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November 15: San Jose Parish Observes 100th anniversary with Extraordinary Form Mass

Reader Roseanne Sullivan sent in news about a special event in the Bay area: Another historically significant event in the history of the Latin Mass in the San Francisco Bay Area will take place this Saturday evening, November 15, 2014. Show More Summary

All Souls Requiem Masses in Detroit

St. Joseph Church, Mother of Divine Mercy Parish in Detroit will have Requiem Masses in the Ordinary Form on November 2 and in the Extraordinary Form on November 3. The St. Joseph Cappella will sing Fauré's Requiem at both Masses. The choir recently made a recording which we featured here.

All Saints Solemn High Mass in Washington DC

A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated for the feast of All Saints at Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian, Washington, D.C.. The music, provided by Chorus Sine Nomine, will be the Mass for Four Voices and Propers from the 1605 Gradualia, both by William Byrd. Show More Summary

Blessed Karl of Austria — Sanctity and Perfection in his Footsteps

Talk given after Mass for the Feast on October 21, 2014, by Juventutem DC leader Daniela Petchik[Juventutem DC recently sponsored a mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Mary, Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., on the feast of Blessed Karl of Austria (October 21). Show More Summary

Haunting Vintage Halloween Photographs Before 1950s

The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, and others. See more »

The EF Comes Home to Yet Another Church : Saint Joachim in Madera, CA

Out thanks to Fr Gustavo López OSJ, associate pastor at Saint Joachim Church in Madera, California, (Diocese of Fresno), for sending us these photographs of the Mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form on October 3rd, the first time has been celebrated in that church since the post-Conciliar reforms. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick against Bilbao, his third in four games [Individual highlights]

Cristiano Ronaldo is a man in form at the moment. Technically, Ronaldo is always in form, his goal ratio never slowing down; but lately he really is out-doing himself with an extraordinary start to the season culminating in a hat-trick against Bilbao. His THIRD hat-trick in FOUR games. Astonishing. As the individual highlights above show, […]

Autistic Girl With an Extraordinary Talent for Art Derives Love, Inspiration and Devotion From Her Incredible Cat

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Iris Grace, a 5-year old girl in the United Kingdom with a form of autism, is an extraordinarily talented artist who is able “to paint in a style far beyond her years”. Iris derives a great deal of love, inspiration and devotion from her incredibly loyal long-haired cat named Thula, who understands the little girl […]

Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads

For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin 'diamond nanothreads' that promise extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers. The threads have a structure that has never been seen before.

Does the EF Have Too Much Pomp?

So often, I have heard it said that the Extraordinary Form of the Mass was filled with too much pomp, too many rules, and that it's not what Christ wanted, as if the church was drastically departing from Christ's will for the past 500 years. Show More Summary

Why Ted Cruz Was Right to Walk Out on the 'In Defense of Christians' Conference

An extraordinary thing happened on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. More than one thousand people were gathered for a dinner in honor of the newly formed organization In Defense of Christians. It should have been a victorious, celebratory moment?and for a short time it was. Show More Summary

Extraordinary House of Hungarian Music Has No Straight Lines or Planar Surfaces

The building’s unique shape is meant to serve as a backdrop for different events and uses its acoustical performance to augment the experience of music. Its form, based on the Gyroid-an infinitely connected triply periodic minimal surface discovered by Alan

The Risks of a Bitcoin ETF

On your mark…get ready…. GO! Two firms are racing to bring bitcoins to everyone in the form of a publically-traded fund. But the Wall Street Journal reports that the risks for investors “are extraordinary.” While some analysts expect a surge in the price of bitcoins as soon as a publicly traded fund draws new investors [...]

Traditional Mass comes to Mississippi

Mississippi is the only state in the USA without the Extraordinary Form. That will soon change. At the request of the new bishop of the Diocese of Jackson, Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, and in cooperation with Una Voce Mississippi, the Canons Regular of St. Show More Summary

Petition to Save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan

Many of our readers have undoubtedly heard that Holy Innocents Church, the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily, faces the possibility of closure by the Archdiocese of New York. Via Rorate Caeli,Show More Summary

Plants may use newly discovered molecular language to communicate

A scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another. The finding throws open the door to a new arena of science that explores how plants communicate with each other on a molecular level. Show More Summary

The Late Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander & Arnold Rampersad on W.E.B. DU BOIS & the American Soul

American Public Media One of the most extraordinary minds of American and global history, W.E.B. Du Bois penned the famous line that "the problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." He is a formative voice for many of the people who gave us the Civil Rights Movement. Show More Summary

Mater Ecclesiae's 14th Annual Assumption Mass

Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church, Berlin, NJ, Diocese of Camden, welcomes you to attend the 14th Annual Assumption Mass. The Mass, in the Extraordinary Form, will take place on Friday, August 15, at 7:00 PM, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Show More Summary

Advance notice for Solemn Mass (EF), Feast of the Assumption

Readers in Rhode Island and the surrounding area may want to mark their calendars now. Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, August 15th, at Holy Ghost Church in Tiverton, R.I. Under the leadership of...Show More Summary

Exclamation Point!

There are people who overdo the exclamation point. "We went to the beach!" "The coffee was extraordinary!" "Cranston lost his keys!" Others would endure torture instead of adding what they regard as an unnecessary and gushy form of punctuation. Show More Summary

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