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Glorious Liturgical Developments in Dallas – UPDATED March 1, 2019

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, fightback, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Latin Mass, Liturgy, priests, religious, Restoration, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.

[UPDATE] A quick update, I had the location for the new Dominican Rite traditional Mass wrong in the original version of this post.  That has been corrected below.]

I know this blog has been on a long hiatus, but it’s not quite dead, yet.  I’ve changed jobs and am able to work from home at least somewhat now, but all this has happened in the past few weeks and I haven’t had time to get back to blogging.  However some wonderful news regarding drastically improved and/or authentic liturgy has developed of late that I had to share in spite of any difficulties on my end.  The news is this – the Dallas Diocese will be getting its second Traditional Latin Mass location within the next three weeks.  In addition, there

Father Cargo

will be another Novus Ordo Latin Mass offered in the Diocese at least through Lent.

Regarding the latter first, the excellent young priest Fr. Jason Cargo, pastor of St. Joseph parish in Richardson, will be offering Novus Ordo Masses in Latin starting on Thursday March 7 at 6pm.  These Masses will be held every Thursday of Lent – not sure about Holy Thursday – at the same time.  The Masses will be offered Ad Orientem.  This is a wonderful development and will hopefully lead to more such Masses in future.

Even closer to home for this writer, Fr. Thomas More Barba of the Dominican Priory of St. Albert the Great adjacent to the campus of the University of Dallas (where my daughter is matriculating as a freshman while living at home) will begin offering the Extraordinary Form of the Dominican Rite – that is the Traditional Latin Mass according to the Dominican Rite – on Tuesday March 19th (the feast of St. Joseph!) and on subsequent Tuesdays at 5pm (at the chapel of the University of Dallas/Church of the Incarnation, contrary to what I indicated in a previous edition of this post).  According to Father Barba:

This is the “extraordinary form of the Mass,” or the Mass as it was celebrated by the Dominican Order prior to the Novus Ordo, or “ordinary form of the Mass.”  While this is not the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, the celebration of the Dominican Rite is a gift from the treasury of my Order that I am honored to offer to you all as a friar preacher……..

……..It is my hope that these additions to our liturgical life at UD – and every decision I make – may help all of us to strengthen our bonds of communion with Our Lord and with each other in joyful charity.

I have never assisted at a Dominican Rite Mass.  It would be wonderful if readers could help elucidate the differences between the Mass of St. Pius V, or what is broadly known as the Traditional Latin Mass, and the

Father Barba

traditional Dominican Rite.  Are both common and proper prayers different? Are the changes slight, or rather substantive, in your opinion?  Are there missals available for the traditional Dominican Rite?

These are both extremely welcome developments and, I pray, indicate a substantial change in the approach taken by the ordinary of the Diocese of Dallas with regard to legitimate use of the Church’s great liturgical tradition.  The previous bishop of Dallas maintained, contra Summorum Pontificum, that he alone had the right to assess the need for any Masses in Latin, and only in Latin.  Pastors could add new Masses in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, or any other language as they saw fit, but Latin Mass in any form was, quite unjustifiably, his sole purview. Well now that Kevin Farrell has gone onto bigger and “better” things, perhaps the attitude towards Latin Mass is changing, and a most welcome change it will be.  I believe Fr. Weinberger at St. William’s in Greenville is still offering his Novus Ordo Latin Mass Ad Orientem, the Ad Orientem being something he was forbidden to do under Bishop Farrell. Thus, there are some quite positive signs all around, and Bishop Burns should be thanked and, even more, prayed for still more (though I am not certain whether bishops have authority over Masses offered in religious houses within their jurisdiction – certainly pray for the prior of St. Albert’s and the superior of the order, as well).

I bring up this apparent change not to carp about the previous bishop, per se’, but simply to point out the apparent difference and to provide hope for those many thousands of souls who have been pining for a much broader appreciation and offering of more traditional, more reverent liturgy.  Or, at least, many souls feel Mass offered in Latin, or especially according to the Church’s ancient pre-conciliar tradition, is much more reverent and efficacious of their communing with God at the great Supper of the Lord than what is offered in the vast majority of parishes the vast majority of the time.  I pray this is only the beginning of a great liturgical renewal through return to Tradition in the Diocese of Dallas, and that I have many more occasions to make posts such as this in the near future.

A final note, there is no end date for the EF Dominican Rite Masses at the Church of the Incarnation on the campus of the University of Dallas, that I am aware of.  This is a change that will continue beyond Lent.

So get off early from work on Tuesdays and come experience something new but also very old!  Thank you to all the good priests who made these developments possible!

Some images of traditional Dominican Rite Masses below.  What glory!  Thank you, Lord!  We do not deserve this, but thank you so very much!


1. Baseballmomof8 - March 1, 2019

So good to see a post from you TB. A couple weeks back you and your family were much on my mind so I offered extra prayers for all of you. Hope the new job is going well, and everyone is relatively healthy 😀

2. Julia Augusta - March 1, 2019

Good to see you posting again!
You are so fortunate to have the Dominican Rite celebrated near you. I attended Sunday mass in the Dominican Rite at the chapel of the Austrian Hospice in Jerusalem a few months ago. The chapel was packed and nearly everyone was under the age of 40. Some were tourists, but others seemed to belong to religious orders. The priest was also young. I can see what is happening in the Catholic Church. Every single traditional mass in Latin, which I have attended around the world for the past 2 years, has been filled with people under 40. I am 57 years old, and I came back to the Church 2 years ago after 40 years away. I am always very happy to see people who are my age or older at the TLM.

3. Julia Augusta - March 1, 2019

Check out http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org (New Liturgical Movement) for information about the Dominican Rite. I remember seeing an article or two about it.

4. Dennis Hogan - March 1, 2019



5. SoCatAristocrat - March 1, 2019

Good to see you posting again, brother!

6. Mark Docherty - March 1, 2019

Welcome back!

It’s somewhat shocking that the Dominican Rite will be offered at the UD chapel instead of of at the abby. Providential, I’m sure, and for the better benefit of the students, but man that chapel was a den of dissent for years. I admit I haven’t been there in five or six years, so maybe it’s changed.

So glad to have you back blogging.

7. Camper - March 3, 2019

UD’s chapel (Church of the Incarnation) is modernist to the extreme. It’s a profoundly ugly church, if I remember, and with a modernist design. It’s hard to see how anything happening there could be edifying. Sorry to throw a wet blanket on the party, but why wouldn’t Catholics push for better than the old Dominican Rite at Incarnation Church? The church looks like it was designed by an atheist who was probably also a communist homosexual who hates Christianity (see Archbishop Bugnini).

I’ve seen the traditional Dominican rite and I couldn’t distinguish it from the TLM.

Glad to see you out of the catacombs, TB. Congratulations. Please don’t blog from work if you can help it. Bosses these days seem to be neurotic about religion. I hope you can publish regularly again soon.

8. Tim - March 3, 2019

Good to see you back! I’ve been to a few Dominican Rite Masses….not much different from a TLM.

9. Dismas - March 3, 2019

Great to see you back, Tantum.

We are here at the Fatima Center Conference in Houston where one of the priests offers the Traditional Dominican Rite Mass. I would say that it is equally as beautiful as the “Tridentine” Mass. You will notice some differences, but it is marked more by its similarities than by its differences.

10. Mitchell - March 4, 2019

Great news, and great to see you back, Tantum. Even though we don’t live in Dallas anymore – we moved back to Minneapolis – I still keep up with what’s going on down there. Of course, I don’t know if I’ll forgive you for stealing Fr. Bauknecht here at All Saints, but I’m glad he’s got such a vibrant parish to serve!

11. Aussietomt - March 6, 2019

Great to see your blog in action again.

Maybe I am out of place here changing the good news about the TLM Masses. As an altar server at daily Mass for years from 1950 I have only sadness to see where we have been led in our Faith, however, may I change topic with your indulgence.

We in Australia are trying to come to grips with the Cardinal Pell conviction. The secular media here led by the Fairfax newspaper group and the national broadcaster the ABC, have led the trumpet of support.
On the other hand we have some very vocal support by several non liberal media personalities and two previous Australian prime ministers.
The persecution has started here and the bigotry has well overcome the fair trial. Victorian state police are leading the charge. In view of the evidence presented and more to the point, not presented, those in the court eacht day of the trial were aghast at the decision.
May I ask for prayers from your readers for Cardinal Pell They would be appreciated not only by the Cardinal but all fair minded catholics who are trying to understand the vitriol and joy that the decision has encouraged. Excuse the way I put this…but the big fish has been landed.
Add Cardinal Pell to the two now deceased dubia Cardinals, Bishop Vigano and to a lesser extent Cardinal Muller as victims of persecution perhaps by the Vatican, most definitely the masonic influence and most certainly the evil one.

Camper - March 10, 2019

Hadn’t heard that. You might consider mentioning it on mundabor’s blog, as he, an englishman, thought Cardinal Pell was a homosexual. Apparently, your news has not made it outside of Australia.

Camper - March 10, 2019

With all the Australian support Cardinal Pell is getting, might not there be a chance of a successful appeal?

12. Beatrice Rodriguez - March 23, 2019

I had the opportunity to attend Mass celebrated by a Dominican priest, Dr. Albert, at the Fatima Conference in Houston last month. The only real differences I noticed were that the washing of the fingers occurred at the very beginning of the Offertory, and the priest did not pray the three Hail Marys, etc. after Mass

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