Liturgical Resources

 In response to many requests, the Conventual Sisters of St Dominic reviewed the 'Mass of the Ages', Ep. 2. 


We have felt the need to defend the Church's Liturgy (and the 2002 Missal) and have produced an analysis of the propaganda and misinformation as a video and as a longer Podcast review (above).

It is our hope that the Reviews will be useful in dissolving some of the painful conflict troubling the Church around the issue of the Sacred Liturgy. As early members of Ecclesia Dei Society in Australia, and as Dominicans devoted to the Liturgy, the use of Latin and monastic traditions (see Prayer and Observances tabs) we wanted to share some of the fruit of our study and discussion. 


Some Replies 
  1. Response to Part 1 of Gregory DiPippo’s points of confusion of our review of Episode 2 of ‘Mass of the Ages’:
  2. Response to Part 2 of his article:

"What is the Church? What is Her Authority? How does She pray?"

LISTEN to these articles:
1Sentire Cum Ecclesia -Thinking With the Church [PODCAST 1 of 3] 
2. Lex Orandi Lex Credendi - The Law of Prayer is the Law of Belief [PODCAST 2 of 3]
3. Auctoritas - Authority in the Catholic Church [PODCAST 3 of 3]
READ these in the APREL Online Edition:APREL Bulletin Online Issue 81

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church (Part 2 The Liturgy, especially the Holy Eucharist 1322 - 1419) 
  • Mediator Dei (Pope Pius XII, 1947) 
  • Summorum Pontificum and Accompanying Letter (Pope Benedict, 2007) 
  • Traditiones Custodes and Accompanying Letter (Pope Francis, 2021) 
  • Desiderio Desideravi (Pope Francis, 2022)
  • COMPENDIUM of the Eucharist - Congregation for Divine Worship (2016 English Ed.) - Containing liturgical, doctrinal, catechetical and devotional elements to sustain and promote Eucharist faith and piety, requested by the bishops and commissioned by Pope Benedict XVI. 
  • GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL -  Found in full inside every Roman Missal (2011).  
The Spirit of the Liturgy (Cardinal Ratzinger, 2000) 
The History and Future of the Roman Liturgy (Denis Crouan, 2005) 
The Reform of the Liturgy (Annibale Bugnini, 1990) 
Why Catholics Can't Sing (Thomas Day, 1991) 
Father Michael Lang’s Short History of the Roman Rite of Mass series on  
and 'The Second Vatican Council and the Reform of the Rite of Mass'

Church Documents on the Liturgy: