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CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) — In response to Cardinal Cupich’s movement toward a crackdown of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Coalition for Canceled Priests (CFCP) has launched a billboard campaign to have the Latin Mass protected from suppression.

The “Save the Latin Mass” campaign officially launched Sunday in Chicago, where trucks with billboards displaying a picture of Cupich and the message “Defend the Traditional Latin Mass” parked outside the archdiocesan churches of Holy Trinity, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Mary of the Angels, St. John Cantius, and Holy Name Cathedral, Cupich’s episcopal seat.

An email statement from CFCP noted that the object of the campaign is to “raise awareness about the current attacks underway on the Traditional Latin Mass,” especially in light of Pope Francis’ July motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. The lay-led CFCP organized the campaign in partnership with Regina Magazine and the Lepanto Institute.

Following the release of the Pope’s letter, which purports to severely restrict the use of the 1962 Missale Romanum throughout the Catholic Church and impose tightly limited permissions for newly ordained priests to say the Latin Mass, “several US bishops, including the influential but increasingly marginalized Cardinal Cupich, are [rolling out an ongoing] progression of heavy restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass, with the ultimate goal of eradicating it completely,” the CFCP warned.

On November 4, Cupich wrote an article for Pray Tell, the pro-LGBT blog of Collegeville Liturgical Press, apparently responding to queries among Chicago priests regarding Traditonis Custodes and its implementation.

The prelate, a well-known liberal and close ally of the Pope, strongly supported Francis’ claim that the 52-year-old Novus Ordo Missae is the “unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite,” advising the faithful who now worship according to the vetus ordo that they may soon be required to “leave behind” the TLM.

According to Cupich, the Pope hopes to restrict the TLM in order to “re-establish throughout the Church of the Roman Rite a single and identical prayer that expresses its unity, according to the liturgical books promulgated by the saintly Popes Paul VI and John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of the Second Vatican Council.”

“In other words, there are not two forms of the Roman Rite, because the word ‘reform’ means something, namely that we leave behind a former way of celebrating the sacraments and adopt a new form,” he said, suggesting a coming clampdown of the traditional liturgy within the Chicago archdiocese.

“In response, we, a group of Catholic laity from around the US, have united in a shared mission to prevent the elimination of the Mass of the Ages,” the CFCP email stated.

The letter explained that the laity “have a right and a duty to inform our church leaders when they are in error” owing to Canon 212, §2 of the Catholic Code of Canon Law, which states: “The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires.”

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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The campaign is also designed to show a swell of support from the laity for those priests who are “in fear of being canceled” for their willingness to continue offering the TLM, the CFCP said. “The Coalition will stand up for these priests, so they know that the laity are behind them, and they know our appreciation for the access they provide to the Mass of the Ages.”

Although based in Chicago, the CFCP has said it hopes to bring the billboard trucks to many other parishes and dioceses further afield. To help with the campaign to raise awareness about the suppression of the TLM, donations can be made to the Save the Latin Mass group’s GiveSendGo fundraiser here.

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