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Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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...

EF Confirmations in New York City and Copenhagen

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

Mass and Presentation on St. Thomas More, July 9th

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

Saints Processus and Martinian

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

Photos of Thursday's Requiem Mass at the CMAA Colloquium

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]

EF Requiem for Mother Angelica in London Tomorrow

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

Photopost Request: Corpus Christi

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 for inclusion. Show More Summary

Corpus Christi in Berlin, New Jersey

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."

Choral Vespers and Benediction This Sunday in Houston

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

8 Extraordinary Pieces of Architecture Grown From Living Trees

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

Four synchronized planets reveal clues to how planets form

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

Photopost Request: Pentecost 2016

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 for inclusion. We are also always glad to receive...Show More Summary

40th anniversary exhibition at the British Library explores the formative years of Punk

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

The Postcommunion Prayers for the Feast of the Ascension in the OF and EF

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. [1] More and more people are becoming aware that the spiritual nourishment...Show More Summary

Mozart Mass in the EF for the Ascension in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

What's the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

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

Imagine (If You Can) Being Lin-Manuel Miranda Right Now

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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.”

Aphantasia – mental blindsight?

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 […]

Book Notice - Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the OF and EF

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

Faucet Fixation

4 months agoArts : Yanko Design

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...

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