Cardinal Gregory Reportedly Withdraws Permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine| National Catholic Register

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered Aug. 14 in Washington, D.C. A pontifical Mass is celebrated by a bishop in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. The Mass, scheduled for the vigil of the Solemnity of the Assumption, was to be offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Paulus Institute, a group dedicated to promoting the sacred liturgy, organized the event, which was to be broadcast by EWTN. On its Facebook page on July 27, the institute announced that permission for the Mass was rescinded by the archbishop of Washington. “We regret to announce that Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, has suppressed the 14 August 2021 pontifical high Mass, instructing Archbishop Gullickson that he is not allowed to offer it,” the institute’s page stated.

Cardinal Gregory Reportedly Withdraws Permission for Tridentine Mass at National Shrine| National Catholic Register

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