Latin Mass Knights

Did you know that there is something called the “Traditional Latin Mass Network”, made up of members of the Knights of Columbus? Well, go to the site found here: Latin Mass Knights.

Here’s their self description from the About Us page.

The Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network is a working group sponsored by Knights of Columbus Councils, Assemblies, individual Knights and other members of the Christian faithful supporting the Traditional Latin Mass (which was the Mass offered by Knights founder, Venerable Servant of God Fr. Michael McGivney)…

We also welcome Knights from the entirety of the sacred liturgical patrimony of the Catholic Church: the Dominican Rite and other religious order Rites, Anglican Use, Eastern Rites, and, above all, the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin) Mass.

If you are a Knight in good standing and interested in joining the Network– even if your parish celebrates only the Ordinary Form or other liturgy (my emphasis- TC) – please fill out the online membership form.

And, I would be remiss to not include their disclaimer:

Disclaimer: The Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network is not a program, event, or activity of the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus in no way owns, operates, maintains, or otherwise controls the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network or its website, and is not responsible for any of its content. The Network is composed of members of the Knights of Columbus in good standing, and other members of the Christian faithful, who support and promote the preservation of the Traditional Latin Mass and sacraments.

The first thing I can’t help but notice is that it is an active website: when I look at a blog/website, the first thing I do is look at the date of the most recent post. If that date is sometime in 2016, I just walk on by. These guys are doing things!! Here’s some recent tidbits:

Knights promoting the TLM: there are two threads here. The first thread is to publicize the cover story of the August edition of Legatus Magazine on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (also covered by the FSSP newsletter The Missive, here). The link to the Legatus article is here. The article has an excellent short history about how the FSSP came in to being (PS: we here at UVM have discussed the alphabet soup of FSSP, SSPX, ICK here). Also, of interest to me because I am originally from Baltimore, the Legatus article cites one of the FSSP’s most recent locations at the National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore, MD. I’m certain y’all will recall that Una Voce Maine, as always ahead of the pack, did a piece on St. Aphonsus Liruori FSSP Parish ‘way back in March, 2018, here.

Anyway, the other thread of the Knights promoting the TLM link was to highlight a recent piece by a Knight, Don Havercamp, on his experience as a Catholic who knew only the Novus ordo upon being exposed to the Traditional Latin Mass, worth taking a look at here.

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A final tidbit is one that moved me personally being as I am a 20 year Navy veteran and the same age as the gentleman who is the focus of the articles: here and here.

So, I think this is really great! Who knew?!? Well, now you do. And, even though “The Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network is not a program, event, or activity of the Knights of Columbus…” et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, I’m going to put the KoC logo here anyway!

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