RORATE CÆLI: “It is the traditional diocesan priests that ‘Traditionis Custodes’ is murdering”: Interview with Louis Renaudin

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The following is Letter 906 of Paix Liturgique, published in French on December 21, 2022.

Paix Liturgique: More than a year and a half after the publication of the motu proprio Traditionis custodes, can you tell us to what extent traditionalists have been the victims of this iniquitous decision

Louis Renaudin: Forgive me for contradicting preconceived ideas, but I do not think that traditionalists were the real victims of this iniquitous decision. I would even say that the most “hard-line” among them were not at all concerned.

PL: Explain yourself…

Renaudin: The traditionalist world is composed of at least two large families: the nebula of St. Pius X and the one that continues to be called “Ecclesia Dei” for convenience. It is clear that the nebula of St. Pius X was not in any way concerned by the motu proprio Traditionis custodes. This being said, in my opinion, the SSPX missed the opportunity to show that it was playing the “sacred union” by coming generously to the aid of the Ecclesia Dei communities and the diocesan priests and, in particular, by offering its services for confirmations without any conditions. I note that TC has not in any way questioned the largesse that Pope Benedict and Pope Francis have freely given the SSPX.

PL: Which ones?

Renaudin: First of all, the lifting of the excommunications and, even more so, the granting of the power to confess and to marry legally, which is no small thing at a time when our bishops are going back on these points for the communities that depend on their authority.

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RORATE CÆLI: “It is the traditional diocesan priests that ‘Traditionis Custodes’ is murdering”: Interview with Louis Renaudin

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