POPE FRANCIS WAGES UNJUST WAR ON THE LATIN MASS
by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
March 8, 2023
Pope Francis Wages Unjust War on the Latin Mass
Pope Francis’s actions and words speak for themselves. They amount to war…
Shortly after returning from his Africa trip (January 31–February 5, 2023), where he celebrated a Zaire rite Mass to the sound of drums and dances, Pope Francis hastened to take another step to hinder even further the celebration and attendance of the traditional Latin Mass.
On February 20, Arthur Cardinal Roche, Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship, signed a rescript in which the pope confirmed the new rules for implementing his July 16, 2021 motu proprio Traditionis custodes on the celebration of the Latin Mass.
According to the rescript, a bishop must request authorization from the Dicastery for Divine Worship in the following cases:
allowing the celebration of the Latin Mass in parish churches; establishing personal parishes for the celebration of the Latin Mass;
granting permission for this celebration to priests ordained after July 16, 2021 (the publication date of Traditionis custodes).
The decree further tightens restrictions on celebrating the traditional Mass because the dicastery headed by Cardinal Roche a sworn enemy of the improperly called “Tridentine Mass” will not grant those permissions easily. The goal is to abolish once and for all the traditional Mass, which is of apostolic origin.
Destroy the Traditional Mass to Impose “Tribalist” Liturgy?
Contrary to the opinion of many, however, this virtual abolition of the Mass of the ages is not intended to leave Pope Paul VI’s Novus Ordo Mass as the only valid rite in the Latin Church. There is every indication that Pope Francis prefers an “inculturated” and “tribalist” liturgy consistent with the idolatrous worshipping of Pachamam Mother Earth held in Vatican gardens and inside St. Peter’s Basilica in October 2019.
That is not pure speculation. As already said, during his recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis celebrated Mass “according to the Zaire Use of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.” The so-called “Zaire Use of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite is an inculturated Mass formally approved in 1988 for the dioceses of what was then known as the Republic of Zaire.”
By celebrating this “inculturated rite,” Pope Francis signaled once more where he is heading. As he wrote in a preface to a book on the Zairean Rite, “The Zairean Rite suggests a promising way also for the possible elaboration of an Amazonian Rite.” He said he hopes this liturgical “inculturation” work “can help to move in this direction.”
An Amazonian rite is not the only one being prepared. “The Diocese of San Cristóbal, in the south of Mexico, will send Pope Francis a proposal to include in Catholic masses indigenous Mayan rites such as dance, music and the participation of women.”
Incorporating Pagan Rituals Into the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when European missionaries were laboring to convert African peoples to the Catholic Faith, the Mass they celebrated was the Latin Mass. In the second half of the twentieth century, however, missionaries started to succumb to the inculturation ideology. This ideology seeks to adapt the liturgy of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to African or indigenous pagan rituals or, alternatively, to incorporate into the Mass elements of today’s secularist “pop” culture.
As early as 1958, in the Congo, then a Belgian colony, Fr. Guido Haazen, a Belgian Franciscan, created the famous “Luba Mass” with drums and tribal-style singing. A recording of this “Mass” was disseminated and heard worldwide, inspiring similar celebrations.
SPANISH BISHOP BANS EWTN
March 13, 2023 by sd
From Crux Now:
A newly installed bishop in Spain has taken the unusual step of banning his local television station from carrying any content produced by the massive EWTN religious media conglomerate on grounds of preserving unity with the pope.
Bishop Fernando Prado Ayuso of San Sebastián, Spain conveyed his decision in a decree dated Dec. 19, 2022, just two days after he was formally installed as bishop of the diocese on Dec. 17, 2022. Betania TV is the formal diocesan media outlet, and regularly produces original programs in addition to featuring syndicated content and broadcasting Prado’s Masses and homilies.