What We Stand For
In the 1960s, as a direct result of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Mass was changed beyond recognition. Latin, reverence, and large chunks of Catholic doctrine went out the window. Disaster followed. Mass attendance plummeted, belief eroded, vocations dried up.
At St. Hugh of Lincoln, we remain faithful to the “old ways”—the Church’s doctrine and worship, tried and true, unchanged and unchangeable. We treat the Mass and Christ’s Body and Blood for what they are ― the holiest thing this side of heaven. We preach only eternal truths of the Catholic faith—no feel-good stuff, no fuzziness, no ecumenical sell-outs.
At St. Hugh of Lincoln, you’ll see Mass celebrated in the ancient and venerable Latin rite, whose central prayers have been exactly the same since the days when our forebears in the faith emerged from the catacombs. As a Catholic you have a right to sound doctrine and pure worship—a right that no one, not even a bishop or a pope, can take away.
If you want to worship and believe as Catholics have always worshipped and believed, join us at St. Hugh of Lincoln Church in Milwaukee, where the traditional Latin Mass is offered.
At St. Hugh of Lincoln Church we believe:
- The Roman Catholic Church is the true church of Jesus Christ
- The outcome of the Second Vatican Council changed the mass and sacraments so much that they can no longer be identified with the Roman Catholic religion that existed prior to Vatican II.
- We must adhere to the truth, and we know that the Roman Catholic faith prior to Vatican II contained the truth. This is evident from seeing how the Roman Catholic faith flourished throughout the world, and by the scores of saints that the faith and the Traditional Latin Mass produced.
- ‘By their fruits you shall know them’ (Matthew 7:16). After Vatican II the number of priests and nuns and seminarians fell dramatically, annulments soared, church attendance dropped off, devotion to the faith and the sacraments plummeted.
- The only sure way we have to save our souls is to remain true to the faith that existed in the Roman Catholic Church prior to Vatican II. We will preserve the faith and persevere in it through the troubled modern times that we live in.
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