Traditionis custodes: Best, worst, and middle case scenarios in the short term – Catholic World Report

Defenders of Pope Francis’s decision to abrogate his predecessor’s liberalization of the Traditional Latin Mass have been long on the sad necessity of the move, but vanishingly few of them have touted its prudence. Moderates in the Church find the pope’s claims of necessity unconvincing, while they doubt the prudence of the measures almost to a man. Traditionalists and other Catholics devoted to the older form of worship are mostly shocked, though they are also hurt and insulted. Whatever else Pope Francis’s decision has done, it has done two things: It has vindicated the Society of Saint Pius X – the SSPX – the chief Traditionalist outlier in the Church, whose leaders for years warned that Rome could not be trusted; It has punished the Catholics who were loyal sons and daughters of the Church through long decades of needless suffering.

Traditionis custodes: Best, worst, and middle case scenarios in the short term – Catholic World Report

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