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FAQ

How can I find a Traditional Latin Mass center in my area?

Check our Mass locations page for a Traditional Latin Mass center near you. Please also consider seeking out Traditional Latin Mass centers by asking members of your community and sending us any possible options for approval. If there are no Traditional Latin Mass centers listed in your area, please contact us and we may be able to help.

What should I do if there are no Traditional Latin Mass centers in my area?

Consider moving. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass should be at the center of every Catholic life. Traditional Catholic communities are often comprised of business owners who can offer employment opportunities close to a Traditional Latin Mass center.

If there is a Mass within reasonable driving distance, consider making a monthly road trip with other Catholics in the area. It may even be possible to lodge overnight with Catholics living closer to the Mass center.

If it is impossible to move, carpool, or lodge, sanctify the day by watching our livestream of Holy Mass, praying the Mass prayers and the rosary, spiritual reading, and performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Should I attend the local Society of St. Pius X church?

This can possibly be a viable option. However, a caveat must be offered because The Society of St. Pius X has been known to utilize Novus Ordo clergymen who have been ordained with the Novus Ordo rite by Novus Ordo bishops. Also, the SSPX appears to be determined to enter into an agreement with Modernist Rome. This would be an absolute betrayal of the Catholic religion, as Catholicism and Modernism cannot coexist within the same institution. To date, this agreement has not been made formally and publicly. This means that SSPX Masses can be attended provided that the priest is truly a traditional priest who has been validly ordained with the traditional rite by a traditional bishop. 

Should I attend the “Extraordinary Form” or "Indult Mass" offered by a Novus Ordo priest?

No. For the first twenty years after the New Mass came out, the Modernists did everything in their power to completely eradicate the traditional Mass. The Catholic Mass and the New Mass were not meant to coexist in the same religion. The "Indult Mass" was permitted only after Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated bishops and the Modernists feared a "mass exodus" of people unless they tolerated the Latin Mass under closely controlled conditions. With his approval of the “Extraordinary Form” in his motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI and his fellow modernists attempted to lure traditional Catholics into their clutches. This was nothing more than a diabolically deceitful plan to confuse faithful Catholics. True traditional Catholicism cannot coexist within the Modernist Church because Catholicism and Modernism are two absolutely antithetical religions.

Should I attend Traditional Latin Masses offered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter or the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest?

No. The problem with both of these groups (and others like them) is that they are still representatives of the Conciliar Church, and, despite whatever good intentions their members may have, they are being used by the Modernists to give a veneer of Catholicism to the Novus Ordo. They are also being used by the Modernists to drive the point home that there can be two different religions within the same church—the fundamental principle of ecumenism. If these groups have a true devotion—and not merely a sentimental attachment—to the traditional Latin liturgy, they must eschew the anti-Catholic Modernist religion in favor of true traditional Catholicism.

Should I attend Traditional Latin Masses offered by the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or any other Thuc-affiliated clergy?

No. There are myriad problems with the episcopal consecrations of Archbishop Thục, which have been exhaustively detailed in our videos. In short, his consecrations are doubtfully valid at best, and certainly not Catholic.

Should I attend Masses offered by priests of the Eastern Rites?

Possibly. The Eastern Rites have had their own Vatican II, and many of their clergy have become infected with Modernism. If a validly-ordained Eastern Rite priest is free from Modernism and truly traditional, his Masses can be attended and his sacraments received.

Does the Society of St. Pius V subscribe to sedevacantism?

The official position of the Society of St. Pius V in regard to sedevacantism can be found in its Statement of Principles. From that document: “We hold that there is certain and sufficient evidence to assert, as a legitimate theological opinion, that anyone who publicly professes the conciliar religion does not legitimately hold any position of authority in the Catholic Church…[but] we do not claim the authority to settle this question definitively…”.

What was wrong with the Second Vatican Council?

The Second Vatican Council was convoked by a Modernist (John XXIII) as a "pastoral" council, but was actually intended to radically change the Catholic religion and thus revolutionize the faith. In fact, Cardinal Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) even openly referred to the Second Vatican Council as the French Revolution within the Church, while others fittingly saw it as the negation of the First Vatican Council. Again from the SSPV Statement: “The changes following the Second Vatican Council have proven so damaging to the Roman Catholic Religion and so detrimental to the sanctification of souls that one can easily discern that 'an enemy has done this' This Council marked the culmination of the first phase of a liberal and modernist intrusion into the Roman Catholic Church, which intrusion had already begun in the nineteenth century and to which St. Pius X alerted the Church in 1907.” 

What is Modernism?

Pope St. Pius X in his 1907 encyclical, Pascendi (Condemning the Errors of the Modernists), described Modernism as the “synthesis of all heresies” and, "the most dangerous enemy the Church has ever faced" because it destroys the very notion of faith itself. Where other heresies attack one or more doctrines of Catholicism, Modernism attacks the very taproot of Catholicism—faith itself. This pernicious doctrine attempts to redefine the virtue of faith by embracing agnosticism, which inevitably leads to atheism. For a more in-depth treatment of Modernism, please watch Father Jenkins’ series explaining Pascendi.

How can I consecrate myself and my family to the Immaculate Heart of Mary?

By praying daily (preferably as a family) the prayers of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the rosary; making the five first Saturdays; placing a blessed image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in your home; and, most importantly, imitating Our Lady's virtues in your daily life.

Where can I find a recording of the Ave Maria music featured in the intro to all WCB Programs?

The beautiful Ave Maria recording heard in our videos was made by Father Jenkins' Cleveland-area parish choir many years ago. Unfortunately, the full recording has been lost, and all that remains is the short snippet heard in the intro to our programs. The Daughters of Mary, however, have produced their own wonderful recording of the Ave Maria. The MP3 can be downloaded here: https://www.daughtersofmarypress.com/music/mary-of-graces