Why Traditionis Custodes? Ask Pope Leo XIII | AKA Catholic

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Why Traditionis Custodes? According to Francis, the initially unforeseen problem that led to the Motu Proprio began to emerge sometime after John Paul II approved the 1984 indult allowing bishops to permit the Traditional Latin Mass under certain conditions.   He said that the indult was intended “to foster the healing of the schism with the movement of Mons. Lefebvre.” Bergoglio writes:  Many in the Church came to regard this faculty as an opportunity to adopt freely the Roman Missal promulgated by St. Pius V and use it in a manner parallel to the Roman Missal promulgated by St. Paul VI. In reality, the 1984 indult doesn’t mention the SSPX situation at all. Sure, that led to its creation, but the scope of the indult was in no way limited to the Society alone. Benedict XVI, who was head of the CDF at the time, stated that it was issued out of “a concern for the pastoral care of … no small numbers of faithful [who] adhered and continue to adhere with great love and affection to the earlier liturgical forms.” (See Summorum Pontificum)

Why Traditionis Custodes? Ask Pope Leo XIII | AKA Catholic

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