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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

Not all liturgies have to be this solemn

Confessions of an ex-traddie

I used to be too snooty to appreciate an ‘ordinary’ Mass. Now lay ministers, altar girls, even an exuberant sign of peace – they don’t bother me in the least

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies  pictured with the Queen (PA)

The celebrated composer has died at the age of 81

Pilgrims will process along the Ouse river in York (PA)

Pilgrims will commemorate St Margaret Clitherow on the streets of York on Saturday

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

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein (fourth from right) pictured with other members of the Constantinian Military Order of St George and Cardinal George Pell

Prince Rupert zu Loewenstein passes away at the age of 80

Catholic ordinations have been in steady decline for decades (CNS)

New statistics show marked decline from 1960s

LMS members process through the streets of York (Photo: Andrew Sheffield)

Bishop Drainey leads Latin Mass Society procession through York in honour of St Margaret Clitherow

Fr Andrew Southwell, Fr David Irwin, Bishop Alan Hopes and Fr Tim Finigan

Bishop celebrates LMS Mass

The Latin Mass Society’s annual Requiem Mass was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral by Auxiliary Bishop Alan Hopes of Westminster

High Mass is celebrated at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark  (Photo: John Medlin)

Cathedral welcomes the LMS

Latin Mass Society’s annual general meeting and Mass held at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark