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(LifeSiteNews) — LifeSiteNews Rome correspondent Louis Knuffke filmed a video in which he updated viewers on the delivery of four important LifePetitions to the Vatican.
“They [the office of the Secretariat of State at the Vatican] assured me that one of their members will present these to the person of the Pope,” Knuffke said.
More than 12,000 signed the first petition demanding ethically produced COVID vaccines, and another similar petition appealing Catholic leaders to “reject abortion-tainted COVID vaccines and mandates also garnered more than 12,000 signatories. Despite approval by Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, many of the Church’s prelates, scholars and laity opposed the COVID vaccines and signed on to the Bethlehem Declaration, saying that the shots are “morally illicit to facilitate, promote or mandate the mass reception of these dangerous, under-tested, under-monitored, abortion-tainted COVID-19 injections.”
The third petition, which was signed by more than 25,000 Catholics, called on Pope Francis to clarify his position on what “he told pro-abortion Joe Biden about Holy Communion.” The petition was launched after Pope Francis met with Biden on October 29, 2021, to which Biden answered a reporter’s question saying that the pope told him to “keep receiving communion.”
LifeSite's Rome correspondent, Louis Knuffke, delivers four other LifePetitions to the Vatican:
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.”
Cardinal Cupich has forbidden the Institute of Christ the King to operate in Chicago (see image). This is very sad; Pope B16 said “it behooves ALL of us” to preserve the riches of the ancient Catholic liturgy. pic.twitter.com/rGkVC2XupF— Watershed Staff (@ccwatershed) July 31, 2022
See LifeSiteNews' special report here.
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!
SIGN: CARDINAL CUPICH MUST HEAR THAT CATHOLICS LIKE YOU LOVE AND SUPPORT 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!
The Church hosts synods on synods on synods and pays millions of dollars to consultants to figure out how to get people interested in going to Mass and the end result is shutting down the Masses people literally beg to attend lol.— Zac Mabry (@ZacMabry) July 15, 2022
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.
END OF JULY DEADLINE: SEND A MESSAGE TO CARDINAL CUPICH THAT YOU STAND WITH THE INSTITUTE OF CHRIST THE KING! >>>
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!
RAISE YOUR VOICE: PROTECT THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS FROM CENSORSHIP! >>>
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!
DEFEND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS BY SENDING A RESOUNDING MESSAGE NOW! >>>
Return to Tradition also features the LifeSiteNews article mentioned throughout this petition.
Thank you for signing this petition and sending a message to Cardinal Cupich before the end of the month deadline.
There has been a lot of media attention surrounding the reception of Holy Communion by pro-abortion politicians, especially with the release of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s statement denying of Holy Communion to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Subsequently, several U.S. bishops have joined in support of Archbishop Cordileone, but Pope Francis permitted Pelosi to receive communion at a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Recently, Francis acknowledged the “incoherence” of Biden as a Catholic supporting abortion but added that Biden’s support for abortion is a matter of his “conscience” and “let him talk to his pastor about this incoherence.”
The Council of Trent makes clear that worthy preparation for reception of the Eucharist is vital:
If anyone says that faith alone is sufficient preparation for receiving the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist: let him be anathema. And that so great a Sacrament may not be unworthily received, and therefore unto death and condemnation, this holy Council ordains and declares that sacramental confession must necessarily be made beforehand by those whose conscience is burdened by mortal sin, however contrite they may consider themselves. If anyone moreover teaches the contrary or preaches or obstinately asserts, or even publicly by disputation shall presume to defend the contrary, by that fact itself he is excommunicated. (Council of Trent, Session XIII, Canon 11; Denz. 893)
More than 36,500 “faithful Catholics” signed the fourth petition calling on Pope Francis to “reinstate” the Traditional Latin Mass. The implementation of Francis’ Traditionis Custodes has had devastating effects on the worship of the traditional rite, with some bishops ending it in their dioceses and others such as Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. severely restricting it.
The petition letter, as read by Knuffke, concluded with a hopeful message that “with your Cardinals you will follow the sensus fidelium and restore the Mass of the Ages to its proper place in the Catholic Church.”