November 2019 Edition Now Available – Preview HERE
Dear Friends of Catholic Tradition,
This month marks the sad anniversary of a major wound inflicted upon the Church of Christ. Pope Paul VI, in an act that should in and of itself have disqualified him for consideration of beatification or canonization, ruptured the unbroken liturgical tradition of the Roman Rite as of Nov. 30, 1969. On that date, the First Sunday of Advent, the Mass of All Ages was virtually eclipsed by what Pope Benedict XVI would later call a “banal on-the-spot product.” Never before in the history of the Church had a completely new rite, created by a committee of “experts” including six Protestants, replaced an “received and approved rite” (Canon XIII of the seventh session of the Council of Trent). As Benedict XVI would confirm 38 years later, Paul VI’s illegal attempt to abolish the True Mass was ineffective and the “received and approved rite” commonly known as the Tridentine Mass was always permitted to be offered (see Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, art. 1).
As the Catholic patriots of the West Country in England who resisted the New Rite of Thomas Cranmer proclaimed: “It is the Mass that matters.” They understood if you destroy the Mass, you will destroy the Faith. That is why Catholic Family News has always had, and will continue to have, as its fundamental mission to defend and promote both the Traditional Latin Mass and the perennial doctrine of the Church. The two are inseparable.
Because the attack on the Mass in 1969 was an unprecedented attack on the Faith, CFN dedicated its conference in May 2019 to the theme of “Fifty Years of Problems with the New Mass”. For an entire weekend, participants explored all of the consequences of the deep wound inflicted upon the Body of Christ in 1969. The conference covered various aspects of the New Mass, from the question of its legitimacy to its new music and new priests.
Because this opposition to the New Mass and this fidelity to the True Mass is at the heart of our mission, we want to share the message of our 2019 conference as widely as possible. To encourage the distribution of the audio recordings of the conference, we are happy to offer a 50% discount on purchases of the conference lectures (either in CD form on digital download) to anyone who subscribes or renews a subscription to Catholic Family News during this time in which we observe this 50-year anniversary. If you subscribe or renew from November 1st through December 15th, you will be able to purchase CDs of the conference or digital downloads from our website, at a 50% discount.
Ad Christum per Mariam,
Brian M. McCall, Editor-in-Chief