Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. New research reveals the extraordinary processes that transpired beneath the surface, including the formation of a magma-filled canal that measured a whopping 28 miles long. Read more...
Our thanks to readers from New York City and Copenhagen for sending in these pictures of Confirmations recently celebrated in their local churches in the Extraordinary Form. On Saturday, June 18, the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City was honored to welcome one of the auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of New York, the Most Rev. Show More Summary
On Saturday, July 9th, St. Mary’s Parish in Davenport, Iowa, will celebrate a Votive Mass of St. Thomas More in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Mass begins in the church at 8:30 am, followed by a presentation in the church rectory on “Thomas More’s Martyrdom and the Rule of Law.” The church is located at 516 Fillmore Street. Show More Summary
For many centuries before the feast of the Visitation was instituted, July 2nd was kept as the feast of the martyrs Ss Processus and Martinian, who remain as a commemoration on that day in the Extraordinary Form. According to a legend...Show More Summary
We are continuing to post photographs from last week's CMAA Colloquium in St Louis, MO. Here are pictures of Thursday's Requiem Mass for deceased members of the CMAA, celebrated in the Extraordinary Form, once again at the beautiful Shrine of St Joseph. [Photos: Charles Cole]
Tomorrow, June 8th, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & Saint Gregory, Warwick Street, London, will offer a Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the eternal repose of Mother Angelica. The Mass will be begin at 7 pm, with Confessions available from 6:30; see the Facebook event page for details. Show More Summary
Our next major photopost will be for Corpus Christi, which is celebrated either tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, or this coming Sunday, May 29; please send your photos (whether of the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form) to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion. Show More Summary
For the 16th consecutive year, at Mater Ecclesiae, where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated exclusively every day, there will be a Solemn Mass and Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 PM. There is plenty of parking. Come join us for this "Feast of God."
Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, will celebrate Vespers and Benediction in the Extraordinary Form this coming Sunday, May 29th, starting at 7 p.m., with choral works of Messiaen, Bairstow, Josquin, Victoria, Hassler, and more. Show More Summary
This living church is still growing. (Photo: Alessandro/CC BY 2.0) We usually use trees as building material in the form of struts and planks. But all over the world, people have found ways to create dwellings, bridges, and sculptures out of trees without even cutting them down. Show More Summary
The search for planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy has revealed an extraordinary family of planets whose orbits are so carefully timed that they provide long-term stability for their planetary system. A paper describing the formation...Show More Summary
Our next major photopost will be for Pentecost, this coming Sunday, May 15th; please send your photos (whether of the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form) to email@example.com for inclusion. We are also always glad to receive...Show More Summary
Punk 1976-78, a free exhibition revealing the extraordinary impact punk had on music, fashion and design across the UK between 1976 and 1978, opens at the British Library on Friday 13 May. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk, the...Show More Summary
Over the last few years, there has been an increasing focus on the differences between the proper prayers of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Mass.  More and more people are becoming aware that the spiritual nourishment...Show More Summary
The parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, located at 156 Valley Avenue, will celebrate a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for on Ascension Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:00 pm. The celebrant will be Father...Show More Summary
FRANKLIN, Indiana (AP) — Kathy Hiel said she hadn't made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump — until the billionaire businessman's two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him. While the political world waits to see if Texas Sen. Show More Summary
“Miranda’s extraordinary success is a boon to an insecure industry hungry for heroes. Theater has long been receding as a popular art form; while it’s a tourist magnet in New York, elsewhere it’s become a fairly esoteric habit for a relatively small though devoted elite.”
People who cannot form mental images? ‘Aphantasia’ is an extraordinary new discovery; Carl Zimmer and Adam Zeman seem between them to have uncovered a fascinating and previously unknown mental deficit (although there is a suggestion that Galton and others may have been aware of it earlier). What is this aphantasia? In essence, no pictures in […]
Matthew Hazell & Peter Kwasniewski (foreword), Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite (Lectionary Study Aids, vol. 1), Lectionary Study Press, 2016. xxxviii + 232 pp. Show More Summary
The new Mikado aerator turns your water stream into a total eye-catcher when washing your hands! Its extraordinary, grid-like spray pattern is formed by...