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Ten Years Without Michael Davies

22 September, 2014 0 Comments

by Leo Darroch, Rorate Caeli

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Michael Davies, Latin Mass Hero
– and a list of his works

‘I have been profoundly touched by the news of the death of Michael Davies. I had the good fortune to meet him several times and I found him as a man of deep faith and ready to embrace suffering. Ever since the Council he put all his energy into the service of the Faith and left us important publications especially about the Sacred Liturgy. Even though he suffered from the Church in many ways in his time, he always truly remained a man of the Church. He knew that the Lord founded His Church on the rock of St Peter and that the Faith can find its fullness and maturity only in union with the successor of St Peter. Therefore we can be confident that the Lord opened wide for him the gates of heaven. We commend his soul to the Lord’s mercy.’

Michael Davies (

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,
9 November 2004.

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Eucharistic Prayer Composed in Trattoria

20 September, 2014 0 Comments

By Sandro Magister and Rorate Caeli, September 2014

“The unbelievable scene is not unknown, it has been mentioned elsewhere before, but now confirmed in the published recollections of one of the two men involved: during the mad rush to have the Novus Ordo Missae (the New Mass of Paul VI)  ready as soon as possible, the Consilium, the 1963-1970 organization charged with the upheaval and destruction of the Roman Rite under the guise of “reform” and under the control mostly of Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, had reached a new level of ignominy in composing a new “canon”. The draft was so bad and dangerous that the new Eucharistic Prayer had to be rewritten in a hurry and at the last minute during a late-night meeting by two men in a Roman restaurant.”

One of these, perhaps?


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Sacred Music in Secular Society

7 August, 2014 0 Comments

Reviewed by Peter J Leithart, First Things, 8 July 2014.


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Summorum Pontificum, Seven Years on.

30 July, 2014 0 Comments

By Nicholas Frankovich | First Things | 9 July  2014

An unexpected blessing of the liturgical developments that have sidelined the Mass of the Ages for the past half-century is that when we return to it now we see it with fresh eyes.


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Bishop Athanasius Schneider in England

10 June, 2014 0 Comments
Bishop Athanasius Schneider in England

By Sarah Atkinson| Catholic Herald/Latin Mass Society | May  2014

Liturgy, Family, the Great Crisis of the Church


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