Bishop Paprocki Dispenses 2 Illinois Parishes From Restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass| National Catholic Register

The bishop of Springfield, Illinois, on Monday dispensed two parish churches in his diocese from an article of a new papal document that restricted the use of traditional liturgies.  In a July 19 decree obtained by CNA, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, a canon lawyer, dispensed two parishes in his diocese from an article of Pope Francis’ July 16 motu proprio, meaning they will be allowed to continue to celebrate Masses according to the 1962 Missal.  “Eucharistic celebrations are permitted at these locations using the Roman Missal promulgated by Saint John XXIII in 1962 on any or all days of the year,” Bishop Paprocki declared.  One of the two churches is Sacred Heart Church, part of the parish of St. Katherine Drexel in Springfield and which is administered by priests of the Canons Regular of the Society of St. John Cantius (SJC). The other parish in question, St. Rose of Lima in Quincy, is a personal parish administered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). Priests of both the SJC and the FSSP offer the traditional Latin Mass.

Bishop Paprocki Dispenses 2 Illinois Parishes From Restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass| National Catholic Register

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