Tagged: Traditionis Custodes

The Hermeneutic of Traditionalism

Shortly after Traditionis Custodes was promulgated last summer, Shaun Blanchard wrote an excellent analysis of the motu proprio for Church Life Journal. In that article, Blanchard claimed that “we should see Traditionis Custodes as a decisive contribution by Pope Francis...

The Hermeneutic of Traditionalism

Summorum Pontificum: An Unforced Error

When I first read Summorum Pontificum in 2007, I remember thinking ‘This is not going to end well.’ Before I go on, I must explain that years ago I was a priest of the Society of Saint Pius X, until...

Summorum Pontificum: An Unforced Error

A dose of reality from Cardinal Cupich

As we highlighted on this site on Tuesday, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago wrote an article entitled “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes” for the PrayTell blog, in which he explained the reasoning behind Pope Francis’s decision over the summer to...

A dose of reality from Cardinal Cupich

Expression of Unity: Cardinal Cupich on Traditionis Custodes

Today over at the PrayTell blog, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has written an article explaining why Traditionis Custodes—Pope Francis’s recent document abrogating Pope Benedict’s 2007 decision to liberalize use of the pre-Vatican II Missal—is a gift to the Church. He...

Expression of Unity: Cardinal Cupich on Traditionis Custodes

Is the “new Mass” too much like a meal?

A particular theme stood out among the comments on my recent article. Some critics claimed that the Vatican II liturgy downplayed sacrificial symbolism in the liturgy in favor of meal symbolism, and so is inferior to the older forms of...

Is the “new Mass” too much like a meal?

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