The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand

Latin Mass Society: in depth analysis of the recent apostolic letter on the restrictions of the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

On the issue of the Motu Proprio ‘Traditionis Custodes’, the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales,  Joseph Shaw, launches a second series of the popular podcast series with an in depth analysis of the recent apostolic letter on the restrictions of the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.



Documents quoted and referred to in the Podcast:

Pope Francis, Apostolic Letter Traditionis Custodes (2021):


Pope Francis, Letter to Bishops (2021):


1971 Petition of cultural figures in support of the Traditional Mass:


Survey of Mass-goers showing that the those attending the Traditional Mass are more orthodox than others:


Pope Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Sacrificium Laudis (1966):


Pope Paul VI, General Audience Address 26th November 1969 (value of the Traditional Mass):


Pope John Paul II, Encyclical Letter Dominicae Cenae (1980):


Pope John Paul II, Address to the Congregation for Divine Worship (2002):


Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to Bishops (2007):


Pope Francis, Press Conference on return from Chile (2013):


Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Ecclesia Dei Adflicta (1988):


Pope John Paul II, Audience with Monks of Le Barroux (1990) (in French):


Letter from Cardinal Angelo Felici to Fr Josef Bisig, 1999, quoted from Leo Darroch Una Voce: the History of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce 1964-2003 (2018) p348

Cardinal Raymond Burke on the merger of Missals: reported in the National Catholic Reporter, 2011:


Cardinal Robert Sarah on the same subject: reported in the National Catholic Reporter 2017:


Sacred Congregation for Rites, Instruction Inter Oecumenici (1964):


FIUV Position Paper on Liturgical Pluralism:


David Mills in the Catholic Herald, Free the Latin Mass, for the good of the Church and the people who need it, 6thJuly 2021:


Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 1988 Address to the Bishops of Chile:


Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Salt of the Earth (1996): A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent.


Rita Ferrone, A Living Catholic Tradition: Pope Francis unifies the Roman Rite in Commonweal 23rd July 2021:


A few books of the Reform of the Reform:

Fr Aiden Nichols OP Looking at the Liturgy: A Critical View of Its Contemporary Form (1996)

Fr Jonathan Robinson The Mass and Modernity: Walking to Heaven Backward (2005)

Mgr Andrew Burnham Heaven and Earth in Little Space: The Re-enchantment of Liturgy (2011)

Fr Michael Lang Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer (2014)


Pope Benedict Letter to Bishops (2007):


Pope Benedict XVI, with Peter Seewald: Last Testament: In His Own Words (2017)

Pope Paul VI, General Audience Address 19th November 1969 (putting an end to uncertainty):