The text is a workshop on what is wrong in Rome, what is right with Tradition.
It is clear, concise and frank and it is by a Bishop.
Not just a bishop, a relatively young bishop. Bp. Mutsaerts protested against the Amazonian Synod and even resigned some of his administrative duties as Auxiliary to his radical ideologue pro-Pachamama Ordinary. HERE
Remember, friends. As the demographics of the Church shift, new bishops will have to be drawn from priests who are now young and who don’t carry the baggage of the halcyon days of the “spirit of Vatican II”. The pool on which they can draw for new bishops will be more and more traditional in its make up and openness.
As the for the older ideologues…. tick… tick… tick… tick… tick…
I’ll bet they can feel it.
Some tastes of Bp. Mutsaerts’ J’Accuse! …
Bp. Rob Mutsaerts
Auxiliary Bishop of ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Pope Francis promotes synodality: everyone should be able to talk, everyone should be heard. This was hardly the case with his recently published motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, an ukase [imperial edict] [Russian] that must put an immediate termination on the traditional Latin Mass.
The fact that Francis here uses the word of power without any consultation indicates that he is losing authority.
By the way, the Church has never abolished liturgies.
Pope Francis is now pretending that his motu proprio belongs to the organic development of the Church, which utterly contradicts the reality. By making the Latin Mass practically impossible, he finally breaks with the age-old liturgical tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Liturgy is not a toy of popes; it is the heritage of the Church. The Old Mass is not about nostalgia or taste. The pope should be the guardian of Tradition; the pope is a gardener, not a manufacturer. Canon law is not merely a matter of positive law; there is also such a thing as natural law and divine law, and, moreover, there is such a thing as Tradition that cannot simply be brushed aside.
What Pope Francis is doing here has nothing to do with evangelization and even less to do with mercy. It is more like ideology.
Bishops now have the unenviable task of having yet another burden placed on their shoulders. While Summorum Pontificum exercised pastoral subsidiarity, now the situation on the ground is more complicated by far because of interference from on high. Also, those who have to determine what to do in their dioceses aren’t in a good position to do so: most of them do not know the Traditional Roman Rite, they do not know the people, they haven’t spent time with them. How do you make informed decisions about something so important. And I mean the people.
It’s not just that Francis has definitively revealed that he, personally, doesn’t like Traditional sacred worship. He’s a Jesuit, after all, infamous for their liturgical apathy. It’s that Francis doesn’t like the people who like Traditional worship.
We must pray for the softening of the hearts of those who will implement Traditionis custodes, lest they go to their Creator – quod Deus avertat – with this cold, sclerotic stain.