Fr. William Rock


Our Lady, Queen of Apostles

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In the traditional Roman Missal, there is a section near the back which contains Masses…

The Times of Mass

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP “What time is Mass?” is a question heard frequently enough in Catholic households.  Such a…

Eucatastrophe: Tolkien’s Catholic View of Reality

by Fr. Kent Grealy, F.S.S.P. “Eucatastrophe” is a word coined by J.R.R. Tolkien in his important essay On Fairy Stories….

Purim and Lent – Esther and Cecilia

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As discussed previously, the traditional Roman liturgy preserves, incorporates, and elevates elements of worship from…

The Mass of the Flight into Egypt

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP In editions preceding the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal, in the section for Masses…

Exemplaric Baptism

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP The word “Epiphany” comes from the Greek “ἐπιφάνεια,” [epipháneia] which means “manifestation,” and the Feast…

Benjaminite Comites

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP The three Feasts following Christmas – St. Stephen, St. John the Apostle, and the Holy…

Advent – Preparation not Anticipation

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As early as the day after Halloween, Christmas music begins to be heard.  Perhaps even…

Praying for the Dead and the Requiem Mass

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they…

Preparing for Mass According to the Four Ends of Prayer

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Touching on the participation of the faithful in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Pope…