Juventutem DC

Extraordinary Joy. Extraordinary Youth. Extraordinary Form.

Evangelizing the Reluctant Pearl Merchant

In the Parable of the Pearl, the merchant seeks long and hard to acquire the Pearl of Great Price, selling his entire inventory to acquire it when he finally finds it for purchase. For us, the Extraordinary Form is the Pearl. But have we overestimated how many desire it and will sacrifice for it, as Msgr. Pope suggests? Or is the Pearl too often still hidden from view, not available for purchase at any price?

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Taking Summorum Pontificum out of the Trenches

Here we are, eight years after Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificumcame into effect. This is an extraordinary day, both for those who endured long years without the clarity that Summorum provides, as well as for younger Catholics (like those in Juventutem DC) who grew up after Vatican II and were — to the surprise of many — drawn to tradition. So where are we eight years after Summorum took effect?

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Extraordinary Joy. Extraordinary Youth. Extraordinary Form.