The Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

General Questions on the Extraordinary Form
The Solemn High Mass
The Solemn High Pontifical Mass
Priest Facing the Altar (Ad Orientem)
Sacred Silence and Active Participation
The Asperges Me (Sprinkling Rite)
Holy Communion
Why don't we call the two different forms rites?

Calling them "rites" would be very misleading since both forms of the Mass stem from the same Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. It would also imply a rupture or contradiction. The Holy Father has explicitly said in his Letter that neither of these are true.