Traditionis custodes : tel est l'incipit du document par lequel François annule impérativement le précédent Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum de Benoît XVI. Le ton presque moqueur de la citation pompeuse de Lumen Gentium n'aura pas échappé à l'attention : au moment même où Bergoglio reconnaît les évêques comme les gardiens de la Tradition, il leur demande d'empêcher son expression priante la plus élevée et la plus sacrée.
The document, entitled 'Traditionis Custodes,' issues several restrictions on the celebration of the Latin Mass, with the opening point containing a direct contradiction of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s 2007 document 'Summorum Pontificum.'
What this means in practice — and we know this because these things are have been happening, to some extent, for years — is 'lay-led' parishes, lay-led 'Communion services,' lay parish catechists wholly ignorant of or (or hostile to) the Faith being put in charge of sacramental preparation, and selling off church buildings.
'I’m talking about John the Baptist, Jesus Christ. People who stood up to the hierarchy of their time, and said ‘No, you can’t do this.’ That isn’t disobedience. That’s shining a light in our times,' popular priest Father Richard Heilman said during a homily he gave this past Sunday.
'We believe in the Catholic Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals and acknowledge that the Catholic Church has, since its founding by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, had a universal mission to bring each individual to sanctity and ultimate salvation.'
When questioned, Pope Francis reportedly exclaimed 'Absolutely vaccinate them!' Pope Francis further added that when the injections were being administered, Vatican officials were not to ask the transgender individuals about their sex.
If I had read in a dystopian novel about the Neo-Church that instead of a monstrance they would use a pagan image, I would have thought, 'This author is exaggerating! Who would ever think of or do such a thing?'
'It has been the constant teaching of the Catholic Church for the past two thousand years that those persons conscious of grave sin must first repent, confess their sins to a priest, and receive sacramental absolution before receiving Holy Communion. This teaching is reflected in the Church’s canon law and sacramental discipline.'