Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Council of Trent: Decree Concerning the Most Holy
    Sacrament of The Eucharist, 1551
  • The Council of Trent: Doctrine on The Sacrifice of The
    Mass, 1562
  • The Catechism of the Council of Trent: The Sacrament of
    the Eucharist: Importance of Instruction on the Eucharist,
    1564
  • Quo Primum—Papal Bull Establishing the Tridentine Rite,
    Pope St. Pius V, July 13, 1570
  • “Thoughts on Alterations in the Liturgy Respectfully
    Submitted to the Clergy,” John Henry Cardinal Newman,
    September 9, 1833
  • Excerpt from Prayers and Ceremonies of the Mass, The
    Very Rev. John T. Sullivan, V. G., 1870
  • “The Liturgical Language” from The Roman Liturgy, Peter
    C. Yorke, S. T. D., 1897
  • Excerpt from Jesus in the Eucharist, The Very Rev. W. J.
    Kelly, V. F., 1903
  • Excerpt from The Sacrifice of The Mass: An Explanation of
    Its Doctrine, Rubrics, and Prayers by M. Gavin, S. J., 1903
  • Tra le Sollecitudini, Instruction on Sacred Music, given
    Motu Proprio, Pope St. Pius X, November 22, 1903
  • “The Liturgy of the Mass,” Fr. Adrian Fortescue, The
    Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913
  • The Orientation of the Altar, from Maurice Hassett’s
    “History of the Christian Altar,” The Catholic Encyclopedia
    of 1913
  • Why in Latin?,
  • Rev. George Bampfield, The Catholic Truth Society, 1922
  • Divini Cultus: On Divine Worship, Pope Pius XI,
    December 20, 1928
  • The Mass of the Western Rites, Rt. Rev. Dom Fernand
    Cabrol, 1934
  • Mediator Dei: On the Sacred Liturgy, Pope Pius XII,
    November 20, 1947
  • Christus Dominus: Concerning the Eucharistic Fast, Pope
    Pius XII, January 6, 1953
  • Musicae Sacrae: On Sacred Music, Pope Pius XII,
    December 25, 1955
  • Sacram Communionem: On Laws of Fasting and The
    Evening Mass, Pope Pius XII, March 19, 1957
  • Veterum Sapientia: On the Promotion of the Study of Latin,
    Pope John XXIII, February 22, 1962
  • Sacrosanctum Concilium: On the Sacred Liturgy, Pope Paul
    VI, December 4, 1963
  • Inter Oecumenici (Excerpt) Sacred Congregation of Rites,
    September 26, 1964
  • Optatam Totius: An Excerpt From A Decree on Priestly
    Training,  Pope Paul VI, Rome, October 28, 1965
  • Excerpts from Remarks at an Audience, Pope Paul VI,
    Rome, April 26, 1968
  • Excerpts from Remarks at a General Audience, Pope Paul
    VI, Rome, November 26, 1969
  • A Statement by Scholars, Intellectuals, and Artists Living in
    England, published in the Times of London, July 6, 1971
  • The “English” Indult, The Congregation for Divine
    Worship, November 5, 1971
  • Quattuor Abhinc Annos: Indult for Use of the Roman Missal
    of 1962, Congregation For Divine Worship, October 3, 1984
  • Ecclesia Dei, Pope John Paul II, July 2, 1988
  • Excerpt from an Address to the Bishops of Chile, Joseph
    Cardinal Ratzinger, Santiago, Chile, July 13, 1988
  • Guidelines for the Celebration of the Tridentine Mass, The
    Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei,” January 1, 1991
  • Address to the Annual General Meeting of the Latin Mass
    Society of England and Wales, Alfons Cardinal Stickler,
    June 20, 1992
  • Praying Ad Orientem Versus, An Editorial in Notitiae, May
    1993
  • “Facing the Lord: On the Building of Churches and Facing
    East in Prayer,” A Commentary on an Editorial in Notitiae,
    May 1993, Rev. John T. Zuhlsdorf, Sacred Music, Winter
    1993
  • “The Attractiveness of the Tridentine Mass,” Alfons
    Cardinal Stickler, May 20, 1995
  • “The Oxford Declaration on the Liturgy,”
  • The Centre for Faith and Culture, June 29, 1996
  • “The Antiquity and Beauty of the Roman Missal,” from
    Michael Davies’ A Short History of the Roman Mass, 1997
  • On the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of Ecclesia Dei,
    Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, October 24, 1998
  • “The Sanctuary” from Ugly As Sin, Michael S. Rose, 2001
  • “The Reform of the Liturgy and the Position of the
    Celebrant at the Altar,” from Turning Towards the Lord:
    Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, Fr. Uwe Michael Lang,
    2004
  • “Some Considerations on Holy Communion in the Hand,”
    Paul McDonald, Christ to The World Magazine, 2007
  • “Latin: Vehicle of Unity between Peoples and Cultures,” Fr.
    Uwe Michael Lang, L’Osservatore Romano, November 15,
    2007
  • Letter to Bishops Regarding The Apostolic Letter
    Summorum Pontificum,” Pope Benedict XVI, July 7, 2007
  • Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum given Motu
    Proprio, Pope Benedict XVI, July 7, 2007
  • Cum Amore Ac Timore: On Holy Communion on the
    Tongue, Athanasius Schneider, L’Osservatore Romano,
    January 8, 2008
  • Papal Press Conference, Pope Benedict XVI, September 12,
    2008
  • To the Bishops of France, Pope Benedict XVI, September
    14, 2008
  • Appendix: The Canon of the Mass
  • Acknowledgements
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