Pope St. Pius V: "...in virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used." —Quo Primum


Anonymous: "The Latin Mass does not cause divisions, but it does reveal them."


Pope Bendict XIV: What was sacred for prior generations, remains sacred and great for us as well, and cannot be suddenly prohibited altogether or even judged harmful.”


Will Durant: "The sanity of the individual lies in the continuity of his memory, the sanity of a group lies in the continuity of its traditions."


Roger Scruton: "In discussing tradition, we are not discussing arbitrary rules and conventions. We are discussing answers that have been discovered to enduring questions."


Gustav Mahler: "Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire."


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Learn how to participate in the Holy Mass at the highest level. Bd. Francis Palau, OCD teaches us how to enter into the courtroom of God, opened for hearing cases at the second consecration, and make our case for overcoming evil and the permissions of the devil to harrass the Church and the world. He explains this high level active participation in the Holy Mass in his book The Struggle of the Soul with God. You can either purchase a book from Lulu.com or download it using the links below.

The Struggle of the Soul with God by Bd. Francis Palau, OCD
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Blessed Margaret of Castello & the Eucharist
Read here how the blind from birth Bd. Margaret of Castello saw His Majesty at the Mass from the Consecration to the Communion of the Priest. This shows how the heavenly courtroom is truly open at that time. Let us pray hardest at this part of the Mass, giving Thanks, Praise, and Adoration, as well as making Atonement for our faults and those of others, and finally, setting forth our Petitions to be considered in the heavenly court.
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Complete Works/Writings of Bd. Francis Palau
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A 2014 Vatican Document on the Sensus Fidei provides a possible reason why many flock to the Latin Mass . . .

62. The sensus fidei fidelis also enables individual believers to perceive any disharmony, incoherence, or contradiction between a teaching or practice and the authentic Christian faith by which they live. They react as a music lover does to false notes in the performance of a piece of music. In such cases, believers interiorly resist the teachings or practices concerned and do not accept them or participate in them. ‘The habitus of faith possesses a capacity whereby, thanks to it, the believer is prevented from giving assent to what is contrary to the faith, just as chastity gives protection with regard to whatever is contrary to chastity.’

63. Alerted by their sensus fidei, individual believers may deny assent even to the teaching of legitimate pastors if they do not recognise in that teaching the voice of Christ, the Good Shepherd. ‘The sheep follow [the Good Shepherd] because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers’ (Jn 10:4-5). For St Thomas, a believer, even without theological competence, can and even must resist, by virtue of the sensus fidei, his or her bishop if the latter preaches heterodoxy. In such a case, the believer does not treat himself or herself as the ultimate criterion of the truth of faith, but rather, faced with materially ‘authorised’ preaching which he or she finds troubling, without being able to explain exactly why, defers assent and appeals interiorly to the superior authority of the universal Church.

74. In matters of faith the baptised cannot be passive. They have received the Spirit and are endowed as members of the body of the Lord with gifts and charisms ‘for the renewal and building up of the Church’, so the magisterium has to be attentive to the sensus fidelium, the living voice of the people of God. Not only do they have the right to be heard, but their reaction to what is proposed as belonging to the faith of the Apostles must be taken very seriously, because it is by the Church as a whole that the apostolic faith is borne in the power of the Spirit. The magisterium does not have sole responsibility for it. The magisterium should therefore refer to the sense of faith of the Church as a whole. The sensus fidelium can be an important factor in the development of doctrine, and it follows that the magisterium needs means by which to consult the faithful.

75. The connection between the sensus fidelium and the magisterium is particularly to be found in the liturgy. The faithful are baptised into a royal priesthood, exercised principally in the Eucharist, and the bishops are the ‘high priests’ who preside at the Eucharist, regularly exercising there their teaching office, also. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the life of the Church; it is there especially that the faithful and their pastors interact, as one body for one purpose, namely to give praise and glory to God. The Eucharist shapes and forms the sensus fidelium and contributes greatly to the formulation and refinement of verbal expressions of the faith, because it is there that the teaching of bishops and councils is ultimately ‘received’ by the faithful. From early Christian times, the Eucharist underpinned the formulation of the Church’s doctrine because there most of all was the mystery of faith encountered and celebrated, and the bishops who presided at the Eucharist of their local churches among their faithful people were those who gathered in councils to determine how best to express the faith in words and formulas: lex orandi, lex credendi.

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