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Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC (CNS)

An Extraordinary turn of events

Francis is confounding those who presented him as an enemy of traditionalism. The movement is actually flourishing thanks to his ‘live and let live’ attitude

Bishop Mark O'Toole (Mazur/Flickr)

Bishop Mark O’Toole praises ‘the fidelity of those who like to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form’

The modern rite of baptism may be more joy-filled, but it is also vaguer (AP)

The beauty of the old rite of baptism is that it faces the reality of evil head-on

Cardinal Walter Brandmuller celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Peter's Basilica in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Open letter makes an appeal for an end to ‘marginalisation’ of those attached to Extraordinary Form

The second Sunday of Advent is this weekend (PA)

The week ahead: December 7 – 13

Scripture readings in the ordinary and extraordinary form

Faithful at Mass in the Extraordinary Form face the same challenge of distraction (Photo: CNS)

‘Gazing about, reaching for this and that’: the challenge of distraction, it seems, was just as strong at the EF as with the Novus Ordo

Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

The word 'Allah' in a headline in a Malaysian Catholic newspaper (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate say they will “submit in obedience to the Holy Father”

GK Chesterton takes a stroll in Brighton, England, in 1935 (AP)

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