Laudetur Iesus Christus! Blessed feast of St. Boniface! As Fr. Bean mentioned at Saturday’s Latin Mass, this is an important day for the Germanic speaking peoples, as St. Boniface brought the faith to this rough group of barbarians. He also chopped down their idol, a large oak tree, and asked “How stands your mighty god? My God is stronger than he.” Below are two articles about this great saint martyr and apostle of Germany:
- St. Boniface Apostle of Germany: https://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/06/st-boniface-apostle-of-germany.html
- Dom Prosper Gueranger – St. Boniface: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/june/june-5-st-boniface-apostle-of-germany-bishop-and-martyr/
This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, and in some places, the external solemnity of the feast of Corpus Christi. As a reminder, the Traditional Rite celebrates Corpus Christi, on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Corpus Christi Thursday was, and still is, an important feast day, one that used to be a Holy Day of obligation, and prior to 1955, used to have its own octave, which ends right before the feast of the Sacred Heart. As custom, Dr. Mike Foley has commentary on this feast day:
First Sunday Latin Mass, 3pm at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury
Sunday June 6 is 1st Sunday, and a 3pm Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Sacred Heart parish in Salisbury. The celebrant will be Fr. Robert Ferguson, FSSP.
Feast of the Sacred Heart – this Friday June 11
This Friday is the feast of the Sacred Heart, a major feast day within the Church. To learn more visit Fisheaters.com: https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterpentecost4.html and Dom Prosper Gueranger: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/the-time-after-pentecost/friday-after-the-octave-of-corpus-christi/
Masses for Feast of the Sacred Heart – Friday June 11
7am – (Low): St. Ann
12:30pm (Low): St. Mark
7pm (High): St. Ann – the parish’s annual orchestral Mass
Feast of SS. Peter and Paul –Tuesday June 29: The Cathedral will offer its annual Solemn High Latin Mass at 7pm on June 29. It will be with the Cathedral Choir and feature Missa Brevis in E minor by Carl Heinrich Biber.
Latin Mass & Traditional News
- Pope Pius XII encyclical on the Sacred Heart: With June being the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rorate Caeli has posted excerpts from Pope Pius XII’s 1956 encyclical on the Sacred Heart: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2021/06/draw-living-waters-of-sacred-heart.html#more
- Photos of a Traditional Ordination: The Fraternity of St. Peter, a religious society of priests which offers the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively, recently posted photos of the traditional ordination Mass which was administered by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago: https://fssp.com/fssp-ordinations-2021-photopost/
- Archbishop Viganò Exposes the Great Reset: Another instructive letter by Abp. Viganò on the masonic “Great Reset”, which should sound eerily familiar to those attending the Traditional Latin Mass – as His Excellency notes, this Great Reset was also attempted in the Church in the 1960s. There was an alleged “crisis” that required a “new normal” or a New Order (Novus Ordo) to replace 2,000 years of Church tradition:
In this long series of Great Resets organized by the same elite of conspirators, not even the Catholic Church has managed to escape. Think about it: what did the liturgists of the Council tell us when they wanted to impose the reformed Mass on us? That the people did not understand, that the liturgy had to be made understandable in order to allow for a greater participation of the faithful. And in the name of that prophasis, of that false pretext, they did not simply translate the Apostolic Mass into the vernacular, but instead they invented a different Mass altogether, because they wanted to cancel the primary doctrinal obstacle to ecumenical dialogue with the Protestants, indoctrinating the faithful into the new ecclesiology of Vatican II.
We know that the lie is the emblem of the devil, the distinctive sign of his servants, the hallmark of the enemies of God and the Church. God is Truth; the Word of God is true, and He Himself is God. Speaking the Truth, shouting it from the rooftops, uncovering the deception and its creators is a sacred work, and no Catholic – nor anyone who has still preserved a shred of decency and honor – may shrink from this duty.
Church Documents on the Traditional Latin Mass (1969 – 2019)
As Archbishop Viganò notes, certain liturgists foisted a “Great Reset” on the Church in the 1960s. While they almost succeeded, a small a remnant across the Church banded together and immediately defended and fought for the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass, and its accompanying theology, traditions, customs and culture. That heroic struggle didn’t occur just in Rome or in other faraway places, but also happened right here in Charlotte during the very dark days of the 1970s and 1980s as some of the “old warriors” who sit in our pews on Sunday can tell you. That battle continues to this day, and will continue until the Traditional Latin Mass is fully restored as the Mass of the Roman Rite. A Sunday Latin Mass in a Novus Ordo parish is certainly not a complete victory nor a finality.
At this point however, it might be helpful to understand where we came from, at least from an ecclesiastical perspective, since Vatican II. Although by no means exhaustive, the CLMC has provided a layman’s list and summary of the major Vatican documents affecting the Traditional Latin Mass. One can see the progress traditionalists made in partially restoring the Traditional Latin Mass yet much work and more battles remain. That said, it’s helpful though to pause and see where traditionalists have won some victories – so we can claim even more for the Empire of Christ in the months and years ahead.
To view our page visit: https://charlottelatinmass.org/resources/tlm-documents/