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Latin Mass Society of New Zealand – Statement re Traditionis Custodes

LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND __________________________________________________________________________________ 26 July 2021 The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand, an affiliate of the International Federation Una Voce established in 1965 (FIUV), the world-wide organisation of lay faithful attached to the Traditional Latin Mass hereby endorses their statement released on 19 July 2021.  We share the disappointment expressed in that statement regarding new restrictions on the celebration and promotion of the Traditional Latin Mass as stated in the moto proprio of Pope Francis, Traditionis Custodes: ____________________________________________________________________________________  “…as sons and daughters of the Church we wish to express our sadness over the restrictions on...
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Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce Report for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith The Implementation of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum in Dioceses Around the World 2007-2020.

FIUV Report 2020 Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce Report for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith The Implementation of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum in Dioceses Around the World 2007-2020. In 2020 the Federation presented this report to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to complement reports sent by bishops around the world on the same subject, which had been requested by the CDF at the request of Pope Francis. The Federation’s Report will not be published in full but a good deal of material from it will be published in different places, and this page will...
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Living the Faith Living the Future – International Federation Una Voce

  The Una Voce Federation [of whom we are a member] has taken out an advert in the mass-circulation Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, appearing today, Sunday 4th July.The English text is as following (for other languages see here): Living the faith, living the future: The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite Declaration of the International Federation Una Voce The International Federation Una Voce (FIUV), founded in 1965, brings together associations of the lay faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite (the Traditional Latin Mass). In 2007, the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum recognised the vitality of the traditional liturgy, the...
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Mitigating Infection Risk in the Liturgy – International Una Voce Federation

New article on mitigating infection risk in the liturgy Sergey Budaev, “Safety and Reverence: How Roman Catholic Liturgy Can Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic” Journal of Religion and Health (2021), published 24th May 2021.Among many interesting observations of this article, which cites a great many studies, is that while reception on the tongue does not appear to be more dangerous than reception in the hand, reception kneeling is clearly preferable to reception standing. We reproduce a key passage below; the whole article can be read here (or download the pdf here). The Holy Species used in the Latin Rite is nearly dry and...
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Gregorius Magnus, Spring 2021, International Una Voce Federation

  The latest edition of Gregorius Magnus is now available, for Spring 2021. Gregorius Magnus 11 pdf download On the ISSUU platform It includes a report on the events in Rome last October, in place of the usual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. It also includes a key passage from the French Bishops’ summary report to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, in an English translation published for the first time. As usual it also includes translations of articles from the quarterly magazines of Una Voce France and Pro Missa Tridentina of Germany, as well as...
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Communion and Covid: from the Una Voce Federation

A press release from the FIUV. PDF version here. Foederatio Internationalis  Una Voce Quae patronum invocat sanctum Gregorium Magnum Papam. Press Release: Communion on the Tongue and Epidemic In light of the recent statement (and here) by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, in the United States of America, on social distancing during the reception of Holy Communion, and related issues surrounding the reception of Holy Communion around the world in the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV) would like to make the following observations. In the Ordinary Form, the universal law of the Church gives every Catholic the...
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Gregorius Magnus from the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce

The latest edition of Gregorius Magnus is available for download: Gregorius Magnus is published by the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce. The FIUV is a lay movement within the Catholic Church, founded in Rome in 1965 and erected formally in Zürich in January 1967.  The principal aims of the FIUV are to ensure that the Missale Romanum promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962 is maintained in the Church as one of the forms of liturgical celebration, to obtain freedom of use for all other Roman liturgical books enshrining “previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradition” and to safeguard...
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The Role of the Laity in the Extraordinary Form

  The Role of the Laity in the Extraordinary Form – International Federation Una Voce Position Paper   Thousands of Catholics from France  and other countries participate in the annual pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, attending Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form every day.     “It has been argued that the Extraordinary Form excludes the laity from liturgical participation by accommodating only a limited number of formal liturgical roles for the laity: thus they can be servers, but not readers or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. This claim is itself linked to accusations of ‘clericalism’. This paper shows that...
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Good Friday Prayer for the Jews: a new Position Paper from the FIUV

GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER FOR THE JEWS: a new Position Paper from the FIUV Last November the Bishops’ Conference of England and Walesannounced that they had petitioned the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei to replace the Prayer ‘Pro conversione Iudaiorum’ in the Good Friday Liturgy, with the one used in the Ordinary Form. Readers will know, of course, that the prayer officially approved for use in the Extraordinary Form was composed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008, replacing a prayer which had been used in the Church since, probably, the third century. The Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV) and the Latin Mass...
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