I received this interesting press release…
TRADITIONAL FAITHFUL CELEBRATE SUPPORT OF THE CARDINAL
December 6, 2021
Children and adults pray for more parishioners to be heard.
Guadalajara, Jalisco. – The days of uncertainty lived by the parishioners of San Pedro en Cadenas quasi-parish are now gone. His Eminence Francisco Cardinal Robles, Archbishop of Guadalajara, decided to reverse his decree of suppressing this quasi-parish.
In a recent visit to Casa Cristo Rey (the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s parsonage), the Cardinal stated that the next step will now be an adequate evaluation on the usefulness of the quasi-parish for the spiritual good of the faithful, as instructed by Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditiones Custodes.
This evaluation might imply possible changes for the quasi-parish based in Nuestra Señora del Pilar church in downtown Guadalajara; however, the more than 150 families belonging to this community celebrate His Eminence having heard them. Thus, allowing them to receive the sacraments under the rites of the Roman Missal of 1962, continue with the multiple apostolates with which they seek to give greater glory to God and improve their spiritual life guided by the FSSP.
Currently, children and adults of the quasi-parish are still in prayer so that other communities worldwide would also be heard. The Pontifical Document Traditiones Custodes contains a list of guidelines for Eucharistic celebrations under the Roman Missal of 1962, giving diocesan Bishops exclusive competence to authorize—or deny, in their dioceses the use of the Missal mentioned above.
Gives his blessing
During his visit, Cardinal Robles erected under the traditional rite the new Via Crucis in Casa Cristo Rey’s Chapel and an image of the Sacred Heart, accompanied by the choir of the quasi- parish and some parishioners who were invited to attend.
Furthermore, the Archbishop agreed to celebrate a Pontifical Mass under the traditional rite, although he specified no date.
There are a few things to take away from this.
Firstly, nothing is set in stone. What is done can be undone.
Next, I have often pointed out that some of the bishops who jumped to apply the diktats of TC have no personal knowledge of the Vetus Ordo. I have mused about whether or not such bishops have ever made the attempt to celebrate the Vetus Ordo for the people who, under his pastoral care, are the most marginalized in the Church. The Cardinal in Guadalajara is going to celebrate Mass and he went to establish a Via Crucis.
Also, it is important to stay focused and prayerful. Determined. I invite everyone to commit to be a Custos Traditionis to counter the incoherent cruelty of Traditionis custodes. HERE
This is the tough part: we are in this together. Lately I have had news from various sources which are – and this is not rare, by the way – followed up with a panicky “Don’t tell anyone! Don’t put it on the blog!” or “Please leave my name / parish name / name of the city / diocese out of this!” “We are really afraid that if news gets out, we will lose what we have.”
Couple this with those who stop working because they have something comfortable for themselves and we have a wholly fragmented, atomized presence in the Church. Scatter the flock and the individuals are less safe than when they are together.
I warmly urge you who may be getting a little comfortable or complacent to get off your backsides and get back to work. Find something helpful to do.
I have a sense that if there was a constant, bold stream of news about what bishops are doing regarding TC and the Vetus Ordo, relentlessly holding them to account in the Catholic media, heralding the good and exposing the bad, it will be harder for them to apply cruel restrictions and more pleasant to be present and generous to those who desire traditional liturgical worship and doctrine.
Just a thought.