|We'll get those traditionalist clergy |
and their little lambs too!
Alert! FSSP, Canons of Christ the King, Canons of the New Jerusalem, etc. You are on the enemies list. Get ready for the chopping block!
See the LifeSiteNews article. Here's a bit:
Amongst the new restrictions, the Pope affords new power to diocesan bishops, effectively giving them the ability to stamp out centers where the Traditional Mass is being offered.
Describing Latin Mass attendees with the peculiar phrase, “these groups of the faithful,” Francis orders bishops to ensure that no further groups are allowed to grow dioceses.
The local bishops are to additionally decide “whether or not to retain” the parishes which are currently offering the Traditional Mass. The sting is in the final directive in the Pope’s text, in which he appears to abrogate Summorum Pontificum, with the words: “Previous norms, instructions, permissions, and customs that do not conform to the provisions of the present Motu Proprio are abrogated.”
The new motu proprio is shocking. Read it here. It both limits the bishops' ability to support the TLM (the few who do) and also gives new ammunition to the bad bishops to suppress it. The universal right to say the TLM according to Pope Benedict now requires not only the permission of the local bishop, but the bishop must consult with the Holy See. Hmm....how do you think that will turn out?
Anita Moore's V for Victory blog was predicting this in early June. It didn't take a prophet to recognize what was coming. One of the reasons my husband and I decided to stay with the SSPX mission after our diocese re-opened was the recognition that such a move by the pope was likely.
|Never fear, little flock!|
Take heart! God only allows evil to bring about good. Keep the faith and never let discouragement drive you out of the Church of the apostles which has survived over the millennia despite a long procession of bad popes. She is still there covered with all the filth of our modern Sanhedrin. Pray, hope, and don't worry, but add some serious penance.