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Articles & Interviews

Below there is a list of articles, addresses, lectures and interviews with various Church people and dignitaries. Some nearly form classics, other are less known and some simply omitted. Whilst discussions and opinions are valuable, the IBP does not subscribe to each and every opinion voiced in the Church concerning the place of Catholic Tradition. Nevertheless we regard the opinions as particularly worthy of mention


  • Joseph Kard. Ratzinger "To dispel fears and anxieties about ancient liturgy"
    Lecture delivered in Rome on 24 Oct 1998 to Traditional faithful pilgrims to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei ["Christianitas"]
  • Alfons Kard. Stickler SDB "The Theological Attractiveness of the Tridentine Mass."
    Lecture delivered in New York on 9 May 1995 during a conference arranged by "Christi Fideles" and "Keep the Faith" circles ["The Latin Mass Magazine"]
  • Dario Kard. Castrillon Hoyos "Tradition without Contestation"
    The most recent interview with President of Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, on e.g. the Pontiff's intention and hopes of Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. What is a "stable group"? Should the Tridentine Mass return to all parishes? etc. ["Jesus"]
  • Abp Albert Malcolm Ranjith " Medicine of immortality and antidote against death"
    An interview with Secretary of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Is Tridentine Mass needed? Were all aspects of the liturgical reform well thought? Did Vaticanum Secundum wish for immediate change? What about the Communion in the hand and similar practices? Who does not want to listen to Vaticanum Secundum? etc. ["Inside the Vatican"]
  • Abp Albert Malcolm Ranjith "I frankly do not understand this rebellion towards the Pope"
    Who confronts the Pope? Why some reject Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum? Who commits the sin of pride? Why Latin? etc. ["Petrus"]
  • bishop Grzegorz Balcerek "Honour your Father and Mother" new!
    Homily preached during the Pontifical High Mass for the 15th anniversary of the return of Traditional Mass to Pozna?? for good, 14 June 2009.
  • Rev. Domenico Bertolucci "When the cantor was a pastor"
    A special interview with the master, rev. Domenico Bertolucci. Who killed the Gregorian Chant and polyphony and why. How to revive them. Benedict XVI "Napoleon without generals", etc. ["L'espresso"]
  • Rev. Andre Rose "The history of the liturgical reform"
    Father Rose was an expert of the Roman "Consilium" for the reform. He was present during the creation of the Novus Ordo Missae. His opinion, as an eye witness, in the debate over "reform of the reform" is most valuable. ["Currier de Rome"]
  • Alice von Hildebrandt "Why Pope John XXIII Would Weep?"
    On 23 Nov 1973, Pope Paul VI lamented that "opening up the Church to the world [after Vaticanum Secundum], contributed to the actual invasion of the worldly thinking on the Church". How is it possible that "good Council" yielded bitter fruit we can see today? How did it happen that we took the wrong course... ["New Oxford Review"]