Saturday, 23 October 2021
This is a well-researched piece by the BBC World Service on the current state of the Latin Mass which is well worth listening to. Click here to listen.` ` `"Communities that celebrate with the Latin Mass have prospered. Now, Pope Francis has ruled that Catholics may only use the Latin Mass if their bishops agree to let them. Instead of a rule of tolerance for the Old Rite, wherever Catholics want it, there will be tolerance on a case-by-case basis. Many traditionally-minded Catholics believe that what is at stake here is the soul of the Catholic church with a liberal old guard with Francis at their head hoping to snuff out a rising generation of conservatives before they take over. In France, the more old-fashioned Catholics still often have very large families and, proportionately, many more of their sons become priests. In this edition of Heart and Soul, France-based correspondent John Laurenson, takes us into the extraordinary world of traditional Catholicism in France. We go to Versailles, the former seat of the ardently-Catholic monarchy, that is today the unofficial capital of the ‘tradi’ movement. John meets young Catholics to find out what attracts so many young believers to the Old Rite"
Monday, 11 October 2021
Solemn High Mass in St Cuthbert`s chapel, Ushaw College at 11am on Saturday 23rd October to mark the 25th anniversary of the Rudgate Singers. Please tell the staff on the admissions desk that you are only attending Mass. If you would like to visit the college after Mass you will need to pay the £9 day visit admission.