Category Archives: SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM

TC Repression in the Diocese of St. Augustine

The cruel implementation of the cruel legacy document of the Francis’ era continues in these USA, this time in Jacksonville in the Diocese of St.  Augustine. This is from the Bulletin of the Immaculate Conception. The PDF has an absurd … Read More

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NYC: Opus Dei priest at St. Agnes canceled the Sunday TLM after decades of tradition

In New York City for over 30 years, long before Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, the Traditional Latin Mass or Vetus Ordo was celebrated at the Church of St. Agnes near Grand Central Terminal.  Opus Dei took over the parish. The … Read More

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Remember… the Traditional Latin Mass is the problem.

Truly a “unique” expression of the Roman Rite. “Unique expression of the Roman Rite” pic.twitter.com/dVCjYpzQ68 — ALT_Fr. Casey, OFM (@ALT_caseyofm) March 15, 2022

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But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass!

But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass! If only we could shut it down, the seminaries would fill up again. Right? The average age of a priest in the United States is 67. The large ordination classes of … Read More

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Thoughts on Francis’ claim that non-vernacular readings are “laughing at the Word of God”

Fr. John Hunwicke’s blog is a constant source of fascinating details, amusing invective, and inverting insight. Those first two may be obvious, but what do I mean by “inverting insight”? I mean that Fr. H has a keen ability to … Read More

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Liturgy and the extent and limits of papal authority

The more vigorously the primacy was displayed, the more the question came up about the extent and and limits of [papal] authority, which of course, as such, had never been considered. After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that … Read More

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Roche Clips 01: “It’s not uncommon for newly-ordained priests coming out of seminaries in the Western world to almost immediately start celebrating the Tridentine Mass.”

RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet) has an piece by – what could go wrong with this? – a papalatrous ensign of the New catholic Red Guards (aka Lambchop – biretta tip Eccles  o{]:¬) ) sort of with … Read More

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At Crisis…. Screwtape to Wormwood on “A Certain Diocese”

At Crisis, the piece in question begins thusly.   My emphases… My dear Wormwood, I want to applaud you with regard to the work you have undertaken in one of the Enemy’s foremost dioceses in the Americas. For far too long, … Read More

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Idolatry as the cause of present woes? Think biblically.

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in the Old Testament, seeing how again and again and again the People whom God chose broke covenant after covenant after covenant.  God punished them with afflictions to bring them back and … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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In D. London – “Smash the Olds! Replace them with the News!”

    Do you long-time readers remember how, back in the 1990’s, bishops refused to obey the commands of John Paul II regarding generosity in the application of legislation in force at that time concerning the Vetus Ordo? How they … Read More

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Another embarrassing letter from a bishop about “Traditionis custodes”… or rather about “Custodies Traditiones”!

UPDATE 12 Feb: I’ve bene told that the Bishop of Hamilton threw out 3 seminarians for ATTENDING a TLM. They have moved to another diocese. UPDATE 11 Feb: This came in from a reliable reader. It is highly anecdotal but … Read More

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D. Helena: The faithful crushed by a cruel young bishop

Words fail at the moment. Remember that Rites themselves can’t be attacked.  The people who desire those Rites are the true target. From Latin Mass Montana: Bishop Vetter Cancels All 1962 Latin Masses in Diocese of Helena On February 1, 2022, Bishop Vetter … Read More

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FROM A READER: “I was praying this litany of the English Martyrs today….”

I received a note from a reader. I was praying this litany of the English Martyrs today. Please note we implore them to always preserve the Latin Mass, something they died for in many cases. Perhaps in these remarkable times … Read More

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VIDEO: Priest calls out Francis, Roche for their actions against traditional Catholics

I saw quite a piece at The Remnant about a priest – Father James Mawdsley – who, in unmistakable terms, called out Francis and Roche and those others who have been trying to oppress the faithful who desire traditional Catholic liturgical … Read More

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Behold the new Archbishop of Toulouse in France

Of what sort are the most enthusiastic bishops in the cruel Francisisian Traditionis custodes pogrom? Behold the new Archbishop of Toulouse in France.   As my correspondent wrote: “Mgr de Kérimel est un de plus grands zélateurs de Traditionis Custodes en France.” … Read More

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“In light of this article, I was going to write Pope Francis a letter.”

At NCREg there was a piece entitled: “Pope Francis to Parents: Never Condemn a Child” From a reader… Dear Fr. Z, In light of this article, I was going to write Pope Francis a letter. Dear Pope Francis, My oldest … Read More

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How would H.L. Mencken have described Francis’ “Traditionis custodes”?

Card. Müller has a new book out now, in which he talks about, inter alia, the Francis Regime.  If that isn’t a spur to check it out…. However, my main point in this post is to relate what I saw … Read More

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6 February ’22: Rosary Rally in Chicago for end to the persecution of Catholics who want the Traditional Latin Mass

Before anything else.  Prelates cannot persecute the Mass.  They cannot persecute a book.  They cannot persecute a Rite.   They persecution PEOPLE who want Holy Mass through a book, the Missale Romanum, of the Roman Rite in the Vetus Ordo. They persecution … Read More

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New of new cruelty in @archchicago from @CardinalBCupich

A note from a reader… Since you have posted about Cardinal Cupich’s TLM restrictions, I thought you should know that permission for 3 parishes (St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. John Vianney, and St. Odilo) have all been denied. The … Read More

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