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Should Catholics Attend the New Mass? – Part I or II – Episode 14 – SSPX FAQ Series

Many Catholics wonder if they should attend the New Mass, especially to fulfill their Sunday Obligation. In these videos, we’re going to show: 1) what the Sunday Obligation is and its limits and then 2) why Catholics are not obliged to attend the New Mass and should even avoid it. First we must understand what… Read More »

Should Catholics Attend the New Mass? – Part II of II – Episode 15 SSPX FAQ Videos

As we examined in our previous video, “What is the Novus Ordo Missae?” The New Mass was created after Vatican II, under the influence of Fr. Annibale Bugnini and Pope Paul VI, both of whom wanted a liturgy that was ecumenical and would not be a “stumbling block” to Protestants. This goal was accomplished with… Read More »

Catholic Mass Facing East vs Facing the People

Many ancient cultures believed east to be the direction of new life… ..several temples and monuments were built to face the rising sun Jewish tradition also revered the cardinal direction. Man’s first home, Eden, was situated in the east. The tents used by the tribe of Judah during the desert wanderings were oriented eastward as… Read More »

Gregorian Chant: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Our Gregorian chant Mass at st. Andrews is a bit unique. It really started with that request from my priest, to have Gregorian chant once a month in our parish. We are a Novus Ordo framework but the music is Latin. The priest still presides in English, and so what that does for the congregation… Read More »