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Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Oxford Oratory, 2009 (catholicrelics.co.uk)

It’s beautiful, utterly Catholic and uncompromising

Pope Francis has said he will 'almost certainly' visit India and Bangladesh in 2017 (CNS)

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The Extraordinary Form: shaped by the faith of the Church for 1,500 years (CNS)

But don’t expect them to disparage the Novus Ordo

Evelyn Waugh was 'one of the strongest opponents of the vernacular' in England (AP)

The great novelist, who died 50 years ago, almost became the first president of the Latin Mass Society

Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa celebrates an Extraordinary Form Mass in 2010 (CNS)

St Joseph’s Bradford will host the traditional Mass at a time when more people can attend

A traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena in New Brighton, the Wirral (Photo: John Aron)

Attendance was reportedly up by a fifth in key parishes

Cardinals venerate a crucifix during the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday in St Peter's Basilica  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Traditionalist movement responds to request by bishops of England and Wales for 2008 prayer to be revised

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