What is a Tridentine Catholic?

Why is it called Tridentine?

The Tridentine Mass takes its name from the Council of Trent (1545-63), which was called largely in response to the rise of Protestantism in Europe. The council addressed many issues, however, including the proliferation of modifications of the traditional Latin Rite Mass.

What does the word Tridentine mean?

The adjective Tridentine refers to any thing or person pertaining to the city of Trent, Italy (Latin: Tridentum).

What is the difference between Roman Catholic and Latin Catholic?

“Roman Catholic” and “Western” or “Latin Catholic”

However, some do use the term “Roman Catholic” to refer to Western (i.e. Latin) Catholics, excluding Eastern Catholics. … The same distinction is made by some writers belonging to Eastern Catholic churches.

What is Tridentine theology?

The Tridentine Mass is the old form of Mass that was authorised for use throughout the Roman Catholic Church from 1570 until it was replaced following the second Vatican Council in the 1960s. … the congregation follows the Mass in private prayer and doesn’t play an active part.

What is the meaning of Sedevacantism?

Sedevacantism is the position held by some traditional Catholics that the present occupier of the Holy See is not a valid pope due to the mainstream church’s alleged espousal of modernism and that, for lack of a valid pope, the See is vacant.

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Why the Latin Mass is better?

It gives more emphasis than the early liturgy to the Mass as a communal meal held in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with his Apostles. Devotees of the old Mass say that they treasure an atmosphere of greater mystery, solemnity and reverence than they find in the new Mass.

When was the Tridentine Mass begin?


The Council of Trent (1545-1563) codified the Latin mass from earlier liturgies and approved the Roman Missal that was used from 1570 until the mid-1960s. The priest celebrated mass with his back to the congregation, which prayed silently or followed the Latin prayers in books called missals.