List of bishops already suppressing or tentatively supporting Latin Mass after Pope’s new document | News | LifeSite

July 20, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Less than 24 hours after Pope Francis promulgated his new motu proprio restricting the celebration of the traditional liturgy, bishops across the world began to issue restrictions against the traditional liturgy, although some prelates have granted temporary permissions for the current “status quo” to continue. Pope Francis issued his new motu proprio entitled Traditionis Custodes, on Friday, July 16, promoting a number of restrictions on the celebration of the traditional liturgy (also called the “Latin Mass,” the “Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite,” the “Old Mass,” the “Mass of the Ages,” the “Tridentine Mass”). Prominent among the restrictions was the directive that priests are to “request” permission from their diocesan bishops to say the Latin Mass, and consequently bishops could essentially forbid priests from saying the Latin Mass. The bishops could also decide “whether or not to retain” parishes which had been canonically erected for the offering of the traditional liturgies. LifeSite has compiled a non-exhaustive, researched list of those prelates who have opted to use the motu proprio to restrict the Traditional Mass, as well as those who have granted permission for the Mass to continue. Rorate Caeli and Eric Sammons, editor of Crisis magazine, are also compiling lists of churches affected by the recent Papal document. Amongst the churches they list are a number of dioceses and archdioceses in Australia.

List of bishops already suppressing or tentatively supporting Latin Mass after Pope’s new document | News | LifeSite

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