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Tagged: Traditionis Custodes

Not a Dictator

America’s Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell published an article Thursday reporting that Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Benedict’s longtime private secretary and former prefect of the papal household under Pope Francis, has been appointed by the pope to serve in the Vatican...

Gänswein’s interview: A blow to three missions

Shortly after the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,  the German Catholic magazine Die Tagespost published a video of an interview between editor-in-chief Guido Horst and Archbishop Georg Gänswein, former private secretary of Pope Benedict XVI. Afterwards, several media outlets...

Ecclesia Dei, Summorum Pontificum, and the SSPX

Pope Francis, in a letter accompanying Traditionis Custodes — his document restricting the pre-Vatican II form of the Mass — wrote that most people understand that the action taken by his two predecessors to accommodate the celebration of the older...

Is it Time for the TLM to Go Away?

Pope Francis is right: it is necessary to return to a single, unified Roman Rite and leave the “Traditional Latin Mass” in the past. And our personal liturgical preferences have absolutely no bearing on the matter. As conservatives have grown...

Taylor Marshall, traditionalist scapegoat?

When he has finished purging the inner sanctuary, the tent of meeting and the altar, Aaron shall bring forward the live goat. Laying both hands on its head, he shall confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and...

Traditionalist flights of fancy

There’s something in human nature that motivates us to imagine ways of getting out of impossible binds, solving the unsolvable, or that allow us to go back in time to undo the undesirable situations where we find ourselves. When we...

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...