Monday, 30 March 2020

Guides to the Sacraments under lockdown

St Charles Borromeo ministering to victims of the plague in Milan
The Latin Mass Society has published these short but comprehensive guides to the Sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance, and Baptism, while getting access to priests is restricted or impossible, in light of the Extraordinary Form and the Traditional Practice and Discipline of the Church.

Holy Communion

What is a perfect act of contrition? What value has watching a live-streamed Mass? When would it be justified to baptise infants in the absence of a priest? Is it possible to gain indulgences if one can't go to Communion? What is the ceremony of 'supplying the ceremonies' after an emergency bapism?

Your questions are answered.

Friday, 27 March 2020

New Prefaces and new Saints for the EF: Press Release

PDF version here.

Press Release:
CDF Decrees on new Prefaces and Saints for the Extraordinary Form
From the President and Officers of the FIUV
26th March 2020

Yesterday the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), now exercising the functions of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, has issued two decrees, one on Prefaces to be added to the 1962 Missal (Quo Magis), and the other on the possibility of saints, canonised since 1962 to have Masses celebrated in their honour (Cum Sanctissima). (English summary here.)

The Federation was consulted on both issues, and we would like to thank the CDF for taking the views of our members into account in developing these decrees.

The Federation welcomes in particular the possibility of making a liturgical commemoration of saints canonised since 1962, without excessive disruption to the Sanctoral Calendar as it has come down to us. We wish, however, to issue some notes of caution.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gregorius Magnus 8 published

The new edition of the Federation's magazine Gregorius Magnus is now available: number 8.

It can be downloaded here.

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With best wishes for Advent and Christmas!

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Photos of the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome, 25-27th October


Above: Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus Toulon celebrating Mass in Sta Trinita on Sunday 27.


Mass in the Pantheon on Friday 25

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

New Council and Officers elected At 2019 General Assembly

At the General Assembly held in Rome on Saturday 26th October, 
the following were confirmed as the Officers and Council of the Federation:

President: Felipe Alanís Suárez (Una Voce México)

President d'Honneur:
Jacques Dhaussy (Una Voce France)

Vice Presidents: 
Patrick Banken (Una Voce France)
Jack Oostveen (Ecclesia Dei Delft, The Netherlands)

Secretary: Joseph Shaw (Latin Mass Society, England and Wales)
Treasurer: Monika Rheinschmitt (Pro Missa Tridentina, Germany)

David Reid (Una Voce Canada)
Oleg-Michael Martynov (Una Voce Russia)
Jarosław Syrkiewicz (Una Voce Polonia)
Jaime Alcalde (Una Voce Chile)
Eduardo Colon (Una Voce Puerto Rico)
Fabio Marino (Una Voce Italia)
João Silveira (UV Portugal)
Prof. Riccardo Turrini Vita (Una Voce Italia)

Delegates at the General Assembly, held at the Rezidenza Madri Pie, Rome