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FXM said in March 24th, 2014 at 8:29 am

Very good and articulate history of the trads in the US.

introibo said in March 28th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Quite a summary. The seventies into the eighties were certainly bad times. The revolution was ruthless, scattering dedicated priests and faithful in dire need of episcopal continuity in traditional leadership which was all but totally lost. If Rip van Winkle had been a Dutch Catholic who woke up in the 1970’s, in what American church would he have recognized a Catholic Mass chanted in Latin at the high altar other than St. Agnes in St. Paul, Minn.? Along with Fr. DePauw and the Catholic Traditionalist Movement on Long Island was the non-canonical Orthodox Roman Catholic Movement in Stratford and Monroe, Conn. I think Una Voce USA (W.R. Oppelle) merited significant credit. In the several years just before Quattor Abhinc Annos, they were bringing to the fore the importance of reviving the old Mass, providing petitions to Rome for it, etc.

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