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Sign the Petition "Stop the Ban on the Traditional Latin Mass"

You are now able to join the names who wrote the newest "Agatha Christie Letter" petitioning for the Traditional Latin Mass.

Composer Sir James MacMillan has started the Petition here: join it now.

Fifty Reasons Why the Dicastery for Divine Worship Prohibited the Traditional Mass at Covadonga

The following article by Luis López Valpuesta appeared in Spanish on July 12, 2024 at Infovaticana.

Father John Berg Elected as Fraternity of Saint Peter Superior General

 For a new term of six years, bringing with him his past accomplished experience as Superior General.

FSSP communiqué:

Election of the Superior General of the Fraternity


Published 11 July 2024


Communiqué of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Wednesday, July 10, 2024, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska, USA

Guest Article: “The Great Loss: Or, the Pontificate of Jorge Bergoglio”

The following analysis, originally in German (here) and submitted to Rorate Caeli in an authorized English translation, is the finest synopsis of the pontificate and the theology of Pope Francis that I have yet seen. We are very pleased to present it here. ~ PAK

The "Abrahamic Family House" promoted by Pope Francis

The Great Loss: Or, the Pontificate of Jorge Bergoglio

By Vigilius[1]

Thousands of Spanish Pilgrims to Be Denied Traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of Covadonga

The Dicastery of Divine Worship notified the Archdiocese of Oviedo that the pilgrims of Nuestra Señora de la Cristiandad are forbidden, at the end of their pilgrimage, to celebrate the TLM in the great historic shrine of Covadonga, as they have peacefully and fervently done the past three years. Here are a couple of photos from last year, showing the large numbers, and the poster for 2024:

Spiritual Bouquet Participants Share Why They Love the TLM

Responses have come pouring in from around the world since last month’s announcement of the second Missae pro Missa worldwide campaign for the preservation of the Traditional Latin Mass.

An “Agatha Christie” Petition for Our Age: Great Names of Public Life and Culture sign Open Letter in Defense of the Latin Mass

The great news is brought by Damian Thompson, who reports on Twitter/X on the open letter to be published tomorrow at The Times (London):

Thread: Famous names including Bianca Jagger, Lord Lloyd-Webber, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Princess Michael of Kent, Sir Andras Schiff, Tom Holland, Lady Antonia Fraser and many others appeal to the Vatican to save the Traditional Latin Mass in a letter to the Times tomorrow.


Letter implores the Holy See not to impose further 'unnecessary and insensitive' restrictions on the TLM. Other signatories: Sir Nicholas Coleridge, Sir Stephen Hough, Sir Paul Smith, Dame Mitsuko Uchida and one of the letter's organisers, Sir James MacMillan.


Full list of signatories asking Rome to save the Traditional Latin Mass:

New Collection of Insightful Interviews with Bishop Schneider

Over the years, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has granted many illuminating interviews that offer guidance, challenge, and comfort to the storm-tossed faithful.

This new volume — A Shepherd Solicitous for the Whole Church: Bishop Athanasius Schneider in Conversation with Dániel Fülep & Others — collects seven of them for the first time in one place: two substantial interviews conducted with His Excellency by the Hungarian theologian Dániel Fülep, plus five others, shorter but no less potent.

In wide-ranging exchanges, we hear Bishop Schneider reflecting on versus populum • the validity of the new sacramental rites • celibacy • patriarchy • women’s ordination • papal elections • papolatry • Amoris Laetitia La Salette • the conversion of Russia • the European Union • migration • Islam • the conversion of the Jews • Freemasonry • modernism • aggiornamento • the SSPX • the Neocatechumenal Way • praying the Rosary during Mass • Pius X’s reform of the breviary • episcopal conferences • and much else besides.

Why is the Traditional Latin Mass So Hated? - Op-Ed

by Father Enda*
Vision of Tuy

Amongst all women one alone was chosen to be His Mother, who is The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mediatrix of All Graces. No other. Chosen from amongst all other holy Virgins.

Amongst all instruments one alone was chosen to be His Katechon, ("what witholdeth" (2 Thess. 2:6-7 -singular), which is the Latin Rite Mass of the Ages. No other. Chosen from amongst all other holy rites.