Friday 23 February 2024

President's Briefing 4: the German Synodal Way hits a snag

From the President: The Vatican finally gets tough.

In this fourth President’s Bulletin I look at the Vatican's decisive intervention to prevent the German Bishops setting up a 'Synodal Committee'.

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Thursday 1 February 2024

President's briefing 3: Mass in the Capitol

From the President: A conservative Catholic is baffled by the Traditional Mass

In this third President’s Bulletin I look at reporting of the Traditional Mass that took place in the US Capitol.

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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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Friday 1 December 2023

Introducing: President's Briefings

In order to keep in touch with member associations and supporters, I have initiated a series of 'Briefings'. These are irregular, as they are occasioned by news items, but I am aiming at producing about one a month.

This is the first one.

From the President: in persecution, we triumph

News from the Catholic media and social media platforms is very negative, and most of our member associations are feeling pressure on their activities, due to the implementation of Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter Traditionis custodes.

I have been able to take a global view of the situation in the context of the great gathering of traditional faithful in the Ad Petri Sedem Pilgrimage to Rome and the FIUV's own General Assembly. I have heard from journalists, priests, curial officials, and Una Voce groups from South Africa to Norway, and from Japan to Peru.

One thing stands out: the Traditional Mass is not going away.

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Wednesday 29 November 2023

Gregorius Magnus 16 publishd

Gregorius Magnus 16 is now available!

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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.

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Gregorius Magnus 15

Gregorius Magnus 14

Gregorius Magnus 13

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