|Traditionis Custodes threw the TLM out of our churches. The new "home" for the stepchildren is a gym or a classroom. "No church for you rigid, pharisaical tradition lovers!|
By Fr. Bill Aitcheson
Recently, the Arlington Diocesan bishop warned the twenty-one priests who celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in his jurisdiction, that their celebrations of the TLM are going to be severely curtailed. Essentially, there will only be eight public locations for the TLM and most of them will not be allowed in a parish church. The TLM will only be celebrated in these eight places and the times of celebration are not to be published in the parish bulletin. The attempted suppression of the TLM is by order of Jorge Bergoglio in conformity with his shameful tome, Traditionis custodes and its interpretation found in the Congregation for Divine Worship's Responsa ad dubia.
How can any Catholic bishop require obedience to a pope who mixes worship of the Pachamama idol with Mass and worships the "wind spirit." St. Paul asked the Corinthians, "What harmony between Christ and Belial?" And "How can the temple of God have any commerce with idols?" (II Cor. 6: 15-16) How can any Catholic bishops require obedience to an indifferentist pope who establishes a place for obsolete worship, with false worship, along with defective worship in Abu Dhabi? Or, in St. Paul's words, "How can a believer throw in his lot with an infidel?" (II Cor. 6:15)
Bergoglio thinks that the traditional Catholics are divisive and so his intention to gradually suppress the TLM, along with the other rites in the Rituali Romanum, to compel rigid conformity to Vatican II and its tainted legacy. I've been thinking about what John XXIII said about the Council, that it was not meant to be a dogmatic council, but a "pastoral" one. Due to the purposefully vague Council documents, the years of liturgical abuses that followed, the years of heretical teaching in religious education classes, etc. who's being divisive?
It seems more like traditional Catholics, inspired by the gift of the Holy Spirit, are the ones who are holding the true Church together. Most of the dissembling is taking place on Bergoglio's side. Considering Jorge Bergoglio's moral failings, his vindictiveness, his cruelty (considering Traditiones custodes and his refusal to answer the five dubia of the four cardinals in 2016 on Amoris Laetitia), his cavalier attitude toward doctrine, and his apostasy, he should be formally, publicly condemned, not coddled, by his brother bishops.
There is a way our of this morass and it starts with prayer. Pray for the pope and the bishops, that the Holy Spirit will guide them to appreciate the truth which is the legacy of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and to proclaim it in public "without fear or favor." We live in a decadent era in these "last days" and it is also a time for repentance and conversion. Without prayer and metanoia, we cannot hope to triumph over Satan and his kingdom of the damned.