Traditionis Custodes: SECOND Moderate Bishop Issues Dispensation
Even the anti-Catholic Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich left things "for the moment" as they are. This is remarkable as Francis spread the lie that Traditionis Custodes was a "response" to the wishes of the bishops.
The way to handle Traditionis Custodes is Canon 87: “A diocesan bishop, whenever he judges that a dispensation will contribute to their spiritual good, is able to dispense the faithful from universal and particular disciplinary laws issued for his territory or his subjects by the supreme authority of the Church.”
In keeping with this regulation, Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki, a canon lawyer, allowed all priest in a July 19 decree to continue as usual.
Knoxville Bishop Richard Stika - a weird and split personality who proposed to introduce Communion in the hand in the Roman Mass, followed this lead.
In a July 21 decree, Stika referred to Canon 87 not only to let all the Roman Masses continue but also to do so in parochial churches against Francis wishes. Stika explains that the Roman Masses are all celebrated in parish churches and that there are no readily available alternatives.
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