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Sursum Corda

Contents

Introduction

1

The Council of Trent: Decree Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of The Eucharist, 1551

5

The Council of Trent: Doctrine on The Sacrifice of The Mass, 1562

13

The Catechism of the Council of Trent: The Sacrament of the Eucharist: Importance of Instruction on the Eucharist, 1564

21

Quo Primum—Papal Bull Establishing the Tridentine Rite, Pope St. Pius V, July 13, 1570

60

“Thoughts on Alterations in the Liturgy Respectfully Submitted to the Clergy,” John Henry Cardinal Newman, September 9, 1833

64

Excerpt from Prayers and Ceremonies of the Mass,
The Very Rev. John T. Sullivan, V. G., 1870

69

“The Liturgical Language” from The Roman Liturgy,
Peter C. Yorke, S. T. D., 1897

71

Excerpt from Jesus in the Eucharist,
The Very Rev. W. J. Kelly, V. F., 1903

78

Excerpt from The Sacrifice of The Mass: An Explanation of Its Doctrine, Rubrics, and Prayers by M. Gavin, S. J., 1903

86

Tra le Sollecitudini, Instruction on Sacred Music,
given Motu Proprio, Pope St. Pius X, November 22, 1903

93

“The Liturgy of the Mass,”
Fr. Adrian Fortescue, The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913

103

The Orientation of the Altar, from Maurice Hassett’s “History of the Christian Altar,” The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913

132

Why in Latin?,
Rev. George Bampfield, The Catholic Truth Society, 1922

134

Divini Cultus: On Divine Worship,
Pope Pius XI, December 20, 1928

152

The Mass of the Western Rites,
Rt. Rev. Dom Fernand Cabrol, 1934

159

Mediator Dei: On the Sacred Liturgy,
Pope Pius XII, November 20, 1947

166

Christus Dominus: Concerning the Eucharistic Fast,
Pope Pius XII, January 6, 1953

230

Musicae Sacrae: On Sacred Music, Pope Pius XII, December 25, 1955

244

Sacram Communionem: On Laws of Fasting and The Evening Mass, Pope Pius XII, March 19, 1957

263

Veterum Sapientia: On the Promotion of the Study of Latin,
Pope John XXIII, February 22, 1962

265

Sacrosanctum Concilium: On the Sacred Liturgy,
Pope Paul VI, December 4, 1963

274

Inter Oecumenici (Excerpt)
Sacred Congregation of Rites, September 26, 1964

298

Optatam Totius: An Excerpt From A Decree on Priestly Training,  Pope Paul VI, Rome, October 28, 1965

299

Excerpts from Remarks at an Audience,
Pope Paul VI, Rome, April 26, 1968

300

Excerpts from Remarks at a General Audience,
Pope Paul VI, Rome, November 26, 1969

312

A Statement by Scholars, Intellectuals, and Artists Living in England, published in the Times of London, July 6, 1971

313

The “English” Indult,
The Congregation for Divine Worship, November 5, 1971

315

Quattuor Abhinc Annos: Indult for Use of the Roman Missal of 1962, Congregation For Divine Worship, October 3, 1984

317

Ecclesia Dei, Pope John Paul II, July 2, 1988

319

Excerpt from an Address to the Bishops of Chile,
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Santiago, Chile, July 13, 1988

323

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Tridentine Mass,
The Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei,” January 1, 1991

325

Address to the Annual General Meeting of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, Alfons Cardinal Stickler, June 20, 1992

329

Praying Ad Orientem Versus, An Editorial in Notitiae, May 1993

333

“Facing the Lord: On the Building of Churches and Facing East in Prayer,” A Commentary on an Editorial in Notitiae, May 1993, Rev. John T. Zuhlsdorf, Sacred Music, Winter 1993

338

“The Attractiveness of the Tridentine Mass,”
Alfons Cardinal Stickler, May 20, 1995

351

“The Oxford Declaration on the Liturgy,”
The Centre for Faith and Culture, June 29, 1996

359

“The Antiquity and Beauty of the Roman Missal,” from Michael Davies’ A Short History of the Roman Mass, 1997

363

On the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of Ecclesia Dei, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, October 24, 1998

367

“The Sanctuary” from Ugly As Sin, Michael S. Rose, 2001

373

“The Reform of the Liturgy and the Position of the Celebrant at the Altar,” from Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, 2004

377

“Some Considerations on Holy Communion in the Hand,” Paul McDonald, Christ to The World Magazine, 2007

388

“Latin: Vehicle of Unity between Peoples and Cultures,”
Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, L’Osservatore Romano,
November 15, 2007

393

Letter to Bishops Regarding The Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum,” Pope Benedict XVI, July 7, 2007

399

Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum given Motu Proprio, Pope Benedict XVI, July 7, 2007

404

Cum Amore Ac Timore: On Holy Communion on the Tongue,
Athanasius
Schneider, L’Osservatore Romano, January 8, 2008

410

Papal Press Conference, Pope Benedict XVI, September 12, 2008

417

To the Bishops of France, Pope Benedict XVI, September 14, 2008

418

Appendix: The Canon of the Mass

419

Acknowledgements

435


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