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Archbishop Forbids Priest To Celebrate Ad Orientem

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron forbade Father Lee Acervo, 44, to celebrate the New Mass facing the Lord.

Acervo, a former software engineer, is pastor at St Edward on-the-Lake Church in Lakeport, Michigan.

He started facing the Lord in Advent 2017, on the recommendation of Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Liturgy.

The turnaround had a positive impact on his parish and was “edifying and prayerful” for himself, Acervo wrote in his January 20 parish bulletin, “It’s amazing how different it is when I turn back the other way.”

He received a lot of support from his parish and only a single complaint. According to ChurchMilitant.com the complaint came from a wealthy couple that gives big money to the archdiocese.

Before Christmas, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Fisher ordered Acervo to exclusively say Mass turning the back to the Lord, giving him February 1 as a deadline.

Acervo appealed but Vigneron refused any dialogue and showed no mercy.

Acervo will now appeal to the Vatican Congregation for Liturgy.

Picture: Allen Vigneron, © Hinkleti, wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsIjzmvosfxs
Vigneron is a Neo Con. The strongest opposition against the TLM comes from Neo Cons
Piotr2000
Untill we be aware of APOSTASY of ROME /mentioned in XVI century by sister Marianna in Quito, Equador, Catherine Emmerich XVII, St. Mary in La Salette, France, in Fatima, in Akita, Japan and many other places/ we do not understand today's Church. Today is Time of APOSTAZY. Be STRONG. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
The archbishop will not tolerate a priest saying mass facing the crucifix. They must face ,"man" instead.
This is a sad story. I'm glad he is appealing. Just look on a map - it's "Nowheresville, Michigan" - let the priest celebrate Mass as he prefers.
mamecc
.. and Summorum Pontificum of 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI is and "apostolic letter which "granted greater freedom for priests to use the Tridentine liturgy in its' 1962 form, stating that all priests of the Latin rite Church may freely celebrate Mass with the 1962 Missal ...
Lalanz
Pure evil behind this
The Orientation of Saying Mass is hidden in the first Noun "Orient". A Bishop has no absolutly no power to order Saying Mass versus Populum. When carefully reading the latin instructions of the Missal in Vigor he would find the instruction to turn versus the flock before saying "Pax Vobiscum". This instruction would be unnecessary if it has been ordered to celebrate versus populum by the Editio …More
The Orientation of Saying Mass is hidden in the first Noun "Orient". A Bishop has no absolutly no power to order Saying Mass versus Populum. When carefully reading the latin instructions of the Missal in Vigor he would find the instruction to turn versus the flock before saying "Pax Vobiscum". This instruction would be unnecessary if it has been ordered to celebrate versus populum by the Editio typica MR 1969.