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Pope Francis confirms FSSP ‘not affected’ by his ‘general’ restrictions on Latin Mass

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis confirmed in writing that the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is “not affected” by the “general provision” restricting the Traditional Latin Mass, as contained in Traditionis Custodes, after he met with some of its superiors. In a press release February 21, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) said the Pope gave a private audience to two members of the Fraternity on February 4. Fr. Benoît Paul-Joseph, the superior of the District of France, and Fr. Vincent Ribeton, rector of the FSSP’s European seminary in Wigratzbad, were received by the Pope in Rome “for […]
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LifeSite journalists react to ‘cruel,’ ‘hateful’ new motu proprio restricting Latin Mass

July 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Below are statements from LifeSite journalists who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), in response to Traditionis Custodes. LifeSite has launched a petition asking Pope Francis to rescind the divisive document. It can be signed here. LifeSiteNews will continue to provide updates on and analysis of the document, as well as information about which bishops are moving to restrict the Old Rite of the Mass, in the coming days. John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief: “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him” (Rom 8:28). No people I’ve ever seen in […]
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Diocese of Arlington announces sweeping new restrictions on Latin Mass

[…] become the latest U.S. diocese to announce sweeping restrictions on the Latin Mass following recent Vatican directives cracking down on traditional worship. A new policy published by Bishop Michael Burbidge on Friday eliminates 13 of 21 Latin Mass locations in the diocese in accordance with Pope Francis’ 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes (TC). The diocese’s policy takes effect on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Of the remaining eight parishes allowed to offer the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary Form or usus antiquior, five may only do so in school […]
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Petition asks bishop to reconsider ‘devastating’ restrictions on Latin Mass in Arlington diocese

[…] — the petition to Burbidge goes on to express “a profound sense of loss and grief at the prospect of losing the ability to celebrate the Mass and other sacraments in the Old Rite.” In a challenge to Pope Francis’ stated reason for curtailing the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) through Traditionis  Custodes, which the Responsa is meant to implement — that TLM attendees “rejec the Church” and cause division — the petition added that TLM “attendees in this diocese” are not marked by a “sense of disunity and schism” but by “deep reverence and love for the Church.” Rémy-Christophe Mariotti, a traditional […]
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Ecclesia Dei communities issue official response to Pope Francis’ restrictions on the TLM

COURTALAIN, France (LifeSiteNews) – Superiors from twelve Latin Mass communities have issued a joint official statement to Pope Francis and the French bishops in response to Traditionis Custodes. The priests and abbots have asked for a “humane, personal, trusting dialogue” and promised to “convert if party spirit or pride has polluted our hearts.”  The joint statement, issued on September 2 in English and in French, addresses Pope Francis’ recent restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in Traditionis Custodes. It asks for security for the members of the traditional communities in their way of life, something which Dr. Peter Kwasniewski described as […]
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Vatican source: Pope to attack Ecclesia Dei communities in February

[…] Rorate Caeli) with concerning news. Informed sources, they wrote, “expect the initiation of measures before the end of this year, which should lead these priestly communities ‘back to the only way of celebrating the Roman rite.’” According to this report, it seems that the people behind Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which essentially aims at abolishing the traditional Roman rite, realized that they first need to crack down on these traditional orders before setting up a new law. The report continues by saying: Apparently, Rome is of the opinion that the status of the communities as “societies of pontifical […]
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Church’s head of divine worship says Vatican II promoted a ‘new liturgy’ so Latin Mass must be regulated

[…] that was necessary because Vatican II put “forward a new liturgy for the vital life of the Church.” In an interview conducted with Vatican News, Roche, Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, supported Pope Francis’ restrictions on the Latin Mass as contained in Traditionis Custodes, and subsequently extended by Roche himself in his Responsa ad dubia. “There’s never been a controversy about the liturgy in the way that we’re experiencing it today,”  Roche said, “partly because there has never before been two versions of the Roman Missal – the Roman Missal from 1962, […]
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In open letter, Bp. Schneider urges Francis to repeal ‘ill-advised’ Latin Mass restrictions

ROME (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider has written a charitable but direct reflection urging Pope Francis to “rescind” the controversial motu propio Traditionis Custodes.   Yesterday Schneider, a well-known episcopal defender of orthodox Catholic doctrine and tradition, published a “pastoral reflection” imploring Pope Francis to end his war on the Traditional Latin Mass. Specifically, he asked the pontiff to repeal both the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes and the Vatican’s Responsa ad dubia, which have limited Catholics’ ability to attend or celebrate the Old Mass.    “As we advance along the Synodal Path leading to the 2023 Synod on Synodality, a wound has been […]
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Cdl. Zen on Pope’s Latin Mass restrictions: They ‘hurt the hearts of many good people’

July 27, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Joseph Zen last week joined a chorus of high-level critics of Pope Francis’s recent motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, saying that the document “hurt the hearts of many good people.” Traditionis Custodes, issued July 16, restricts celebration of Traditional Latin Mass, purporting to remove the “Mass of the Ages” from the Roman Rite altogether. The motu proprio contradicts and abrogates Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which granted universal approval for priests to celebrate Holy Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962. Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong and former member of […]
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Open letter to French bishops: ‘Essential’ to give the faithful access to the Latin Mass

Secure a home for canceled priests: LifeFunder (LifeSiteNews) — The implementation in France of “Traditionis Custodes,” the Motu proprio by which Pope Francis is attempting to relegate the traditional liturgy of the Catholic Church in ever-decreasing “reserves,” has already caused much suffering as some French bishops have chosen severely to restrict celebrations according to the usus antiquior.   Some weeks back, at the initiative of the organizers of the yearly traditional Pentecost pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres, along with friendly associations, an appeal was sent to the president of the French Bishops’ conference, Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, requesting an appointment that would […]
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