Posts Tagged ‘Traditionis Custodes’

Cardinal Nichols prohibits traditional Easter Triduum

Monday, March 4th, 2024
Traditional Easter Triduum

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has refused permission for the celebration of the old Latin rite of the traditional Easter Triduum in Westminster. This is the first time since the 1990s that the Easter Triduum won’t be celebrated in the Westminster Diocese. The traditional Triduum rite follows the liturgical books in use before the 1970 liturgy reform. Read more

Brazilian priest faces canonical proceedings for alleged schismatic acts

Thursday, December 7th, 2023
canonical proceedings

Ignoring restrictions on the use of the Latin Mass and making schismatic statements means a Brazilian priest faces canonical proceedings. The Archbishop of São Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Scherer, issued a decree on November 23 stripping Fr Fábio Fernandes of his public ministry and removing him as pastor from Our Lady of Sorrows Church in São Read more

Action on fringe Latin Mass rites – timely and necessary

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

In the wake of recent events in Christchurch involving the fringe group “Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer” and their alleged exorcisms, a critical examination of the Church’s stance on pre-Vatican II Latin Mass rites is both timely and necessary. This group’s actions have them being accused of operating as a law unto themselves, disrespecting Read more

Liturgical theologian supports Bishop Gielen’s initiative

Monday, November 20th, 2023
Liturgical theologian - Joe Grayland

Liturgical Theologian Dr Joe Grayland questions why fringe groups such as the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer are tolerated. “They do not belong to the mainstream of the Church and do not follow the ordinary form of the Mass promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969 (Novus Ordo). Last week, NewsHub alleged the Sons of Read more

Traditional Latin Mass restrictions relocates Westminster Cathedral Mass

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Westminster Cathedral

An annual Requiem Mass at Westminster Cathedral, with a rich tradition spanning over half a century, has been relocated due to ongoing Vatican restrictions on celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass. For more than 50 years, the Latin Mass Society has hosted this annual sung Mass, dedicated to the repose of the souls of its deceased Read more

“God is out of the picture in this damned synodal process”

Thursday, November 10th, 2022
synodal process

Dutch bishop, Robert Mutsaerts, is questioning the presence of God in the Synodal process, saying the Holy Spirit has nothing to do with it. “God is out of the picture in this damned synodal process,” he says. Mutsaerts is the auxiliary bishop of Den Bosch in the Netherlands. Critical of the working document for the Read more

Liturgical misunderstandings and superficiality

Monday, July 25th, 2022

In part II, Bishop Peter Cullinane clarifies some of the areas in Pope Francis’ Decree Traditionis Custodes, where there is potential for misunderstandings and superficiality. Liturgical misunderstandings and superficiality develops Part I: Like charity, Christian unity begins at home. Wasn’t the Traditional Latin Mass the “Mass of the ages”? Yes, which is why it adapts Read more

Like charity, Christian unity begins at home

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

When Jesus’ first disciples were signing on, “Philip found Nathaniel and said ‘we have found the one Moses wrote about… Jesus from Nazareth’. Faced with Nathaniel’s scepticism, Philip simply said ‘come and see” (John 1:43-46).  And that did it. If this same Jesus is now “Christ among you, …” (Col.1:27), then people’s experience of Christian Read more

Vatican archbishop: Traditional Latin Mass ‘experiment’ not successful in reconciling SSPX

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

The Vatican’s liturgy chief said this week that Pope Francis issued Traditionis custodes as the effort to reconcile the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) “has not entirely been successful” and it is necessary to “go back” to what Vatican II required of the Church. In an interview with a television channel serving Italian-speaking Switzerland, Read more

Rome diocese bans traditional Latin Mass for Easter Triduum

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

The vicar general for the Diocese of Rome has banned the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass during the Easter Triduum in his implementation of Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes. In a letter dated Oct 7, but made public on several blogs Nov 9, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis said that Mass could continue to Read more