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(LifeSiteNews) — Over the weekend, the Vatican announced new restrictions on the Latin Mass with Christmas just a week away.

I brought on to this week’s program Attorney Chris Ferrara of the Thomas More Society to discuss Pope Francis’ latest attack on traditional Catholics and what it means for the entire Church. The lawyer has successfully challenged the COVID lockdowns and Mass restrictions in several states.

Ferrara called this move from the Vatican and Francis, so close to the Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord, a clear plan “to eradicate the traditional Latin liturgy in the Church.” He noted, however, that the Pope has no power to and cannot eliminate an approved rite, one which dates back to St. Gregory the Great.

The attorney said that Pope Francis has “the mind of a revolutionary,” and is attacking many aspects of the Catholic faith beyond the Traditional Latin Mass. One can only think of his promotion of cohabitation, contraception, same-sex civil unions, and supporting pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin and the radical New Ways Ministry.

Ferrara mentioned that these actions from the Pontiff and the crackdown on the Latin Mass are connected. “The frightening development with this pontificate is he’s gone beyond just attacking liturgical tradition, which is catastrophic enough, attacking the precepts of the natural law,” he said.

Ferrara also stated that these attacks on the Traditional Latin Mass are attempting to “kill off all the vocations that are attached to it.” One can only imagine the chaos and confusion this would bring to the already Church in crisis.

He further noted that just as in the secular world society has its “unclean ones” in those refusing to inject themselves with an abortion-tainted, experimental jab, Francis is outing the traditionalists as being the “unclean ones” in the Church.

Chris Ferrara called on all Catholics, especially traditional Catholics, to resist this new oppression and continue to “practice the faith of our fathers.” He said that while Pope Francis is “waging war on his own flock,” he will not succeed.

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.


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