Traditionis custodes and the raw data on the Latin Mass – Catholic World Report

In Traditionis custodes, his recent apostolic letter on the traditional Latin Mass, Pope Francis repudiates his predecessor’s recognition that the Roman liturgy exists in two forms, the ordinary (the 1970 Mass of Pope St. Paul VI) and the extraordinary (the 1962 Mass of Pope St. John XXIII) [art. 1]. He announces that pastors and individual priests no longer may celebrate the extraordinary form freely, but rather now must obtain (or confirm) the permission of their diocesan bishops [arts. 4 & 5]. Moreover, with few exceptions, these celebrations no longer may take place in parish churches [art. 2]. Finally, the pontiff forbids diocesan bishops to authorize the establishment of any new groups devoted to the traditional Mass [art. 6].

Traditionis custodes and the raw data on the Latin Mass – Catholic World Report

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