Saturday, 18 November 2017


Temptation of Christ by Vasily Surikov
Pope St John Paul II noted that the New Age Movement rejects a ‘rationalistic religiosity’, and for this reason its adherents can find attractive the mystery, ritual, chant, of the Extraordinary Form, and its incarnational character. The Extraordinary Form can in turn help to free those attracted by the New Age from Pelagianism, by its consistent stress on our need for grace; from their spiritual subjectivism, by its objectivity; and from any connections with the Occult, by its evident spiritual power. The potential attraction of the ancient liturgy for New Age adherents is also suggested by the many converts to the Faith from the ‘decadent’ Romanticism of the late 10th century, and from Hermeticism, both precursor movements of the New Age. . . . . . .

The 31st in the FIUV Position Papers series, called The Extraordinary Form and New Age is now available in the FIUV Positio section.

Friday, 15 September 2017

General Assembly 2017: Officers and Council

Today the FIUV closed meeting elected or confirmed the following Officers and Council

President: Felipe Alanís Suárez  (Una Voce México)

President d'Honneur: Professor Count Neri Capponi; 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)

Oleg-Michael Martynov (Una Voce Russia)
Jarosław Syrkiewicz (Una Voce Polonia)
Derik Castillo (Una Voce México)
Andris Amolins (Una Voce Latvija)
Eduardo Colón (Una Voce Puerto Rico)
Fabio Marino (Una Voce Italia)
Egons Morales Piña (Una Voce Casablanca, Chile)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

FIUV Open Forum 2017 in Rome.

The Fœderatio Internationalis Una Voce is pleased to invite you to it's Open Forum this next Saturday 16 of September in the City of Rome, that will be preceded by the main activities of the International Pilgrimage Summorum Pontificum 2017.

The order of the day will be:


1.      9:00 Eucharistic Adoration in the church Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova), Piazza Chiesa Nuova, 00186 Roma
2.      9:45 Solemn procession through the streets of Rome, guided by The Most Reverend Abp. Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei Opening prayer. Singing of Veni Creator Spiritus.
3.      11:00 Pontifical High Mass in the Basilica of St. Peters, choir directed by Maestro Aurelio Porfiri


The Open Forum its a great opportunity for Lay People and Clerics interested in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite to share their experiences and get to know people from all around the world that work in the promotion of the Usus Antiquor. The appointment is in CASA TRA NOI, Via di Monte del Gallo, 113, 00165 Roma, Italia 

5.      18:00 Presentation of Paix Liturgique regarding the International Surveys about Traditional Latin Mass made in recent years.
6.      18:45 Presentation of Mr. Leo Darrochs new book on the History of the FIUV
7.      19:30 Arrival of His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke. Message of His Eminence to attendants and Blessing.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

"Die Teilnahme von Kindern an Meßfeiern in der außerordentlichen Form des Römischen Ritus"

Erstkommunion in Stuttgart, St.Albert
First Holy Communion in Stuttgart, St. Albert Church
"Die Teilnahme von Kindern an Meßfeiern in der außerordentlichen Form des Römischen Ritus" ist ein wichtiges Thema für die traditionellen Gemeinden auf der ganzen Welt.

Lesen Sie hier eine deutsche Übersetzung des im Dezember auf Englisch erschienenen Positionspapiers Nr. 30 THE PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AT THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM.

Die deutsche Übersetzung wurde zuerst im Magazin "Dominus vobiscum" (Nr. 14, März 2017) veröffentlicht, das herausgegeben wird von "Pro Missa Tridentina", der Laienvereinigung für den klassischen römischen Ritus in der Katholischen Kirche.

Monday, 26 December 2016


View from the choir loft,
St William of York, Reading,
with the FSSP

Since the Extraordinary Form attracts many young families, celebrations are often characterised by the presence of many children. The EF cannot be adapted to children in the way the Ordinary Form sometimes is, but it has certain advantages in respect to children, notably its use of non-verbal forms of communication, the predictability of the Rites, and the relative informality of the congregation during Mass. The powerful impression made on children by the solemn and expressive ceremonies finds a precedent in the experiences of children in Scripture, when they attended the solemn reading of the Law, were blessed by our Lord, and when they proclaimed His Kingship at the Entry into Jerusalem. These also point to the objective value of the liturgy to children, including the many blessings given to the congregation in the liturgy. Above all, a consistent experience of the liturgy, with adults offering a model of an appropriate engagement with it, is a ‘school of prayer’ for children, as for adults.. . . . . . .

The 30th in the FIUV Position Papers series, called The Participation of Children at the Extraordinary Form is now available in the FIUV Positio section.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Thousands of Catholics from France
and other countries participate in the annual pilgrimage
from Paris to Chartres, attending Holy Mass
in the Extraordinary Form every day.
It has been argued that the Extraordinary Form excludes the laity from liturgical participation by accommodating only a limited number of formal liturgical roles for the laity: thus they can be servers, but not readers or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. This claim is itself linked to accusations of ‘clericalism’. This paper shows that the formal liturgical roles are not intended to promote participation, but rather the worthy celebration of the liturgy, and the danger today, condemned notably by Pope St John Paul II and Pope Francis, is rather a clericalist ‘clericalisation’ of the laity, which seeks, on the basis of a perception that clerics alone in the Church have authority and prestige, to make an elite of the laity an adjunct of the clerical class. The clear demarcation between clerics and laity in the Extraordinary Form facilitates a strong sense of the proper lay role, of conforming the home and the worlds of work and politics to Christ. . . . . . .

The 29th in the FIUV Position Papers series, called The Role of the Laity in the Extraordinary Form is now available in the FIUV Positio section.