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The Hidden Story Behind Traditionis Custodes

Was the suppression of the Traditional Mass a result of manipulation? The consultative process leading to the issuing of Traditionis custodes, Pope Francis' July 16, 2021 motu proprio suppressing the Traditional Latin Mass, was presented by the Vatican as fair and above board. But this research shows that the process was, in fact, not fair, transparent or above [...]

A new Papal document provokes controversy

By now, gallons of ink have been spilled in an effort to come to grips with Pope Francis’ July 2021 motu proprio (“on his own initiative”) letter to the world’s bishops placing new and dramatic restrictions on the celebration of the pre-1970 Mass (variously called the “Traditional Latin Mass” — TLM, or the “Extraordinary Rite” as [...]

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