Friday 22 December 2023

President's Briefing No. 2: International reactions to Fiducia supplicans

From the President: Pope Francis risks his authority over the blessing of irregular unions

In this second President’s Bulletin I wish to consider international reactions to Pope Francis’ recent document, issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, on the blessing of irregular unions (same sex unions, illicit second marriages, and so on). I considered the meaning and intentions of the document in a message to supporters of the Latin Mass Society, here. Links to documents quoted below can be found here.

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Monday 18 December 2023

FIUV Universal Calendar Ordo 2024

The Federation's own Ordo, giving the Mass to be said every day of the year according to the Universal Calendar (1962), is now available as a pdf download here.

Hard copies are now available to buy in the New Year, from the LMS online shop.

The FIUV took up the publication of this Ordo when the PCED, which used to do it, ceased to exist. It is modelled on the old PCED Ordos.

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Wednesday 29 November 2023

Gregorius Magnus 16 publishd

Gregorius Magnus 16 is now available!

See it on ISSUU, optimised for mobile devices.

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This edition includes features on the summer's walking pilgrimages, the TLM and the media, and a new book about the Traditional movement:

The Latin Mass and the Intellectuals: Petitions to Save the Ancient Mass, 1966-2007

(More on the book here)

The deadline for the next issue of Gregorius Magnus is 1st February 2024. Please let us have your local news! We want to hear from all over the world.


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Past issues

On ISSUU, which optimises viewing for mobile devices, the most recent editions are available here.

PDF downloads:

Gregorius Magnus 15

Gregorius Magnus 14

Gregorius Magnus 13

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Friday 10 November 2023

Rome launch of 'The Latin Mass and the Intellectuals'

The Latin Mass and the Intellectuals: Petitions to Save the Ancient Mass 1966-2007. 
Edited by Joseph Shaw; with a Preface by Martin Mosebach.

It was launched at the Pax Liturgia Conference in Rome, 27th October 2023.

If you click on the video below it will start at 3 mins 35 secs and skip the introductory matter.

More about the book hereavailable from Arouca Press (in the USA) and the Latin Mass Society shop (in the UK); and Amazon.


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Tuesday 7 November 2023

Rome Pilgrimage 2023: Photos

The FIUV was delighted to take part in the 2023 'ad Petri Sedem' Pilgrimage. I don't have any photographs of the Vespers in the Pantheon from this year, but here are the other events.

Mass in SS Celso & Julio before the procession, on Saturday.


This church is served by the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.


Wednesday 1 November 2023

FIUV General Assembly 2023


Last weekend the annual Summorum Pontificum 'Ad Petri Sedem' Pilgrimage took place, in which the FIUV participated. Following the singing of Sext in St Peter's, we had our General Assembly in the afternoon. Our General Assemblies take place every two years.

This is rather bad photo of us beginning the meeting by singing the Veni Creator Spiritus. For the first time, we allowed online participation, via Zoom, and about half of those who took part used this option. About 20 member associations attended in total, from all over the world: from Mexico to Japan, from Russia to India, from Canada to Argentina.

As well as other business, the General Assembly (re)elects the President, and members of the Council, of the Federation. Following the General Assembly, the Council (re)elects the Secretary and Treasurer, and can co-opt extra members. The Officers of the Federation are now as follows:

President, Joseph Shaw (Latin Mass Society, England and Wales)

Secretary, Andris Amolins (Una Voce Latvia)

Treasurer, Monika Rheinschmitt (Pro Missa Tridentina, Germany)

The President and Treasurer are the same as last time, but the Secretary is new: perhaps the first time we have had an officer from the Baltic States, though Mr Amolins is a long-standing member of the Council. Here he is with his national flag, outside St Peter's.


You can see the whole Council on the dedicated page of this website here.

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