Category: Traditionis Custodes

News and commentary on Pope Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis Custodes of July 16, 2021, which established guidelines for the celebration of Mass according to the Tridentine rite, using the Roman Missal of 1962 and abrogated Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum.

Is Traditionalism traditional?

Following the publication of Traditionis Custodes, and now even more with the publication of the new guidelines for its implementation, Pope Francis has been accused of attacking “tradition.” For instance, Eric Sammons concluded a recent article in Crisis with the...

Is Traditionalism traditional?

A different religion?

“It seems as though we aren’t even part of the same religion.” Sometimes saying a thing enough times does make it true, and in his public response to Traditionis Custodes in a New York Times op-ed, Michael Brendan Dougherty makes...

A different religion?

Pope Francis: Guardian of Tradition

The dust is settling a little after Pope Francis’s Traditionis Custodes. This is not to say that the matter is over. Rather, we await the process of implementation with uncertainty about how bishops will apply the Motu proprio and how...

Pope Francis: Guardian of Tradition

Understanding Traditionis Custodes

If you feel lost in all the discussion over what Pope Francis did with the pre-Vatican II Mass (and why), here are two helpful podcasts from America Media to help you understand what’s going on. First, Colleen Dulle puts together...

Understanding Traditionis Custodes

What is Traditionis Custodes really about?

Over at Church Life Journal, Shaun Blanchard gives an excellent analysis of Traditionis Custodes that’s well worth the read. In his article, titled, “Traditionis Custodes Was Never Merely About the Liturgy,” Blanchard argues that the controversy surrounding the 1962 Missal...

What is Traditionis Custodes really about?