Tag Archives: Summorum Pontificum

From Summorum pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the reserve to the zoo

From FSSPX News: Pope Francis yesterday published a motu proprio whose title could be full of hope: Traditionis custodes , “guardians of Tradition”. Knowing that it is addressed to the bishops, one could catch oneself dreaming: is Tradition in the process of recovering … Continue reading

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Reactions to the shocking Suppression of Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum

RORATE CAELI: Our comment? The attack on Summorum is the strongest rebuke any Pontiff has done to any predecessor in living memory. Shocking, and terrifying. ***We were also asked if this is “huge”. Yes, it is huge. It is the … Continue reading

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Motu Proprio Day

From Fr Z’s blog: My desire for salvation constrains me from significant commentary at this time. Accompanying Letter to Bishops: HERE (only in Italian) Motu Proprio: HERE  (only in English and Italian) Accompanying Letter: Rome, 16 July 2021 Dear Brothers in the Episcopate, Just … Continue reading

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Will the attack on Summorum Pontificum be on Friday, O.L. of Mt. Carmel?

From a reader of Fr Z’s blog: QUAERITUR: I just read on Rorate that they expect Francis to issue his new motu proprio restricting the celebration of the Latin Mass this week Friday.  Do you think it was deliberate that they chose … Continue reading

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In new interview, Abp. Viganò discusses ‘failure’ of Vatican II, Novus Ordo Mass

“The next Pope will have to restore all the liturgical books and banish from Catholic churches their unseemly parody, in whose realization notorious modernists and heretics collaborated.” by Maike Hickson June 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Viganò has given a … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis Planning to Restrict Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum”?

It is ongoing news: strange plans are getting underway in the Vatican under Pope Francis’ orders that are not going to favour the spread or even the celebration of the Mass of the Ages. These plans are not taking into … Continue reading

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Wars and rumors of wars. Is there a “document” in the works to undermine Summorum Pontificum?

From Father Z: On this day in particular, I had wanted to put aside highly negative news. However, to paraphrase Trotsky, we might not be interested in war, but war is interested in us. My mail box is filling with … Continue reading

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Tradition and Revival in Mexico

Thanks to ChurchMilitant.com for drawing attention to this positive development for the Church. May the forthcoming conference promoting tradition in western Mexico bear much fruit! Organized by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), the Third Conference on Summorum Pontificum will incorporate a series … Continue reading

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Vatican Attacks Latin Mass In Letter To all Bishops

From Gloria TV: Archbishop Arthur Roche, the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, who has been sidelining now retired Cardinal Sarah, has launched an attack on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). UnaVoceScotland.org (February 21) published the English translation of a February 19, 2020 … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about the “survey” sent to bishops about Summorum Pontificum

From Fr Z’s Blog (UPDATED BELOW): A few days ago news came out that the CDF has sent or will send to the bishops of the world questionnaires about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. The questionnaire is sort of a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis surveys bishops worldwide on Traditional Latin Mass

Urgent appeal to the bishops of the world: Feed your flock Sign the petition here. Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: A leaked letter allegedly sent by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the presidents of bishops’ conferences inquiring … Continue reading

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Priest apologizes to traditional Catholics: “The future of the Church is in her past.”

From Fr Z’s blog: From a priest… (my emphases) Dear Fr Z: I’ve just returned from France where, among other things, I took part in the Chartres Pilgrimage. After registering for the Pilgrimage, I discovered that the usus antiquor would be required … Continue reading

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The TLM and the New Evangelisation

Here’s a great post from Fr Z: The Institute of Christ the King had ordinations to the priesthood recently in St. Louis.  This promoted an article in the local paper.  The writer (thus, editor) seemed amazed that this sort of thing … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI begins last day of Pontificate

 The Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI will come to an end with the Sede Vacante (“Vacant See”) beginning at 8pm Rome time (7pm GMT). On the last full day of his pontificate, Pope Benedict will hold a special farewell meeting … Continue reading

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Interview with Cardinal Burke


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