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‘There’s something very solemn and very reverent going on in a way that I have never experienced in a Protestant church’

The traditional Requiem is unremittingly bracing, calling us to contemplate the fearful mystery of death

‘They are neither nostalgic nor embittered nor encumbered by the ecclesiastical battles of recent decades’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/09/17

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Here’s how the Catholic Herald greeted the release of Summorum Pontificum in July 2007

How one parish experienced a rebirth by bringing back traditional practices

What matters most is the enrichment of the Novus Ordo, which can happen independently of any changes to the Old Rite

The cardinal’s plan is well intentioned, but the new lectionary and calendar would be too confusing if applied to the Old Rite

Despite predictions of chaos and division, Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio has enriched the church

On the feast of Pentecost, he will celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form