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Purpose

This site is dedicated to providing accurate historical and current information about the liturgies of the Latin (Roman) rite of the Catholic Church. Currently this includes the missal of 1970 (Novus Ordo) and the missal of 1962 (Tridentine).

Advent of 2011 is the launch date for the new Roman Missal. Many changes are being made to the translation so you will want to replace your current Sunday Missal or your Daily Roman Missal with an updated version.

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The only contents on this site that are authoritative are the actual liturgy documents themselves. All comments and explanations are those of the web master and are not authoritative. If you believe there is an error on this site, let me know so I may correct it. Please provide documentation supporting your correction.

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Art & Architecture
Historical, legal and theological information about church art and architecture as well as architecture listings.

Articles
Articles from magazines and newspapers about the liturgy.

Documents
Texts of official liturgical documuments concerning the liturgy.

Liturgical Texts
Official texts of liturgical ceremonies including the Mass.

Participation
Look here for ways to get more out of, and put more into, the Mass.

Rubrics & Law
Answers to questions about what is (and is not) allowed during liturgical celebrations.

New Law Answers

  1. Kneeling To Receive Holy Communion
  2. Removing Holy Water During Lent
  3. Flags, Display of in Roman Catholic Churches (US)
  4. Easter Vigil, Proper Time
  5. Purification of Vessels by Extraordinary Ministers

New Liturgical Texts

  1. Vesting Prayers (1970 Missal)
  2. Vesting Prayers (1962 Missal)
  3. Institution of an Acolyte During Mass (1970 Missal)
  4. Proclamation of the Date of Easter at Epiphany (1970 Missal)
  5. Rite of Marriage During Mass (1962 Missal)

New Magazine Articles

  1. Parish Liturgical Renewal
  2. Church Renovation
    An Architect's Perspective
  3. St. Nowhere's
  4. Liturgical Architecture
    Its Abuse and Restoration
  5. Reconnecting to Tradition

New Documents

  1. Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio - July 7,2007
  2. Instruction on the Application of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum - April 30,2011
  3. Decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Discipline of the Sacraments on First Communion - August 8,1910
  4. Post-Synodal Exhortation On the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of the Church's Life and Mission - March 13,2007
  5. Concerning the Use of Female Altar Servers - July 27,2001

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- Brother John Raymond in the Catholic Internet Directory 2000

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