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Pope to French bishops: Care for people ‘disoriented’ by Traditionis Custodes

November 07, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “Pope Francis ... invites you to the greatest solicitude and paternity for those people ⁠— especially young people, priests, and laity ⁠— who are disoriented by the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, which you will be working to implement,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, said in a message to French bishops as they held their fall meeting. (Traditionis Custodes is the 2021 papal document restricting the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass.)

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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Nov. 08, 2022 8:28 PM ET USA

    I don't interpret this as conciliatory at all; it's a pointed reminder of what is to be done re quashing the extraordinary form of the Mass which has apparently not been well received in France. It isn't the traditionalists who are disoriented but someone who has no idea of the word "inclusion".

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 07, 2022 10:52 AM ET USA

    Did the hankering after reverence at Mass not virtually demand a revival of the 1962 Roman Missal? In my experience at Mass across 2 continents, true religionists no longer need waste their time on the irreverence manifested in many Novus Ordo Masses. I did not commit to the FSSP because of my preference for the 1962 missal, but for the reverence found in Masses offered according to this missal. I am prejudiced against no valid rite (Eastern/Western), but against irreverent Sunday gatherings.