Cardinal Roche met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on 27 August 2022.
Traditionis Custodes Motu Proprio
I write in response to the 6 July 2022 statement by Pope Francis: “Make your voices heard! If they do not listen to you, shout even louder.”
Fulton J. Sheen reminded us: “Many a pontiff goes through life without making a single infallible decision … not one.”
In this meeting—and subsequent statement—Pope Francis made it clear that institutes like the FSSP are not affected by “Traditionis Custodes.”
Two members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter recently met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. (You can read the whole story.) The Pope insisted that the FSSP should be “preserved, protected, and encouraged.” Moreover, Pope Francis made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of Saint Peter are not affected by the […]
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I’m generally against online petitions, but here’s the thing…
Spanish may no longer be used (starting 3/6/2022) for the Sacrament of Confession or the Last Rites.
Bishop Arthur Roche recently sent out puzzling instructions which encourage “Ordinary Form” Catholics to ostracize and belittle those who prefer the Traditional Mass.
These problematic assertions by Bishop Stowe will have to be withdrawn at some point.
“As a pastor of souls, I wince at this sort of language directed at good Catholics…” —Monsignor Charles Pope
Archbishop Roche says the ‘true’ parishioners are supposed to make it clear the EF people are lowest on the totem pole.
“The Extraordinary Form is another expression (older than the 1969 Missal) and is a valid expression of the Church’s liturgy.” —Arthur Roche
Louis Bouyer—the priest chosen to compose “Eucharistic Prayer II”—condemned the liturgical reforms when he saw the results.
Cardinal Antonelli: “I have the impression that much has been conceded to the Protestant mentality, especially in matters regarding the sacraments.”
A USCCB statement: singing psalms at Mass “may create problems” … ?
No sane person would claim that tunes by Marty Haugen, David Haas, or Rory Cooney constitute polyphony.
Early in his pontificate, Pope Francis insisted that others correct him “when he gets off course…”
We’re still reeling from what “Traditionis Custodes” will mean for the life we’ve built.
Is backroom bowdlerization of Sacred Scripture truly irreversible?