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Remember this? 2,800 Catholics Sign Traditional Latin Mass Petition Delivered to Arlington Bishop| National Catholic Register https://t.co/A8o5kmo7p4 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) February 8, 2022 Citing the absurd smoke-screen of “international assessment and consultation of bishops”, and the Dubious Dubia … Read More
Francis’ NEW “Desiderio desideravi” an Apostolic Letter “on the liturgical formation of the people of God” – an attempt to explain Traditionis custodes, to calm the storm
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE… I urge those of you who are on the “trad” side of things (whether “mad, sad or glad”) not to run around with your hair on fire over this Letter which will – unsurprisingly – contain some … Read More
SCOTUS Draft Opinion overturns Roe v Wade. In the Church there is something that must be overturned.
I have a lot of mail today about the leaked 1st Draft of the SCOTUS’ majority “Opinion of the Court signed by Justice Alito. It is a fine demolition of Roe v. Wade, an exposition of the obvious and well … Read More
UPDATE: I received this and, in fairness, it ought to be shared: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Your posting about our parish slightly mischaracterizes what was said at mass today about Cardinal Gregory’s thoughts about the Extraordinary Form Mass at our parish. … Read More
This is Thursday in Passion Week. Today in the Gospel a penitent woman washes Christ feet with her tears. One week from today is Holy Thursday when Christ washed the feet of his Apostles. The first reading today is from … Read More
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
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
D. Arlington @arlingtonchurch – Devastated faithful petitioning @BishopBurbidge to ease restrictions he imposed on Catholics who want the Tradition Roman Rite
Take note… I saw this at CNA: ‘Devastated’ Traditional Latin Mass devotees petition Arlington bishop to ease restrictions Supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass are petitioning Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, to lift restrictions he recently imposed on the … Read More
At FNC my good friend Fr. Robert Sirico has some thoughts about Francis and the cruel attack on people who desire traditional sacred liturgical worship. HERE My emphases and comments: Pope Francis should let Catholics pray like Catholics Too many spiritual shepherds want … Read More
WDTPRS: The Traditional Latin Mass and the NON-Traditional Latin Mass (Novus Ordo) are NOT the same simply because they are both in Latin. Wherein Fr. Z explains also the motives of those who attack the TLM.
The hatred shown for traditional sacred liturgical worship of the Roman Church, and the excuses claimed for its marginalization and extirpation are rooted in more than “Spirit of Vatican II” ideology and it’s companion specter, the papalatrous “Spirit of Vatican … Read More
UPDATE 27 Dec 2021: There is no way… NO WAY… that this wasn’t all coordinated. At vaticannews.va: Originally Published on: Dec 27, 2021 What could one expect from Cupich? Really? We knew that he would, eventually, issue something the cruelty of … Read More
An important note about the Dubious Dubia™ for “Traditionis custodes”. The way to cut through the obvious cruel intent and BE TRULY PASTORAL.
Traditionis custodes, a cruel and incoherent document, exceeded in incoherent cruelty by the Responses to the Dubious Dubia™, must fail. Together, they do something unprecedented: they attack diocesan bishops. However, for all the bishops out there who are wondering what … Read More
Fr. Z’s first reactions to the Congregations “responses” to the “dubia” about the implementation of “Traditionis custodes”
Today’s Bolletino (daily notices from the Holy See Press Office) has a document from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. The document includes an introduction from the Prefect to Presidents of Bishops Conferences and “responses” to … Read More
I received this interesting press release… TRADITIONAL FAITHFUL CELEBRATE SUPPORT OF THE CARDINAL December 6, 2021 Press release Children and adults pray for more parishioners to be heard. Guadalajara, Jalisco. – The days of uncertainty lived by the parishioners of … Read More
A friend sent this: I never played Oregon Trail, but I watched enough Westerns and studied enough history that I get the gist. Today’s day thought experiment: The wagon train is headed west. After crossing the Mississippi, things seem … Read More
Majority of Catholics don’t know about the cruel attempt to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
We need to work harder, friends. Some time ago, Pew Research Center did a poll and found that “Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics unaware of pope’s new restrictions on traditional Latin Mass”. HERE This is interesting, because it shows how Catholic … Read More
A “unique” expression of the Roman Rite. But remember… it’s the Traditional Latin Mass that’s the big threat.
Tattooed Priest Stands Half-Naked at Novus Ordo Meal Table https://t.co/7HHBBLKfEZ — gloria.tv (@gloriatv) October 17, 2021 The “unique” expression of the Roman Rite. No no. Before you object, it’s the TLM and tradition-minded Catholics that are the big problem. They … Read More
I recently shared the sad news about the cold suppression of the faithful in Guadalajara by Francisco Card. Robles Ortega following the cruel and unnecessary Traditionis custodes. I warmly invite you to resist this cruelty on the part of bishops … Read More
It seems like just moment ago that I revisited the topic of Moral Injury. But now we have Traditionis custodes. Originally Published on: Jun 9, 2020 From a reader… I am a physician and have had the opportunity to work with several burnt … Read More