Archive for September, 2011

Upcoming Conference: “For the Whole Church: Looking Forward with Summorum Pontificum”


Perspectives on the Traditional Liturgy and Catholic Culture in the wake of the Instruction “Universae Ecclesiae” and on the Fourth Anniversary of the Motu Proprio “Summorum Pontificum”

The four years that have elapsed since the effective date of Summorum Pontificum have witnessed an amazing flowering of the Traditional liturgy in this country.  While still encountering many obstacles, the Traditional Liturgy continues to acquire new supporters and new homes – often in what previously were thought to be the most inhospitable places.  And every Catholic must ask: what does  this liturgical ferment mean for the Christian life in the contemporary world?  The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny is organizing this conference to take stock of  these developments and to provide a broader context for what we have experienced. We will hear extraordinary speakers who, each in a very different way, will provide insights on the political, legal and spiritual dimensions of  living Traditional Catholicism today.  We also hope that this will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and to lay the foundations for continued fruitful cooperation in the work of restoring Christendom.

The conference will take place in the church and church hall of St. Mary’s Parish, Norwalk CT. Directions.  Parking is available.
Please register ahead: Send an email to by September 18
Friday, September 23:
 7:30 PM Vespers
8:30 PM Introductory Presentation: Father Richard Cipolla
Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, September 24:
9:00 AM EF mass in St. Mary Church
10:45 AM: Introduction
11: AM Prof. Luc Perrin (University of Strasbourg, France) “Catholic Traditionalism from a French Perspective”
12: Lunch
1:15 Lorenz Jaeger (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany). Dr. Jaeger will read selections from his “Exerzitien” (Spiritual Exercises – Dr. Jaeger’s series of articles in the FAZ.)
2:15 Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, S.T.D. (Director of Rome Office of Human Life International; Acting President of HLI 2010-2011): “A Comment on the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae on the application of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum  ”
3;30: Closing Panel/ Summary
Registration fee (payable at the conference): $20
For further information contact:
We would appreciate contacting us at if you plan to attend.


No Mass in New Britain This Sunday

The 4 pm Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s in New Britain is cancelled for this Sunday the 18th. Masses will resume Sunday September 25th.


Traditional Masses Resume in Hartford on September 4th

With Fr. Diaz’s return from Rome, the traditional Mass apostolate will resume with Masses on Sunday at 7:30 am and first Fridays at 6:30 pm.