From The Catholic Anchor:
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Traditional Mass moves forward
On July 7, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI issued the apostolic letter, “Summorum Pontificum,” which expanded the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the 1962 Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII.
In order to make this more traditional form of the Mass available for Catholics in the Anchorage Archdiocese, Father Thomas Brundage, Moderator of the Curia and Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, is scheduled to receive training at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago in September.
According to Father Brundage, the Anchorage Archdiocese hopes to begin offering this Mass (also known as the Tridentine Mass) by Fall 2008. The location and frequency of the Mass, however, are yet to be determined.
The Chicago-based course is available for priests across the country in order to equip them in using the Latin language and more involved rubrics associated with the older Mass. The Mass from the Roman Missal in use since 1970 remains the ordinary form of the Mass, while celebration of the older Tridentine rite remains the extraordinary form.
For more information, contact Father Brundage at firstname.lastname@example.org.