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(LifeSiteNews) — On this week’s Faith & Reason, the panel – except a traveling Jack Maxey – deals with Cardinal Blase Cupich’s new attack on the Traditional Latin Mass in Chicago and Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Canada, where he will participate in an Indigenous “purification” ceremony.

Liz Yore, asked to introduce the topic of Cardinal Cupich’s imminent suspension of the priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King, gives an excellent overview of the situation not only in Chicago but also the pope’s final goal of shutting down all Latin Mass communities.

For Father James Altman, this suppression of the Latin Mass and traditional rite sacraments puts “eternal souls at risk,” and therefore one does not have to obey. What Cupich is doing is “disobedience to Almighty God.”

“They are trying to destroy your faith, they are trying to destroy your souls,” Altman insists.

For Liz Yore, the Latin Mass is being suppressed in the name of “unity,” but this same concept is used in order to maintain an agreement between the Vatican and an “atheistic, cruel” China, which in the end means the Church is following the “dictates” of the Communist Party.

And what happened in the end? “The underground church went deeper into underground,” the Catholic lawyer explains. Faithful Catholics were “arrested, disappeared, tortured, imprisoned.”

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UPDATE (8/2/22): Cardinal Cupich has regretfully banned the Institute of Christ the King from offering the Traditional Latin Masses or hearing Confessions at their parish in Chicago. 

An official sign from the Institute was posted at the Shrine of Christ the King, saying: “As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended. Confession times are discontinued. The Chapel remains open for prayer.”

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Sources have leaked to LifeSiteNews that Cardinal Cupich seems ready to completely ban a community of Traditional priests from offering the Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Chicago!

July 31st appears to be the deadline for priests belonging to the Institute of Christ the King to close down all public Latin Masses — which would end their ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago full stop.

This outrageous persecution against faithful Catholics is an affront to 2,000 years of Tradition and is the rallying cry for today's saints: We need brave and devout Catholics across the world to demand Cardinal Cupich respect the holy priests of the Institute of Christ the King and SAVE the Traditional Latin Mass! 


The Institute of Christ the King has attracted national attention for its beautiful, reverent, and profound celebration of the TLM — all of which looks set to end in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! 

There are currently 18 ICKSP apostolates dotting more than 10 states in America — serving 400-500 faithful Catholics just in the city of Chicago with 3 Latin Masses every Sunday. With this rumored attack, Cupich — who also serves in high-profile Vatican positions — is sending a sign to all traditionalist priests worldwide.

This robust Catholic community is truly a jewel of Catholic Tradition — making it odd that the ICKSP might be the subject of censorship!

As LifeSiteNews continued reporting...  

"Cardinal Cupich, a close collaborator of Pope Francis and a promoter of the liberal agenda within the Church, has already issued restrictions regarding the traditional Latin rite within his diocese at the end of last year."

*** Catholics must defend and promote the Traditional Latin Mass before the potential July 31st deadline! ***

It’s important now more than ever to send a message to Cardinal Cupich that the Institute of Christ the King must continue its ministry of offering the TLM without fear of retaliation or hostility.  


The crackdown is expected to take effect at the end of July, when the Institute of Christ the King will be expected to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass — in opposition to their vocational calling to protect the TLM. 

This mandate is by design, but the ICKSP is currently holding strong. Catholics all across the world must tell the faithful priests of the ICKSP that we are praying for them and raising our voices! 


Thank you for committing yourself to the frontline fight defending Catholicism from the onslaught of the Cardinal Cupich’s modernist movement. It is moments like these that Catholics from all over the world show their true colors. Stand for TRADITION. Defend the Institute of Christ the King! Send a message to Cardinal Blase Cupich! 


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John-Henry Westen points out that while the Mass of all ages is being attacked, at the same time the Church leaders are “allowing the buffoonery going on,” from the “bubbles ceremony” at a Mass, to a priest “blessing” the congregation with a guitar.

“That’s permitted by Cardinal Cupich,” the LifeSite editor-in-chief says.

Yore adds that the Latin Mass is a “means to bring grace into the world,” and Father Altman stresses the importance of the priest’s reverence during Holy Mass, just as “Our Lady treated Our Lord when she received Him in her arms from the Cross.” The Latin Mass helps priests maintain that reverence. In Father’s eyes, a “proper bishop” would “instantaneously” correct the misconduct of priests on the altar, because “we believe in the Real Presence” and act accordingly.

Liz Yore makes the important reference to the upcoming event in Abu Dhabi where religious indifferentism will be promoted. Her “working theory” is the following:

In September of 2022, the pope and many of the world leaders are going to unveil the Abrahamic Faith Center. This is the part of the Abu Dhabi Declaration that said that God willed the all religions and all religions are the same. And in this center of this campus, there is the synagogue, the church and a mosque. This is going to be the melding of all the religions into the one world religion. And you cannot have a one world religion when you have the Latin mass, which elevates Christ as king.

In Yore’s eyes, the “Vatican and the pope” are becoming “the moral voice of the new world order,” and he who has embraced this one world religion “must suppress the traditional priests, the traditional orders, the traditional Mass, the traditional cloistered nuns.”

The panel also discusses Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Canada and the announcement that he will participate in a pagan “smudging” ceremony. John-Henry Westen presents to the audience a video of a native Canadian explaining this pagan ceremony, which “connects us with our spirit, our creator.”

“And in smudging, we have four sacred medicines. We have sage, sweetgrass, tobacco and cedar,” the man explains. In this ceremony, they smudge the people with an eagle feather, they smudge their eyes, hair, ears, feet, so that they can “walk on this Mother Earth with great respect.” Using the smoke of these herbs, they cleanse their homes “of any negative energy.” So it is an “act of burning sacred medicines that can help to purify and redirect the energy in your face.”

Liz Yore comments on this ceremony: “This is the Amazon Synod gone to Canada. As far as I’m concerned, this is nothing but Gaia worship. This is the Mother Earth worship of the environmental movement, and what they do is they sacralize Mother Earth and divinize Mother Earth, and man becomes just submissive and subservient to Mother Earth. There’s no mention of Jesus Christ, of course.”

But, as always, Faith & Reason ends with encouragement. Father Altman reminds us that “our time on earth is a short journey.” He calls upon us to “keep the faith no matter what.”

“And we keep the faith in the Holy Eucharist and find a priest who does celebrate the Mass reverently,” he says.

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