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For Immediate Release - Media Advisory


Vatican Approved Instructional DVD on the Extraordinary Form Arrives!


DENTON, Nebraska – November 14, 2008 –The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP) with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), have completed production on a comprehensive video to teach priests how to say the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Taped on location at Mother Angelica's Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, this 2-DVD set comes with an exclusive introduction by Darío Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei

Disc One provides a step-by-step explanation of every movement, gesture and action of the priest in the ceremony of Low Mass.  Fundamental liturgical principles specific to the Extraordinary Form and common variations are also explained.  Disc Two offers a real-time demonstration of a Mass, filmed from four simultaneous camera angles, selectable on demand.  A talk on the liturgy and a spiritual commentary on the Mass by Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP, are also included. 

This initial release includes English and Spanish language options and, though primarily directed at North America, it will work in any NTSC DVD player and is not region specific.  A subsequent "International Edition" in both NTSC and PAL formats is planned for release 1st Quarter 2009 and will include additional language options in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.  A Chinese edition is also in production.

A limited supply of free copies are available to priests and seminarians by request.  Over 2000 pre-orders have already been taken.  The video will begin shipping November 20th.   Video clips and more information available online at

This video has been produced in conjunction with the FSSP training seminars which have trained priests from over 72 different dioceses across the United States.  Information on future training seminars as well as additional training resources is available at


About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right.  The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter strives to serve the Catholic Church by means of its own particular and specific role or objective, i.e. the sanctification of priests through the faithful celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Through the spiritual riches of the Church's ancient Roman liturgy, the priests of the Fraternity seek to sanctify those entrusted to their care.  The Priestly Fraternity instructs and trains its priests to preserve, promote, and protect the Catholic Church's authentic liturgical and spiritual traditions. The Fraternity comprises over 200 priests and over 125 seminarians studying in its two international seminaries in Bavaria, Germany and Denton, Nebraska.

About EWTN

Founded by Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare nun, the Eternal Word Television Network, now in its 27th year, has become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 140 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

Media Contact:

Father Joseph Lee, FSSP

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary

7880 West Denton Road

Denton, NE 68339   U.S.A.

(402) 570-2707