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Traditionalist community ends public Masses in Chicago

August 01, 2022

The Institute of Christ the King has stopped the celebration of Mass for the public at its headquarters shrine in Chicago, after Cardinal Blase Cupich withdrew permission for the use of the traditional Latin liturgy.

Neither the Institute nor the Chicago archdiocese has issued any public statement on the cardinal’s decision. But on August 1, a sign appeared on the door of the Institute’s shrine, saying:

As of August 1, the celebration of public Masses is suspended.
Confession times are discontinued.
The Chapel remains open for prayer.

The Chicago shrine is the provincial headquarters of the Institute, a group dedicated to the traditional liturgy. The future use of the shrine—which belongs to the Institute—is uncertain.


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