The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays.
There was also training for the seminarians in how to celebrate the TLM.
I heard about this through several channels, but Rorate published a photo of the publicly posted memo, saying, “Our only options are to resist or to die and disappear.”
Thus will it be harder for these men to be fully trained in the LATIN RITE, the ROMAN RITE, to which they belong.
Nota bene: This applies to the seminary college not to the priests college. The NAC has two places, one for seminarians in formation and another for priests studying in Rome.
My thought is that this will simply drive learning the TLM underground, as before in the times before Summorum. The huge difference between now and then is that there are lots of resources online and lots more priests who know how to say the TLM. These seminarians have a huge advantage now, compared to the past.
HOWEVER… I counsel the guys there to be careful as they proceed anyway to learn the TLM and even perhaps to celebrate it out of sight. I would if I could tell them to be careful as they look for resources online. Recent trends suggest that, since their internet activities are surely being monitored, it is likely that they would be more severely treated for looking videos about how to celebrate the TLM than they would for looking at “gay” porn.
If I were able to, I would encourage the men there to get local, Italian mobile phones if they don’t have their US phones with them and then to tether their laptops and use the mobile, cellular data rather than the NACs network.
Moreover, were I able to send them all a message, I would say that there are a great many priests out here who are pulling for you. When we have the chance, we will support you all we can. But for now, be careful. Study hard. Lock your doors. Get ordained.
Remember that, in the Church, laws that are not received are no laws at all. HERE