Gluten Intolerance and the Extraordinary Form

The autoimmune condition commonly known as “celiac disease”—marked by degenerative inflammation of the bowels upon ingestion of gliadin proteins (a component of the more complex protein commonly referred to as “gluten”) present in wheat and related cereals—appears to have been present in the European population for at least 2,000 years. Not until the 1950s, however, … More Gluten Intolerance and the Extraordinary Form

Holydays of Obligation & Transferred Feasts

The divergence between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form calendars, combined with the widespread practice of transferring feasts and holyday obligations to the nearest Sunday, raises questions about how to apply Canons 1246 and 1247[1] in the context of the Extraordinary Form. Can the Mass of the day in the Extraordinary Form Calendar be said when … More Holydays of Obligation & Transferred Feasts

The Extraordinary Form and the Eucharistic Fast

Q. What Eucharistic Fast is required of those assisting at the Extraordinary Form? A. Latin Rite Catholics are bound by the one-hour-from-reception mandate of 1983 CIC c. 919 § 1 irrespective of the form or rite of the liturgical celebration during which they receive Holy Communion. The longer fasts in effect prior to 1964 were not set … More The Extraordinary Form and the Eucharistic Fast