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Fear Is the Reason Why Francis Wants to Get Rid of Summorum Pontificum

Francis told the Italian bishops at their secret May 24 meeting the falsehood that Benedict XVI's intention was only, to accommodate the "Lefebvrians" [= Society of PiusX] with Summorum Pontificum.

In truth, Summorum Pontificum explicitly says that the liberation of the Roman Mass is not a concession to PiusX, but that a liturgy that was sacred for centuries could not suddenly be wrong and banned.

Francis went on complaining that today many young diocesan priests celebrate the Old Latin Mass, "although they may not even understand Latin.” He obviously concluded from himself to others.

As more information about the meeting is emerging (e.g. on MarcoTosatti.com) it seems that, indeed, Francis plans to abolish Summorum Pontificum.

He illustrated this with a story of a bishop who asked a young priest who had started celebrating the Old Mass whether he knew Latin. The priest said that he was learning it. The bishop replied that he would do better to learn Spanish or Vietnamese, since there were many Hispanics and Vietnamese in the diocese. The bishop himself didn't know Vietnamese.

Francis indicated that Cardinal Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith, spoke against abolishing the Motu Proprio - but only for political reasons. According to Ladaria, this would provoke “a worldwide malaise” and an “uncontrollable opposition.”

Cardinal Parolin, Francis' yes-man at the Secretariat of State, on the other hand, supports Francis’ „new interpretation“ of Summorum Pontificum.

Picture: © Joseph Shaw, CC BY-NC-SA, #newsSepscrwjva

Tesa
“A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent.” -Cdl. Ratzinger
mccallansteve
Francis fears the Catholic faith
GaryLockhart
Jorge Bergoglio and Satan have more in common than their shared hatred of Latin.
Jeffrey Ade
I doubt Bergolio fears the Catholic faith. I don't think he believes in it!
myunkie
In the mass, the priest speaks to God in the language of the church. The priest, both in homily and the confessional, speaks the language of the congregation. So, the advice to learn the language of the congregation is appropriate... after one learns the language of the church.
Louis IX
Or the Spanish and Vietnamese speakers could simply use a missal with respective translations as English speakers here in the US do.