Powerful people think that they can suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. They will not succeed. This is one reason why. VIDEO

There are powerful people in the Church who think that they can suppress the Traditional Latin Mass.

They will not succeed.

This is one reason why.

The video is a couple years old, but … that doesn’t make any difference.

Mind you, this just happens to be a video about a priest of the SSPX. They happen to do an extraordinary amount of travel to cover their regions. I suppose this is in keeping with the spirit of their founder who was an astonishingly successful missionary priest and bishop in Africa.

There are any number of priests who would and will do this, diocesan, FSSP, SSPX, ICK… others to come. They will do this if they have to.

They won’t have to, because the numbers of priests who will also desire the TLM will rise, too.

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  1. Kathleen10 says:

    That is so correct, Fr. Z. The demand for the TLM will only grow, and there will be true priests, who are there to say it for the people.
    What is the value of one elderly lady receiving viaticum before her likely imminent passing, and, God be with her, if she is with us or gone beyond. That one lady receiving Confession, the Mass, the Holy Eucharist, seeing a priest before she goes. What is that worth. Of course it’s priceless. But we had bishops and priests who denied thousands and thousands of people access to Holy Mass, Confession, the sacraments, even last confession, last rites, or a friendly face or a kind word, and they died alone in a facility, due to virus hysteria and ginned up panic. They do not see the value of what they denied the people.
    The difference between the kind of priest in this video, and that kind of priest, is as far as the East is from the West. The people will find the priest who brings them the Holy Mass, the Vetus Ordo, the Mass of Ages. We’ll go anywhere to find him, and God will make sure he’s there.

  2. HvonBlumenthal says:

    Kathleen10’s point is very right. Our local SSPX chapel has doubled its Mass attendance precisely because of the unavailability of Mass during covid. And they aren’t going back to their modern Mass parishes.

  3. Cornelius says:

    God bless these priests. What they give up to minister to our needs just astonishes me.

    I assist exclusively at an SSPX parish Mass and the accents of the priests shows that they come from all over the world. They have forsaken family in their home towns to minister to us.

  4. david-oneill3 says:

    Isn’t it just so sad that, relatively, few priests are available to celebrate the most beautiful Mass – the Extraordinary Form? I cannot see any reason why the Novus Ordo was felt to be necessary. Were all priests & people of old wrong or delusioned for centuries? I think not. Thankfully in our UK diocese who not only allows the EF Mass but celebrates it PUBLICLY.

  5. david-oneill3 says:

    Should include “we have a bishop” after “in our UK diocese” mea culpa

  6. Danteewoo says:

    Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1997: “I AM OF THE OPINION, TO BE SURE, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?”

    Francis certainly is calling his very papacy into question. But he has done that before.

  7. Angela says:

    That was so moving, Fr. Z. and yes – that indeed sums it up. Nothing matters but God, the TLM answers our deepest longings and we need priests to bring us the Sacraments. Thank you, all you good priests for your life given to God and for us.

  8. ajf1984 says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Fr. Z! These men (and those in the FSSP, the Institute, and the brave secular clergy who have responded to the call to offer the Mass of the Ages) truly have “the smell of the sheep,” tirelessly laboring in their Lord’s vineyard.

  9. redneckpride4ever says:

    The SSPX chapel I attend is about 90 minutes from my home. Last month my father passed away at a hospice center about 30 miles north of my town. The center is approximately the same distance from the chapel.

    This past Sunday after Mass, I went out to my car to grab a carseat so that my 4 month old would have a spot to chill during the potluck in the church’s basement.

    I was outside alone when suddenly I heard someone call my name. A lady introduced herself and told me she was the overnight nurse who took care of my Dad. Needless to say I was floored.

    She explained that she saw on his records that he was Catholic. They spent time praying together. She even remembered the blue rosary I sent with him when he took his last ambulance ride.

    She went on to tell me that my Dad told her the town I went to Mass in and that I was a Trad.

    Low and behold, she chose to attend Mass at the chapel. And to quote her: “With everything that’s going on right now, how can this be wrong?”

    I was beyond touched to hear that in a short span of 4 days at the center that my Dad was able to impact someone so much.

    My Dad never once set foot in an SSPX chapel but still managed to recruit for them.

    Archbishop Lefebvre was a strong believer in God’s providence. I truly believe this is a small taste of proof.

  10. tradcath1953 says:

    This is so true! Francis and the mod squad will not win this. Like Michael Matt I went thru this in the early 80s. For me it all started parents weekend in college in 1971 in Atchison Ks Benedictine college. As a special treat the monks had a solomn mass in the abby church to the sacred music of Schuberts mass in C. It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw and to this day I still remember it and get goose bumps. THAT is what kept me Catholic. In the early 80s I found a former diocesan priest who had a small chapel that offered the traditional mass and sacrements. From there is was the sspx then the ICKSP. We had no internet in those days it was all word of mouth. Some of us used to hang out in a small Traditional Catholic book store in the (at that time) farm town of Huntley Illinois. Like Floyds barbershop that was where we got our information. There is a Latin mass here so we went there, there is a Latin mass there so we went there. She had copies of the Remanat and books from Fr. Hardon (one of the good Jesuits). Bottom line we survived. Now we have the internet, streaming masses and the like. The modernists could not kill us then and they do not have a chance of killing us now. Bring it on, Francis, bring it on!

  11. Lurker 59 says:

    There is a marked difference between those who believe and those who are just punching a time clock. A former priest of mine (passed away young in Jan of 2021; say a pray for him if you wouldn’t mind) was NO and didn’t understand TLM, but did the fly all over Alaska on the weekend thing two decades ago. It is not so much the NO vs TLM but really disbelief vs. belief.

    COVID revealed to the world that far too many bishops do not believe. So too do smudge bowl, Pachamama, “On Human Fraternity”, etc. Punch a time clock, advance an agenda, and hide when the world shows itself to be an awful place in need of God’s grace.

    TLM isn’t going anywhere because the more it is crushed the more people believe and the more the crushers show the world that they lack faith. And speaking from a human point of view, since these people have shown themselves to be without faith, you would think that they would have learned by now that if you try to crush an idea held by believers, all you end up doing is being remembered by history as another politician who killed a philosopher/prophet.

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  13. Not says:

    We have been blessed to be part of a community that never stopped saying the TLM . They have been around over 70 years. The Bishop recognizes the Order and they have a great relationship. We remember when it was the only Latin Mass in the state. Now there are many.

  14. Kathleen10 says:

    I am inviting as many people as I can to our Latin Mass. Most people in our diocese don’t even know about it. Spread the word. Frankly it feels like a rescue mission.

  15. monstrance says:

    I believe this good priest is Fr. Rami Madanat.
    Great homilist – doesn’t pull any punches.
    Sitka is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Plus great fish selections on Friday.

  16. khouri says:

    Fortunately, for a few communities this is already happening. Priests are offering the Old Rite in house chapels of the faithful. This is in a diocese where this Mass has been all but banned.

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