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Axed Motu Proprio: Fears and Hopes Rorate-caeli.blogspot.com has a risk assessment on the impending withdrawal of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum with which Benedict XVI liberated the Roman …More
Axed Motu Proprio: Fears and Hopes

Rorate-caeli.blogspot.com has a risk assessment on the impending withdrawal of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum with which Benedict XVI liberated the Roman Rite in 2007. The essential point: priests belonging to Roman Rite communities and diocesan priests who already celebrate the Roman Rite may continue to do so. Other diocesan priests may only begin with the celebration after having been granted a special permission of their bishop. Roman Rite communities are no longer under the jurisdiction of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, but of the Congregation for the Liturgy which is staffed with hardened enemies of the Roman Rite: Prefect Roche, Secretary Viola and Undersecretary García Macías.

Implementing the Ghetto Proposal of an Agitator

Rorate-Caeli knows that axing Summorum Pontificum has been discussed for some time with a certain number of bishops, especially the Italian Bishops Conference. In Francis' Curia, resentment against the Mass have come from Secretary of State Parolin and Cardinal Ouellet of the Congregation of Bishops. The aim is to implement what the anti-Catholic lay-liturgist and agitator Andrea Grillo has repeatedly called for: to enslave the Roman Rite and to tolerate it only in a ghetto.

Three Acts

The battle against the Roman Rite was prepared in three acts. First, Francis has been protesting for years that the present liturgical deviations are irreversible and that young priests are - quote - "too rigid". Then, in January 2019, he abolished the Roman Rite Commission Ecclesia Dei and transferred these matters to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Finally, in March 2020, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a questionnaire, seemingly to gather from the bishops around the world negative judgments about the Roman Rite.

What Will the Damage Be?

Rorate-Caeli hopes that the damage from the looming document will not be as bad as expected. Despite Summorum Pontificum, in many parts of the world, the bishops still suppress the celebration of the Roman Rite. Nevertheless, from 2007 to 2017, the Motu Proprio has caused a doubling of the number of Roman Rite Masses celebrated worldwide and has also been psychologically liberating. However, new suppression measures could undo this effect.

These Could Be the Excuses

Rorate-Caeli provides some excuses provided by a future document that will abolish Summorum Pontificum. For example, the document could claim that the Roman Rite faithful are at peace and that seminarians who desire the Roman Rite will find a home in the respective Roman Rite communities. Further, the dogmatic discussions with the Society of Saint Pius X are no longer relevant today and have reached an impasse, which is why Roman Rite matters were assigned to the Congregation for the Liturgy and are no longer dealt with by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Roman Rite priests will be encouraged to switch to bi-ritualism because of the allegedly definitive character of the Novus Ordo.

Will the Roman Rite Maulers Budge?

It is indicative of the Novus Ordo Church that vices and nuisances are tolerated, while the flourishing Roman Rite seems to be the only enemy. Rorate-Caeli believes that the attack on the Roman Mass will spark a liturgical war. This war would have unforeseen consequences for the Church as a whole, which is in an advanced state of dogmatic and liturgical dissolution. The website asks whether Francis intends to pick this dangerous fight.
Dr Bobus
The French bishops were strongly against Summorum Pontificum. Their excuse was that the French clerics and laity who prefer the TLM are monarchists.

So what? They are fine with government advocating abortion but not with monarchy.

After the election of BXVI he visited Germany. The German bishops'reaction made the French look weak. They did not want the Roman Rite liberated, nor did they want …More
The French bishops were strongly against Summorum Pontificum. Their excuse was that the French clerics and laity who prefer the TLM are monarchists.

So what? They are fine with government advocating abortion but not with monarchy.

After the election of BXVI he visited Germany. The German bishops'reaction made the French look weak. They did not want the Roman Rite liberated, nor did they want the SSPX regularized.

Beam me, up, Scotty. There's no intelligent life down here.
Liam Ronan
"And there was death on the Emperor And night upon the Pope: And Alfred, hiding in deep grass, Hardened his heart with hope." G.K. Chesterton 'The Ballad of The White Horse'