Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass Restrictions: Has Your Diocese Responded Yet?| National Catholic Register

Catholic clergy and laypeople around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of the traditional Latin Mass, one week after Pope Francis released his controversial apostolic letter Traditionis Custodes. In his motu proprio issued July 16, the Pope recognized the “exclusive competence” of bishops to authorize or refuse the Latin Mass in their respective dioceses, and he directed bishops to ensure that groups dedicated to the “extraordinary form” do not deny the validity of Vatican II and its liturgical reforms. The Pope also declared that traditional Latin Masses can no longer be offered at “parochial churches,” and he ordered that readings must be in the vernacular. Expressly aimed at unifying the Church, the document has sparked a week of fractious commentary.

Pope Francis’ Traditional Latin Mass Restrictions: Has Your Diocese Responded Yet?| National Catholic Register

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