The superiors asked the pontiff to heed the promise of the 1988 document Ecclesia Dei that 'all measures would be taken to guarantee the identity of their Institutes in the full communion of the Catholic Church.'
Mary bears our needs and prayers in her Immaculate Heart, and presents them to the Savior of us all. She is borne into heaven to emulate, enter into, and extend as Mediatrix of all graces the intercessory role of Jesus Christ, the one Mediator between God and man.
The Church’s liturgical traditions, which she practiced so consistently and guarded so jealously throughout her history, have truth and right behind them, and the long-term renewal of the Church will come especially through an ever-greater embrace of these treasures.
For a religion predicated on tradition, the suppression of tradition makes no sense unless the goal is to change that religion fundamentally. In urging the bishops to marginalize the traditional Latin Mass, the Pope reveals the depth of his contempt for Catholic tradition and his desire to cement in place a modernist redefinition of Catholicism.
Writing in the National Catholic Register, Msgr. Pope wrote that he was 'grieved and stunned' by the Pope's document, and urged Pope Francis to reconsider his actions, which 'may end up causing more serious devision.'
Pope Francis' restrictions on the traditional Mass, done in the name of 'unity,' appear to fly in the face of Vatican II, which taught that 'the variety within the Church in no way harms its unity; rather it manifests it.'
On the path to achieving this desired unity, Latin Masses are no longer allowed to be celebrated in parochial churches, thus segregating, if not banishing, some groups of the faithful – a truly contradictory way to bring about unity in the Church. It’s a strategy to get people ready for the total banning of the traditional Mass.