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The Times of Mass

April 10, 2023

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

March 25, 2023

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

March 8, 2023

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

February 17, 2023

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

Advent – Preparation not Anticipation

November 21, 2022

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

October 25, 2022

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

September 13, 2022

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

Use, Representation, and Being – The Rational Elevation of Material Creation in Man’s Worship

August 22, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP Man is called to worship the True God “in spirit and in truth” (Joh 4:23). …

“These things were done exactly as the Lord had commanded Moses.”

June 14, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP After the Hebrews left Egypt, Moses ascended Mount Sinai while the people remained below.  On…

Marcus Tullius Cicero and the Traditional Latin Mass

May 31, 2022

by Fr. William Rock, FSSP As the name suggests, the Traditional Latin Mass is mostly prayed in Latin.  While there…