Silence in the Church

We are encouraged to be silent before and after Mass. Socializing should not take place within the nave, but rather outside, or possibly in the narthex. Silence should also be observed during Eucharistic Adoration and Confession. “Let all mortal flesh be silent, standing there…in fear and trembling; for the King of kings, the Lord of…

Pope Pius X Establishes a Precedent

“On May 22, 1908 Fr. Zerchaninov was appointed the Administrator of the Mission to the Russian Catholics. The decree from the Vatican Secretariat of State appointing him specifically states: ‘Therefore His Holiness commands the aforementioned priest Zerchaninov to observe the laws of the Greek-Slavonic Rite faithfully and in all their integrity, without any admixture from…