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Traditionalists may celebrate feasts on old liturgical calendar, Vatican rules

November 11, 2008

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Responding to a question from the Latin Mass Society, the Ecclesia Dei commission has ruled that Catholics who use the extraordinary form of the liturgy may continue to use the liturgical calendar associated with the 1962 Missal. The question arose when the bishops of England and Wales transferred some the celebration of some solemnities to the closest Sunday. The Vatican indicated that while the episcopal conference can later the calendar of holy days, the traditional feasts may still be observed by those using the extraordinary form.


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