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Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke (center) in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014. (photo: Daniel Ibanez / CNA/EWTN)

Several advocates of the extraordinary form of Mass discuss the good fruits they say come from its continued liturgical practice.

By Judy Roberts, EWTN News, July 15, 2021

Judy RobertsAs someone who has attended the Traditional Latin Mass most of his life, 22-year-old Robert Keller knows well the stereotypes that paint him and his fellow devotees as rigid and stuck in the past.

Tensions over such perceptions have been stirred amid reports that the Vatican may be moving to restrict the Traditional Latin Mass after the 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum allowed it to be more widely celebrated.

Advocates of the so-called old Mass, known today as the extraordinary form of the mass was celebrated until the New Roman Missal was promulgated in 1969 and implemented following the Second Vatican Council, say that the good fruit coming from the extraordinary liturgical practices more than justifies its continued and even more frequent use. …