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12th Liturgical Conference of Cologne

The NLM is pleased to provide a guest report which Fr. Sven Conrad, FSSP, in turn provided to us. Fr. Conrad was himself involved in this conference. As an aside, I had the pleasure to meet Fr. Conrad last year in Budapest, where he and I presented as part of our own round table discussion at that conference.

The present report tells us of a liturgical conference which takes place in Cologne, Germany, which included a number of figures that will be recognizable to NLM's readers, including Martin Mosebach (author of The Heresy of Formlessness) and Dr. Guido Rodheudt, who has been mentioned upon the NLM before in relation to his paper at CIEL a few years ago on the topic of Josef Pieper and the liturgy.

Also included in the report are a number of photos of the liturgies which took place at this conference.

Guest Report on the 12th Liturgical Conference of Cologne


About 130 people gathered together at Herzogenrath over Passion Sunday for the 12th Kölner Liturgische Tagung (Liturgical Conference of Cologne). The conference was organized by Initiativkreis katholischer Laien und Priester Cologne, Hamburg, Netzwerk Katholischer Priester, "Orietur-Occidens“ Hamburg-Dinslaken and UNA VOCE Deutschland. Special thanks to the Parish Priest of Herzogenrath, Dr. Guido Rodheudt, for his kind hospitality and to both – him and Mr. E. Pellengahr - for the organization!



For the first time in its history, the congress started with a meeting especially for the clergy in order to discuss the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in the parishes and in the program of formation for the priesthood. It was pointed out that there is a significant difference between parishes in the countryside and the structure of a parish within the city; it is easier to integrate the older liturgy into the parish life of the city.








Some splendid liturgies were also celebrated during the conference. Thanks to Dr. Michael Tunger, Mr. René Rolle, the schola of St. Franziskus (Heerlen, NL), the Schola Carolina, Mr. Herbert Nell and the choirs of St. Getrud (Herzogenrath).

The most important liturgy was the Pontifical High Mass offered by H. E. Dr. Klaus Dick, auxiliary emeritus of Cologne, in the beautiful Romanesque Church of the seminary of Rolduc (NL).






(The vesting of the bishop)











The speakers of the meeting drafted a message to the Bishops to take the Motu Proprio seriously, especially in the programme of formation for the priesthood. Following the spirit of the Motu Proprio, seminarians should be trained also in the older form of the Roman Rite. This training should not only include practical matters, but it has to provide a true positive approach to the old liturgy, based on it's history and spirituality. The candidates for the priesthood also have to be well prepared in Latin in order to execute the sacred rites in an appropriate and fruitful way.

An important event – one that has to be repeated!

(From the closing Mass)


Cardinal Cañizares Pontificates in the Usus Antiquior at the Lateran

Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has celebrated Pontifical Mass according to the usus antiquior this morning in the Lateran Basilica. This is the first time since the liturgical reforms of the late 1960s, as far as I am aware, that a sitting Prefect of the Congregation responsible for the liturgy has publicly celebrated Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior. Moreover, he has done so not just anywhere, but in the Lateran Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour, St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, Cathedral of Rome and thus of the Pope, and "mater et caput" of all the churches of the city and the world.

In addition to the advance pictures already posted, our good friends at Rinascimento Sacro have let us know that images taken by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, who also provided the liturgical service including the major ministers and the chant for this occasion, have become available. Here is a selection (click to enlarge):









cal Mass in the Czech Republic

Bishop of Litoměřice (Leitmeritz) in Northern Bohemia, Most Rev. Jan Baxant, on the same day celebrated a Pontifical Mass in the usus antiquior in the parish church of Počaply (Potschapl) which is about 5 km from his See city. The Mass was in honour of St. Adalbert of Prague, to whom the beautiful church (built in its current form by the famous Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer) is dedicated and a relic of whom was venerated on the occasion. The website of the Czech and Slovak Association of Juventutem has posted a photo gallery, of which here are some samples:












hop Burke Celebrates Pontifical Mass in the Usus Antiquior in Lourdes

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, pontificated in the Extraordinary Form in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at Lourdes in the context of the annual pilgrimage of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS). As the Spanish blog Benedicámus Dómino reports, afterwards the Archbishop gave a talk and a Q&A session, and on the Sunday the Superior of the ICRSS, Gilles Wach, celebrated Solemn Mass, again in the Basilica, at which Archbishop Burke assisted.


Here are some picture from Benedicámus Dómino, and also from Fr George David Byers's bloggingLOURDES.







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