Dominican priest slams Pope Francis’ Traditionis Custodes as ‘contrary to the Faith’

(LifeSiteNews) — A Polish Dominican priest said that Traditionis Custodes is “contrary to the Faith” and that attempts to restrict the Latin Mass “will fail” in an open letter he addressed to Pope Francis. The letter, originally written in Polish, is dated August 17, but an English version was first released yesterday and can be found below. It was written by Fr. Wojciech Gołaski, a Dominican priest from Poland who recently joined the priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (SSPX) because of Pope Francis’ July 16 decree Traditionis Custodes that severely restricted the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass throughout the world. Gołaski wrote to Francis to express his disapproval of the decree and argued that his attempt to suppress the Latin Mass is […]
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Dubia cardinal: With Traditionis Custodes, ‘Pope Francis has virtually unleashed a hurricane’

July 29, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the two remaining dubia cardinals, has issued a statement criticizing Pope Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis custodes essentially abrogating the traditional Latin Mass. This cardinal sees that the Pope has unleashed a “hurricane” and proposes the idea that there are indeed laws that, when heavily opposed or ignored, never effectively become law. He gives an example from Church history of such a law being effectively ignored and invites Catholics who are indignant about this new motu proprio to remain calm and to have patience. While Cardinal Brandmüller is right in calling […]
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‘The attempt to suppress the traditional liturgy could mobilize interest in it’: Liturgy professor blasts Traditionis Custodes

LifeSiteNews has been permanently banned on YouTube. Click HERE to sign up to receive emails when we add to our video library. (LifeSiteNews) – Professor Helmut Hoping, Professor of Dogmatics and Liturgical Studies at the University of Freiburg, has written a strongly critical article on Pope Francis’s Apostolic Letter Traditionis Custodes, in the respected German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) on July 28. The article, in German, is unfortunately paywalled, but I have seen a translation. Pope Francis claims in Traditionis Custodes that the reformed, post Vatican II Missal is the “only expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Missal” […]
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Traditionis Custodes: Guardians of tradition or betrayers of tradition?

LifeSiteNews has been permanently banned on YouTube. Click HERE to sign up to receive emails when we add to our video library. July 20, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Traditionis Custodes, issued by Pope Francis on the Feast of Our Lady of Carmel, is an exercise in diabolically contemptuous sarcasm. But before discussing why, let’s begin by recognizing some laudable qualities that this motu proprio possesses. Indeed, Traditionis Custodes and its accompanying letter display qualities that are as rare nowadays as they are precious: clarity and brevity.   Laudable clarity and brevity   The intention is crystal clear: Pope Francis explicitly states his aim […]
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Traditional orders react to Traditionis Custodes: Bishops are now the ‘jailers’ of the Latin Mass

July 21, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – As the long-term fallout from Pope Francis’s motu proprio restricting the traditional liturgy of the Church, Traditionis Custodes, remains to be fully understood, priestly societies have registered their varying reactions to the document, as the future of such traditional groups remains in the “anti-traditional” hands of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies for Apostolic Life. Traditionis Custodes was promulgated and came into effect July 16, 2021, ushering in a new era in the Catholic Church for the clergy and members of the faithful devoted to the traditional liturgy (also called the Latin […]
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ANALYSIS: Archbishop of Paris goes beyond Traditionis Custodes in restricting Mass of Ages

[…] (LifeSiteNews) — The number of churches where celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass will be authorized has been drastically limited by the present archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, apparently with immediate effect.   All diocesan priests in the French capital received a letter this Wednesday outlining how Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which aims at severely restricting and even banning, over time, the Church’s traditional liturgy, will be implemented by order of the local bishop.  Archbishop Michel Aupetit wrote: “While awaiting certain details on the application of the motu proprio, it is up to me to give you the instructions for its […]
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Abp. Viganò: Traditionis Custodes contains ‘gross canonical errors,’ is ‘illegitimate and invalid’

[…] to answer before God for every sheep and every lamb of His flock. The Apostle admonishes: “Hic iam quæritur inter dispensatóres, ut fidélis quis inveniátur” – “Here now it is required among the dispensers, that a man be found faithful” (1 Cor 4:2). The Responsa ad Dubia are consistent with Traditionis Custodes, and clarify the subversive nature of this “pontificate,” in which the supreme power of the Church has been usurped in order to obtain a purpose diametrically opposed to that for which Our Lord constituted in authority the sacred pastors and His Vicar on earth. It is a power […]
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Cdl. Burke: ‘Traditionis Custodes’ is a ‘severe and revolutionary action’ by the Pope against tradition

[…] “intense bond” with the old Mass, and offering a number of observations about the motu proprio itself, which he describes as a “severe and revolutionary action.”  The American cardinal, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, issued his statement on July 22, in light of Pope Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which inflicted severe restrictions on the traditional liturgy of the Church (Latin Mass).   Cardinal Burke expressed how he joined many Catholics “in their sentiments of profound sorrow” at the “severity of the discipline” found in Traditionis Custodes, declaring that he himself has an “intense bond” with the Latin […]
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‘Shocking and saddening’: Popular DC priest voices pain over Traditionis Custodes

LifeSiteNews has been permanently banned on YouTube. Click HERE to sign up to receive emails when we add to our video library. July 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Another shepherd has spoken up for his sheep, countering Pope Francis’ recent attack on the Traditional Latin Mass and those faithful to it.   Monsignor Charles Pope, a pastor of the Archdiocese of Washington DC, wrote an opinion piece entitled “A Cry From the Heart About ‘Traditionis Custodes’ and the Latin Mass” for the National Catholic Register. It appeared in the “Blogs” section on Tuesday, and addresses the pain caused by Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio.  “I must say that I am grieved and stunned by this document and the letter to the bishops that accompanied it,” Msgr. Pope stated.    “I think not […]
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