Traditional Latin Mass

Our Lady of Christendom is an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Covadonga (Asturias) that takes place around the feast of St. James the Apostle (July 25), patron saint of Spain. / Credit: Our Lady of Christendom Pilgrimage

Vatican Prohibits Customary Traditional Latin Mass for Pilgrims in Spain 

Jul 9, 2024

The organizers of the fourth edition of the pilgrimage announced the prohibition in a July 6 post on X.

Canonization Mass on May 15, 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Publishes Letter on Liturgy to Foster “power of the Christian celebration”

Jun 30, 2022

The 15-page apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, was published on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon. Claude Truong-Ngoc via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Vatican Asks for Suspension of Ordinations in French Diocese after a “fraternal visit”

Jun 3, 2022

The Vatican has asked a diocese in southern France to suspend its ordinations of priests and deacons scheduled for this month after a “fraternal visit” of the diocese.

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in the Apostolic Palace on May 7, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "It’s not possible to worship God while making the liturgy a battleground"

May 8, 2022

Pope Francis said that the liturgy should not be “a battleground” for “outdated issues.”

A priest celebrates the traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica of St. Pancras in Rome. Thoom/Shutterstock

Vatican Corrects "extraordinary form"’ Error in New Constitution

Mar 28, 2022

The Vatican constitution now refers to ‘the liturgical books prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council.’

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome. Thoom/Shutterstock

Holy See Further Tightens Restrictions on Traditional Latin Mass: Vatican’s Liturgy Office

Dec 18, 2021

The explanatory document, which bans confirmations and ordinations according to pre-Vatican II Roman Missals, was published Dec. 18 with Pope Francis’ approval.

Cardinal Walter Kasper./ CNA/Bohumil Petrik.

German Cardinal Says Traditional Latin Mass was Source of Division, Scandal in Parishes

Jul 24, 2021

German prelate Cardinal Walter Kasper argued that the Traditional Latin Mass was a source of division and scandal within parishes in an interview about Traditionis Custodes with the National Catholic Register on Thursday, July 22, 2021.