration*** Event Facebook page here.