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The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has clarified that female altar servers are not allowed at Extraordinary Form Masses

The Instruction insists that the whole Church should have access to its riches, says Dr Alcuin Reid

There are too many difficulties attending both the Novus Ordo and the Old Rite

The document Universae Ecclesiae is signed by Cardinal William Levada

And what exactly constitutes a ‘pastoral need’?

Seminaries should train priests in the Extraordinary Form ‘if pastoral needs suggest it’, the Vatican’s instruction says

Here we publish the full text of the Vatican’s long-awaited instruction, Universae Ecclesiae

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

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