• The Traditional Latin Mass (the 'Tridentine' Mass) is the Mass in use for most of the 2,000 years of the Catholic Church. Note: Although codified after the Council of Trent, the most important parts of the Mass are said to trace back to apostolic times.

  • Many great saints, including St. John Bosco, St. Teresa, and St. Francis de Sales attended Mass in the 'Tridentine' rite. 

  • Respected clergy, theologians, and laity have considered the 'Tridentine' Latin Mass the most perfect form of worship on Earth.

  • The 'Tridentine' Mass is a completely different rite of Mass than that said at most Catholic churches today. The Mass said in most Catholic churches today is the "Novus Ordo" (New Order) Mass which was concocted by men in the 1960's. There are numerous and significant differences between the Novus Ordo Mass and the 'Tridentine' Mass. 

  • Even when the Novus Ordo Mass is said in Latin, there are still numerous and significant differences between it and the 'Tridentine' Mass.

  • "Latin Mass" does not mean a Spanish Mass. A "Spanish Mass" is a Novus Ordo Mass said in the Spanish language. There are numerous and significant differences between the Novus Ordo Mass and the 'Tridentine' Mass.

  • The 'Tridentine' Mass is said to have been "authorized by the Holy Spirit", not by a committee.

  • The 'Tridentine' Mass uses an entirely different calendar than the Novus Ordo Mass.

  • Pope John Paul II recognized that the desire for the 'Tridentine' Mass is a "rightful aspiration" deserving of respect. Pope Benedict XVI has also supported the desire for the Traditional Mass.

  • The 'Tridentine' Mass is still validly said in many Catholic parishes today.