The Millennial Monks of Clear Creek Abbey

He was a fifth century mystic, whose famous Rule underpinned a Catholic Order which historians credit with saving Western civilization after the fall of the Roman Empire.  His Rule, balancing a life of ‘ora et labora’ (‘work and prayer’), is a masterpiece of wisdom about the possibilities and realities of human nature. Fast forward 1500 … Read more

Profession of the Immutable Truths about Sacramental Marriage

Profession of the immutable truths about sacramental marriage After the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris laetitia” (2016) various bishops issued at local, regional, and national levels applicable norms regarding the sacramental discipline of those faithful, called “divorced and remarried,” who having still a living spouse to whom they are united with a valid sacramental … Read more

Well, Bill, it IS for the Cause

By Bill Riccio, Jr   With the title quote from the Rev. Richard C. Cipolla, this writer began a sojourn across country to the wilds of Portland, Oregon, to be the master of ceremonies for a Pontifical Mass at Holy Rosary Church. The date of the Mass was June 29, 2007, and yours truly was going … Read more

Dominican Friars Restoring Beauty in the Church’s Liturgy

By Kareem O’Brian Nelson Photos By: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny & Diane Yaun Since the early foundation of the Dominican Order in 1216, the friars have affirmed the beauty of God’s creation. We recently sat down with Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., Parochial Vicar of the famously beautiful NYC churches … Read more

Can Your Kids Handle the Latin Mass?

By Anna-Maria Vesey Photos by Joseph Shaw Some of REGINA’s readers don’t attend a Traditional Latin Mass, but are, well, curious. Many are keen to experience for themselves why it is that so many young people and families are enthusiastic about this ancient Mass. But something is holding them back. Often, Catholics with kids wonder: … Read more

Burke & Belfast

Photos by Stephen Tyrrell Stephen recently sat down with REGINA to tell us about his reversion, the impact of the TLM in Belfast and a recent visit from Raymond Cardinal Burke for the Catholic Voice conference in Limerick. Forty years ago, it was a war zone. Belfast, Northern Ireland was the scene of horrific sectarian … Read more

Silence in the Mass

A Meditation on the Low Mass By Wilson Gavin Photos by Beverly Stevens and Elrica D’Oyen-Gebert It is perhaps a little unusual, but the thing I love most about the Latin Mass is silence. Most traditionalists seem to be drawn to the glory of the High Mass; truly, there is no experience that we can … Read more

Dublin Beauty

Photos by John Briody In recent years, Saint Kevin’s in Portobello has been the home of the Latin Mass Chaplaincy for the Dublin Archdiocese. This 19th century Gothic gem is glowing with color and statuary. People are traveling to be part of the parish. The trendy neighborhood has been treated to the sights and sounds … Read more

Youth, Beauty, Passion & the Mass of Ages

by Wilson Gavin Photos by Constance Cdej and Beverly Stevens My first taste of the Traditional Latin Mass occurred on the 14th of September, 2014, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Mass was said by a very famous priest, who has now entered into his eternal rest. The place? St Joseph’s … Read more