We would like to attend a more conservative Catholic church than the one which we presently attend. We have friends that attend a church which they say is Catholic but uses an Anglican Use Liturgy. They says it’s the conservative Catholocism they have been seeking. What is the Anglican Use Liturgy and are these churches considered valid by Catholic standards? Along the same lines, how can we find a listing of conservative Catholic churches maybe some even offering the Tridentine mass?
"In 1980 the Holy See, in response to requests from priests and laity of the Episcopal Church who were seeking full communion with the Catholic Church, created a Pastoral Provision to provide them with special pastoral attention. The Pastoral Provision is under the jurisdiction of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith whose Delegate directs the working of the Provision.
Under the Provision the ordination of married Episcopal priests was made possible.
It also authorized the establishment of personal parishes in dioceses of the United States in response to the request of former faithful of the Episcopal Church in which they may retain certain liturgical elements proper to the Anglican tradition. The special liturgy was subsequently approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Committee for the Liturgy of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Pastoral Provision is a service rendered to the bishops of the United States by which former Episcopal ministers who have been accepted as candidates for priestly ordination receive theological, spiritual, and pastoral preparation for ministry in the Catholic Church." pastoralprovision.org/about.shtml
Congregations that use the Anglican Use Liturgy: pastoralprovision.org/about.shtml
Information on the Anglican Use Liturgy: atonementonline.com/index.php
(Note: site includes online Missal, and beautiful photos of their church.)
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter website gives a listing of locations where the Tridentine (Indult) Mass is offered: fssp.com/main/