Pope Benedict revives The Tridentine Mass from 1570–1572, ok’d by the Council of Trent, contained in the 1962 Roman Missal
Pope Poised To Revive Latin Mass, Official Says
By Alan Cooperman 10/13/2006
Old rite wins new Mass appeal July 30, 2007
“Don’t pray at Holy Mass, but pray the Holy Mass.”
—Pope Saint Pius X
Listing of Latin Mass Churches and Communities
This page was updated on January 9, 2012. “…Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (previously called the Latin, traditional or Tridentine Mass per the 1962 Missal) in the USA and Canada.
Mel Gibson and the Latin Mass
Exactly what type of Catholic is Mel Gibson?
“…Several years ago, Mel Gibson told the press: ”I go to an all-pre-Vatican II Latin mass…”
“According to various sources, Gibson shares many beliefs of the Traditionalist Catholic movement which rejects some or all reforms started by the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.
“…Mel Gibson funded the construction of a church not affiliated with the local Roman Catholic diocese, the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura, California. This church conducts a Latin mass and observes Traditionalist Catholic doctrine.”
‘The Passion’…for its author, is a Mass 2/18/2004
Vittorio Messori on Mel Gibson’s Work
The Passion of Mel Gibson 02/20/04
Why evangelicals are cheering a movie with profoundly Catholic sensibilities. by David Neff
The Return of the Latin Mass October 12, 2006
By Jeff Israely, Rome and David Van Biema, New York
The Roman Church still believes the Eucharist is
Jesus’ real body and real blood
John Paul 2 and the Eucharist
On the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist
Promulgated by Pope John Paul II on February 24, 1980
“…Therefore in eucharistic Communion we receive Christ, Christ Himself; and our union with Him…brings it about that in Him we are also associated in the unity of His body which is the Church.
Only in this way…is there brought about that building up of the Church, which in the Eucharist truly finds its “source and summit,” according to the well-known expression of the Second Vatican Council.”
On the Way to Jesus Christ
by Joseph Ratzinger, Current Pope
This book…concludes with reflections on Jesus’ Presence in the Holy Eucharist, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s presentation of the Christian mystery as seen through the Catechism’s dynamic view of Sacred Scripture.
Chapter 6. Daily Bread and Eucharistic Bread:
A meditation for the Feast of Corpus Christi
Chapter 7. Eucharist–Communio–Solidarity:
Christ Present and Active in the Blessed Sacrament
On the Eucharist, “‘Treasure’ of the Church”
From Benedict XVI’s address at Vatican City,
June 18, 2006.
“The Eucharist is, in fact, the “treasure” of the Church, the precious heritage that her Lord has left her. And the Church guards this heritage with the greatest care, celebrating it daily in the holy Mass, adoring it in churches and chapels, distributing it to the sick, and as viaticum to those on their last journey.
“…the Eucharist is the Lord Jesus…
“…the Eucharist also has cosmic value: The transformation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ constitutes, in fact, the principle of divinization of creation itself.
“This is why the feast of Corpus Christi is characterized particularly by the tradition of carrying the Blessed Sacrament in procession, a gesture full of meaning.
“By carrying the Eucharist through the streets and squares, we wish to submerge the bread descended from heaven in the everyday of our lives; we want Jesus to walk where we walk; to live where we live. Our world, our lives, must become his temple…
“Mary is the “Eucharistic woman…Let us pray to the Virgin that all Christians may deepen their faith in the Eucharistic mystery, so that they live in constant communion with Jesus…”
College Student steals “Jesus” (the consecrated host)
The Student That Stole The Body of Christ
University of Central Florida student, Webster Cook, took the Eucharist, a small wafer that represents the Body of Christ during communion, out of the church to show a friend a sample of the wafer. Now the student claims that he fears for his life, reporting that he has received death threats and other disturbing messages from Catholic enthusiasts…
Catholic League comments:
Florida Student Abuses Eucharist July 7, 2008
“…Catholic League president Bill Donohue offered the following remarks today:
“For a student to disrupt Mass by taking the Body of Christ hostage—regardless of the alleged nature of his grievance—is beyond hate speech. That is why the UCF administration needs to act swiftly and decisively in seeing that justice is done. All options should be on the table, including expulsion.”
“Body Of Christ’ Returned To Church After Student Receives Email Threats: July 9, 2008 Orange County, FL
The Roman Catholic Church wants All, Everyone (that means YOU) to celebrate the Eucharist as “Jesus’ Real blood and body”
Ecumenism ultimately points toward a common Eucharist,
Pope tells Christians Sydney, July 18, 2008 (CNA)
Fifteen leaders of the Australian Christian church met the Pope in an Ecumenical event held in the St. Mary’s Cathedral Crypt on Friday morning. In his address to the church leaders, Benedict XVI called on them to not view doctrine as divisive since that view can prevent Christians from working to improve the world…
While Baptism is the starting point for ecumenical dialogue, the Pope said that, “The road of ecumenism ultimately points towards a common celebration of the Eucharist. We can be sure that a common Eucharist one day would only strengthen our resolve to love and serve one another in imitation of our Lord.”
“They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”
“They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”—Psalm 14:3
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”—Luke 4:18 (Isaiah 61:1)
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”—Luke 19:10