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Kresta in the Afternoon – July 16, 2021 – Hour 1

Matthew Bunson and Montse Alvarado react to the news of the new Motu Proprio on the Extraordinary Form, and Al sits down with Fr. Daniel Maurer who has returned from Russia.


Pope Francis issues restrictions on extraordinary form Masses in new motu proprio

Pope Francis has promulgated a new set of norms that significantly restrict the permission of priests to offer the Mass in the Extraordinary Form, and place diocesan bishops in the position of regulating its celebration. Matthew Bunson explains the latest.

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Breaking: Pope Francis issues restrictions on extraordinary form Masses in new motu proprio

Pope makes extraordinary changes for Extraordinary Form

Big hopes for the National Eucharistic Revival

Archbishop Cordileone: Traditional Latin Mass will continue in San Francisco

Catholics react to Pope Francis’ sweeping restrictions on extraordinary form Masses

Latin Mass Supporters React With Dismay to Pope’s Severe New Restrictions

Matthew Bunson is Executive Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for EWTN News and a Senior Fellow at St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books including the first English-language biography of Pope Francis and The Encyclopedia of Catholic History. Follow him on twitter at MattBunson. Register Radio airs Saturdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 11 am.

Catholic Life in Russia

Fr Daniel Mauer is an American priest who spends most of his time helping to build the Church in Eastern Russia. He’s home for vacation and he gives us a look at the state of the Church there.

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A New Generation of Catholics for Russia

Catholicism in Eastern Russia

Life on the Soviet Precipice

Fr Maurer’s website

Fr Daniel Mauer is the Chief Financial Officer for the Mary Mother of God Mission Society in Vladivostok, Russia. He was born in Hart, Michigan and grew up in the twin cities of Benton Harbor and St Joseph. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Michigan State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. He also studied biblical theology, Church history, and canon law at the Pontifical University of Santiago, Chile and at St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California. Fr. Dan is co-founder with founder Fr. Myron of the religious order of Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord in Guam, USA, in 1987. In February 1992, they went together to Vladivostok, Russia to begin the restoration of the Catholic Church in the Russian Far East. Visit vladmission.org
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