Gloria Romanorum: “We Grant and Concede in Perpetuity” ~ Pope Saint Pius V’s promulgation of the Tridentine Mass in Quo Primum, AD 1570

Once again, there are sad rumblings coming from Rome of yet another attempt to hamper the usage of the traditional Tridentine Mass. Anyone paying attention is aware that the traditional Catholic movement is growing quickly and is one of the few sources of dynamism within the Church.   By comparison, the post-Conciliar Church is now free-falling into ruin in most of its traditional regions. Parishes are emptying out, consolidating, and closing with alarming rapidity in the US, Canada and Europe. More Catholic elementary and secondary schools are being shuttered every year. Institutions of higher learning which traditionally claimed to be Catholic are no longer recognizable as such. Many actively and openly work against Church teachings on a variety of worldly moral and theological questions. The typical parish of the post-Vatican II Order is populated by a high percentage of elderly faithful, many of whom lament that their own children have left the Catholic Faith. As a parishioner of such a church, I can attest to this sad state of affairs first hand. Perhaps worst of all, even among those who still self-identify as Catholics, only about 30% believe one of the core tenets of the Catholic Faith: that the Eucharist is the real Body and Blood of Jesus Christ present on the altar at Mass. 

Gloria Romanorum: “We Grant and Concede in Perpetuity” ~ Pope Saint Pius V’s promulgation of the Tridentine Mass in Quo Primum, AD 1570

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