‘The poison of worldly thinking all affects the life of the Church, drawing hearts away from Christ, from respect for the truth of Christian doctrine, and from the worship of God in spirit and in truth,’ said Cardinal Burke.
‘Cupich knew’ he was forcing the TLM-only Institute into a ‘deal breaker’ situation, explained Father John Zuhlsdorf, and the Archdiocese of Chicago's statement about the matter is 'parallel' to saying that ‘Thomas More chose to be beheaded.’
On this week's Faith & Reason, the panel (minus Jack) deals with Cardinal 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.
Indeed, every baptized person has the right to attend Holy Mass and to be administered the Sacraments in the form that Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum acknowledged may never be abrogated.
The document released restricts the traditional celebration of the sacraments, hints at a future withdrawal of permission to celebrate the traditional Mass at all , and issues penalties for priests who will not concelebrate.
This development must be seen in light of the attempts by Rome to steer the traditional contemplative orders, such as the Carmelite nuns in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, away from their original and stricter charisms.