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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 12, 1996
NEW YORK -- A centuries-old form of the Roman Catholic Latin Mass, which was supplanted after the Second Vatican Council a quarter-century ago, will be celebrated tonight in New York City, bringing to the fore many of the complex religious and political discontents fueling conservative Catholicism.With Cardinal John J. O'Connor welcoming worshipers to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Alfons Stickler, the retired head of the Vatican library and archives, will preside at a Solemn High Pontifical Mass using the Tridentine rite.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson and Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson,Los Angeles Times | July 8, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI authorized yesterday wider use of the long-marginalized Latin Mass, a move that delighted Catholic traditionalists but worried others who fear the erosion of important church reforms. Revival of the service, which had largely been supplanted by the modernizing spirit of the Second Vatican Council, also angered Jewish groups because it contains a passage calling for their conversion. In a decree known as a motu propio, essentially a personal decision, the pope urged priests to celebrate a 1962 version of the 16th-century Tridentine Mass when their congregations request it. Until now, priests could use the Latin Mass only with permission from their bishops, which was not always forthcoming.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | February 25, 2007
Dozens of people gather every Sunday morning in the Gothic sanctuary of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church to pray for the future of a tradition that's deeply rooted in the past. Before the Latin prayers begin, they seek God's intercession for the future of the Tridentine Mass - a form of liturgy established in the 16th century but now celebrated only in churches with special permission. If the speculation around the Vatican is right, their prayers might be answered. Rumors have swirled for months that Pope Benedict XVI will formally grant permission to all Catholic churches to perform what's commonly - though incorrectly - known as the Latin Mass.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 28, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a document that would allow more churches to adopt the old Latin Mass that largely faded from use during the 1960s, when the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council opened the door to worship in the local vernacular, Vatican officials say. The revival of the Tridentine Mass has long been promoted by Roman Catholic traditionalists, who say it is more moving, contemplative and historically authentic than the modern Mass....
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson and Tracy Wilkinson and Rebecca Trounson,Los Angeles Times | July 8, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI authorized yesterday wider use of the long-marginalized Latin Mass, a move that delighted Catholic traditionalists but worried others who fear the erosion of important church reforms. Revival of the service, which had largely been supplanted by the modernizing spirit of the Second Vatican Council, also angered Jewish groups because it contains a passage calling for their conversion. In a decree known as a motu propio, essentially a personal decision, the pope urged priests to celebrate a 1962 version of the 16th-century Tridentine Mass when their congregations request it. Until now, priests could use the Latin Mass only with permission from their bishops, which was not always forthcoming.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 28, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI has signed a document that would allow more churches to adopt the old Latin Mass that largely faded from use during the 1960s, when the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council opened the door to worship in the local vernacular, Vatican officials say. The revival of the Tridentine Mass has long been promoted by Roman Catholic traditionalists, who say it is more moving, contemplative and historically authentic than the modern Mass....
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2005
Kim Keller wanted her nine children to experience as many different Masses as possible and took them to services in English and in Spanish at churches throughout the Baltimore region. "We thought it was important they experience different cultures," she said. But the Kellers stopped searching for new services when she heard Mass in Latin at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church. "It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard. We've been coming here ever since," she said yesterday after attending services.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 28, 1997
ELMHURST, Pa. -- Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary seems to float at the top of a steep green hill, looking out at the sky from its perch in the high, flowing mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.The building went up as an orphanage in the 1940s. Later, it became a retreat house for the Scranton Catholic Diocese. Then it fell into disuse. Now it's been resurrected - to an unlikely fate.The chanting that filters down its staircase is the ages-old Gregorian chant, and the men walking its halls wear the long black cassocks that Bing Crosby wore in "The Bells of St. Mary's."
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
The bells rang for 45 minutes at St. Alphonsus Church after the election of a new pope yesterday. A deacon had interrupted the midday mass to whisper into the ear of a priest that a successor to Pope John Paul II had been selected - a prominent conservative cardinal. The news was met with support at Baltimore's bastion of traditional Catholicism. "It's not going to change things here," Monsignor Arthur W. Bastress said later at the 205-year-old downtown church, which proudly declares that it is the only one in the city to regularly celebrate the Latin-language Tridentine Mass, described on the church's Web site as "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven."
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay and Jennifer McMenamin and Liz F. Kay,sun reporters | July 2, 2007
Mary Ellen Lamantia wept through the entire service the first time she attended a traditional Latin Mass. "I felt like I had found my home again," she said of the Tridentine rite she heard at Christmastime in 1979 with other members of St. Hilary Roman Catholic Church. "It's the true Mass, the Mass of the Apostles themselves, handed down 2,000 years ago. It should not - and cannot - be changed." The expected release of a document from Pope Benedict XVI that would allow more churches to celebrate the old Latin Mass has sparked hope among some traditional Catholics for a revival of the quiet and reverent church service that largely faded from use during the 1960s.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporter | February 25, 2007
Dozens of people gather every Sunday morning in the Gothic sanctuary of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church to pray for the future of a tradition that's deeply rooted in the past. Before the Latin prayers begin, they seek God's intercession for the future of the Tridentine Mass - a form of liturgy established in the 16th century but now celebrated only in churches with special permission. If the speculation around the Vatican is right, their prayers might be answered. Rumors have swirled for months that Pope Benedict XVI will formally grant permission to all Catholic churches to perform what's commonly - though incorrectly - known as the Latin Mass.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2005
Kim Keller wanted her nine children to experience as many different Masses as possible and took them to services in English and in Spanish at churches throughout the Baltimore region. "We thought it was important they experience different cultures," she said. But the Kellers stopped searching for new services when she heard Mass in Latin at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church. "It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard. We've been coming here ever since," she said yesterday after attending services.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
The bells rang for 45 minutes at St. Alphonsus Church after the election of a new pope yesterday. A deacon had interrupted the midday mass to whisper into the ear of a priest that a successor to Pope John Paul II had been selected - a prominent conservative cardinal. The news was met with support at Baltimore's bastion of traditional Catholicism. "It's not going to change things here," Monsignor Arthur W. Bastress said later at the 205-year-old downtown church, which proudly declares that it is the only one in the city to regularly celebrate the Latin-language Tridentine Mass, described on the church's Web site as "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven."
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 28, 1997
ELMHURST, Pa. -- Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary seems to float at the top of a steep green hill, looking out at the sky from its perch in the high, flowing mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.The building went up as an orphanage in the 1940s. Later, it became a retreat house for the Scranton Catholic Diocese. Then it fell into disuse. Now it's been resurrected - to an unlikely fate.The chanting that filters down its staircase is the ages-old Gregorian chant, and the men walking its halls wear the long black cassocks that Bing Crosby wore in "The Bells of St. Mary's."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 12, 1996
NEW YORK -- A centuries-old form of the Roman Catholic Latin Mass, which was supplanted after the Second Vatican Council a quarter-century ago, will be celebrated tonight in New York City, bringing to the fore many of the complex religious and political discontents fueling conservative Catholicism.With Cardinal John J. O'Connor welcoming worshipers to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Alfons Stickler, the retired head of the Vatican library and archives, will preside at a Solemn High Pontifical Mass using the Tridentine rite.
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May 27, 2007
WORLD Israeli airstrikes kill five Israeli airstrikes, launched in an effort to stop rocket attacks from the Palestinian group Hamas, killed five militants yesterday. In response, Hamas said it would not consider a truce and called for more attacks on Israel. pg 20a Protests over Latin Mass As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to revive the 16th-century Tridentine Mass, the Latin-language liturgy that was set aside by the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church faces objections from some cardinals, bishops and Jews.
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By JACQUES KELLY | December 23, 2006
I've never met Joe and Peggy Werner, but I endorse their suggestion that a memorable Christmas Eve could be spent in church along Baltimore's Charles Street corridor. They recommended starting early, dropping in here and there, and breaking for dinner. Joe recalled a Christmas Eve experience at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church in Charles Village where gowned hostesses acting as ushers invited him to a post-midnight parish reception.
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