Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Another Mass for Persecuted Christians

We are delighted to publicise the details of this Mass sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Woodlawn Council 2161.

Friday, 11 September 2015, 7:00 PM
Votive Mass Against the Heathen
(Holy Rosary & Confessions begin at 6:30 PM)

St. Titus Church
952 Franklin Avenue, Aliquippa PA 15001

Celebrant: Fr. Ladis J. Cizik

Sponsored by:
Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161
Traditional Latin Mass Guild

ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, in Whose hand are the power and government of every realm; look upon and help the Christian people, that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might, may be crushed by the power of Thy Right Hand.  Through our Lord.  (Collect.  Mass Against the Heathen.)

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Instaurare omnia in Christo”,
as seen on this commemorative medal
from the pontificate of St. Pius X, was his motto;
it translates as “To Restore All Things in Christ”.
The restoration of the ancient form of the Roman Rite to the altars of our churches might be criticised on two grounds: that such ‘restoration’ is contrary to the spirit of ‘reform’ called for by the Second Vatican Council; and that the notion of ‘tradition’ implies continuity, not the restoration of what has been lost or discontinued. On the first question, the language of the Council, in accord with the language of the Magisterium over many centuries, is always of ‘restoration’—instauratio—although this is also translated as ‘reform’. To make ready for the needs of the day is always to ‘restore’, going back into the tradition. On the question of tradition and continuity, the Second Vatican Council is again a source indicating the possibility of restoring what has been discontinued, ‘ad pristinam sanctorum Patrum normam’, and the restoration of the Extraordinary Form to renewed use is in fact a much more modest project of restoration than the restoration to use of texts and ceremonies in the context of the Holy Week reform of 1955, and the creation of the 1970 Missal. . . . . . .

The 27th in the FIUV Position Papers series, called Tradition, Reform, and Restoration is now available in the FIUV Positio section.

Thursday, 13 August 2015


There definitely is no shortage of men
during the annual walking pilgrimage to Walsingham,
organized by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales
(this photo is from year 2014), or any other similar event.
Sociologists of religion have observed that Catholic congregations are lacking in men; a 2005 survey found 37% of congregations to be male. The Extraordinary Form is more successful in attracting and retaining men, typical congregations comprising about 55% males. The importance of fathers in Catholic families underscores the importance of the effect, and the contribution to the evangelisation of men which can be made by this Form of the Mass. This phenomenon fits into a wider pattern of the more demanding religious groups, making use of formal liturgies which emphasise the transcendent, having more success attracting men than liturgically informal, community-oriented groups. The Extraordinary Form is also connected with a set of traditional devotions, notably the walking pilgrimage, particularly attractive to men and to the young. . . . . . .

The 26th in the FIUV Position Papers series, called The Extraordinary Form and Men is now available in the FIUV Positio section.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

FIUV President on the Chartres Pilgrimage

James Bogle, with FIUV Treasurer Joseph Shaw, who was also on the pilgrimage.
The Chartres Pilgrimage - in which 8 - 10,000 pilgrims walk 100 km from Paris to Chartres - is the biggest event of the Traditional Catholic calendar. Groups from all over France, and from beyond, take part. James Bogle, President of the FIUV, has a long association with the Chapters recruited from England and Wales: 'Our Lady of Walsingham', of which he is deputy chef de chapitre, and St Alban.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Ars Celebrandi 2015 - TLM Workshops in Poland

The 2nd edition of Ars Celebrandi workshops will be organized by Una Voce Polonia in August 2015.

About Ars Celebrandi 2014

The workshops took place in the largest Marian shrine in Poland, in Licheń. Within the framework of these workshops, we offered courses in traditional celebration for priests, courses for altar boys on various levels and musical workshops embracing the Gregorian Chant and the polyphonic music. It appeared quickly that the demand for such events is very large and the number of applicants went far beyond our expectations. The national workshops became international; there were 150 participants from Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia and France. One of the churches on the premises of the shrine was made available to us. In this church, the celebrations in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, Holy Masses in the Dominican Rite,  canonical hours and a number of services and processions were taking place all week. Patronage was granted by the local bishop and a number of Catholic media. The collaboration with professional musicians specialising in the traditional Church music also proved to be very successful. 10 out of 30 priests who took part in the workshops celebrated their first Mass in the old rite. We can proudly say that Ars Celebrandi has become the largest event of this sort in Central Eastern Europe and the range and the results of our work contribute in a visible way to promoting the traditional liturgy and spirituality in our region.

Video with movies from Ars Celebrandi 2014

Support for Ars Celebrandi 2015

Should you wish to offer us your financial support for the purpose of organising the workshops in 2015, you can transfer your donations to the following bank account of Una Voce Polonia:

PL 81 2130 0004 2001 0597 9745 0002
or via PayPal: uvp@unavocepolonia.pl

About the Licheń Basilica 
The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń [ˈlixɛɲ] is a Roman Catholic church located in the village of Licheń Starynear Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was built between 1994 and 2004. The construction was funded by pilgrims' donations.[1] With a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height, it is one of the tallest and largest churches in the world. The history of the foundation of the church dates back to 1813, when Tomasz Kłossowski a Polish soldier fighting under Napoleon near Leipzig was seriously wounded. He invoked Our Lady, begging her not to let him die in a foreign land. According to legend, she appeared to him wearing a golden crown, a dark red gown, with a golden mantle, and holding a white eagle in her right hand. She comforted the soldier and promised he would recover and return to Poland.[2] Tomasz was instructed to have an image of her made, and to place the image in a public place so that My people will pray before this image and shall draw many graces at My hands in the hardest times of trial.[3]
With the nave 120 meters long and 77 meters wide, with a central dome 98 meters high, and with a tower 141.5 metres tall, it is Poland's largest church and one of the largest churches in the world. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland whose icon, perhaps dating back to the 18th century, is displayed in the basilica's main altar. It is one of Poland's principal pilgrimage sites.
(source: wikipedia)

Photo: wikipedia / Krzysztof Mizera