Schneider: Enemies of the Church Rule The Vatican
He explained that in the Roman Rite "I am actually only a servant" because every gesture and every step are prescribed in a very precise way.
His then Archbishop Jan Paweł Lenga, 72, of Karaganda knew that Schneider was celebrating the Roman Mass but showed no interest for this.
When Lenga resigned and returned to Poland in 2011, a priest offered to teach him to celebrate Mass and Lenga accepted. After his first Mass, he called Schneider and told him that the difference between the Mass and the Eucharist "is like heaven and earth.”
For Schneider, Francis' desire to abolish Mass is not realistic. Despite the current prohibitions and persecution, Roman Rite groups are growing, sometimes underground.
Francis supports on one hand a "diversity of religions" but on the other hand fights a "diversity of liturgical forms" in his own Church, Schneider observes: “That's a contradiction.”
He believes that Francis is "not against diversity," but “he has a contempt for the liturgical tradition of the Church and the Mass of almost all the saints and most of his predecessors.” For Schneider, “this contempt for tradition” is a problem and “not Catholic.”
Traditionis Custodes is for Schneider an ideological document and he doesn't think it will last long because it opposes the nature of the Church.
The priests may ignore TC, Schneider explains, "because it is an abuse of papal authority," opposes the tradition of the Church and an attack against a great treasure of the Church. Francis is destroying something that belongs to the universal Church.
Therefore, he would tell Francis, "With all due respect and love for you and your ministry, we cannot obey you in this point." And, "We will not obey you here, and your successors will reward us."
For Schneider, the Church is in an "enormous" and "extraordinary crisis" because "in the Vatican, to a large extent, the enemies of the Church call the shots."