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2017 OFFICIAL TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC DIRECTORY PUBLISHED - 01/01/17
THE TRADITIO NETWORK HAS BEEN INFORMED BY THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES THAT THE 22ND ANNUAL EDITION (2017) OF THE
OFFICIAL TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC DIRECTORY, LISTING ALL TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES AND TRADITIONAL RESOURCES FOR NORTH AMERICA, HAS BEEN PUBLISHED. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE OFFICIAL TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC DIRECTORY DEPARTMENT, PROVIDED TO THE TRADITIO NETWORK BY THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES. THE 2017 ANNUAL USE FEE IS NOW DUE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE NEW 2017 EDITION AND ITS MONTHLY REVISED EDITIONS.
Liturgical Calendar and Ordo Recommendations - 12/31/16
Around this time of year people look for a traditional Catholic calendar and ordo for the next year. The calendar and ordo that the TRADITIO Fathers recommend are both based on the most traditional form of the Roman Rite, before the untraditional "modernizations" of 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962. It is the one that corresponds to the fully traditional version of the Missale Romanum and the Breviarium Romanum in four volumes. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Publications produces the best and most complete full-color calendar, both in the calendar's daily boxes and in the religious art that accompanies each month. It contains full information about all feasts, commemorations, votive Masses, fasts and abstinence, ember days, and more. In the back matter, there is excellently-summarized information about indulgences, fast and abstinence, and other practical matters. The St. Lawrence Press produces the best and most complete annual ordo available, the Ordo Recitandi Officii Divini Sacrique Peragendi [Order of Reciting the Divine Office and Carrying Out the Sacred Rite], entirely in Latin and in the traditional form. It contains detailed information about the Mass and Divine Office that priests and the most advanced laypeople use, much more complete in its detail than any calendar can give. Additional pages give the rubrics for Solemn Votive Masses, rubrics for conventual Masses and private votive Masses, and the text for the movable feasts sung on Epiphany. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.
The TRADITIO Network Reaches Its 27,000,000th Reader - 12/30/16
On December 30, 2016, in the 23rd year of its apostolate on the internet, the TRADITIO Network logged its 27,000,000th reader. TRADITIO was the first traditional Roman Catholic site to appear on the World Wide Web and was founded on the Feastday of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29, 1994. We were here even before Newvatican was, even before Amazon.com was!
We thank the Lord for our over 27,000,000 readers over these years and for our hundreds of dedicated correspondents from all over the world, who keep us current on everything going on in the bowels of Newvatican, in the inner sancta of various traditional organizations, and at Traditional Latin Mass sites around the world. TRADITIO has been the longest-existing and most read traditional Roman Catholic web site on the World Wide Web.
In their Daily Commentaries, the TRADITIO Fathers do not just copy news reports or the uninformed notions of johnny-come-lately "bloggers" in secular and religious publications, who in fact have very little background or understanding of the Traditional Catholic Movement. Nor is TRADITIO Network enslaved to any particular organization's viewpoint. Instead, the TRADITIO Network provides the hard-hitting, independent analysis and perspective of over half a century of Roman Catholic experience, even from before Vatican II.
The TRADITIO Network is avidly read within the highest bowels of at Newrome and Menzingen (Neo-SSPX). In addition to the Daily Commentaries from the Fathers, including lively commentary on Church news from the traditional perspective, TRADITIO's other fifteen departments provide resources and materials for its readers to study and learn about the traditional Roman Catholic Faith.
We are particularly touched by the many thousands of messages that we have received from Newchurchers of the New Order, including Neocon Newchurchers, who tell us that they have been converted to the traditional Roman Catholic Faith because of TRADITIO's uncompromising, independent commentaries and materials. The TRADITIO Network is one of many means through which Our Lord appears be working out the Traditional Catholic Restoration of the 21st century.
Where every day the Fathers provide unique, provocative, often bitingly satirical commentary (after the Roman satirist Juvenal, St. Thomas More, and other Saints of the Church) from half a century's personal observation of the Church both pre- and post-Vatican II, on current events in the Catholic Church from the traditional perspective.
Those who have paid the $10 Annual Use Fee for the current year's eBook Official Traditional Catholic Directory, Listing All Traditional Latin Masses and Traditional Resources for North America may update their copies to the CURRENT MONTHLY REVISED EDITION. We urge TRADITIO Network readers to buy and have on hand the current monthly revised edition of the Directory because we frequently refer our readers to it for traditional Mass locations and traditional resources, as well as the answers to many questions.
This 200-page E-book, in the universal and free Adobe Acrobat PDF format, includes the only complete list, by sponsoring organization, of the approximately 700 Traditional Catholic Latin Masses in the pre-Vatican II Roman Rite, regularly and publicly celebrated in North America, as well as contacts for Mass sites outside North America. It also includes a list of traditional Catholic periodicals, suppliers, organizations, seminaries, religious orders, lay societies, retreats, schooling, and a necrology of traditional Catholic priests.
For further information, click on the Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses.
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Listen to Gregorian Chant Provided to the TRADITIO Network by the St. John Schola for Gregorian Chant
For Gregorian chant recorded live, we recommend the St. John Schola CD series: A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant:
Volume I: Christmas Matins of the Divine Office-An Abridgement (December 2006) Volume II: First Mass of Christmas (December 2006) Volume III: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (January 2007) Volume IV: Pentecost (May 2007) Volumes I-IV: Box Collection (May 2007) Volume V: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (September 2007) Volume VI: 4th Sunday after Easter (February 2008) Volume VII: Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul (January 2009) Volume VIII: Cantus Populares-Popular Chants (December 2009) Volumes V-VIII: Box Collection (December 2009) Volume IX: Holy Week and Easter (February 2011) Volume X: Feast of the Precious Blood (November 2012)
In addition to its CD series, the St. John Schola has provided to the TRADITIO Network chant clips with supporting music sheets and booklets, which can be downloaded free of charge. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department.
Where the TRADITIO Network continuously offers for sale in a "silent auction" traditional Catholic books and compact discs that are typically hard to find and not listed on auction sites. Advance notice of this sale has been sent to those on our booksale E-mail list. If you would like advance notification of booksale announcements, simply E-mail your name and E-mail address to TRADITIO.
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