Rorate Caeli is reporting that the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate have been told by Pope Francis to stop offering the Traditional Latin Mass in favor of the Novus Ordo Cookie, or lose their canonical establishment as a religious order.
Such an action is illegal for the Pope to perform because the Traditional Latin Mass is a dogma of the Church according to the Council of Trent, as upheld in Quo Primum Tempore, and obligatory by the foresaid.
This document comes days after the end of the Catholic Woodstock (WYD), where we saw a Novus Ordo Papal Mass on the beach and 300 bishops dancing to Protestant praise and worship music (indcluding Cardinal Dolan).
Such actions above are not Christian-like.
Such actions are going to pressure the SSPX to accept these Friars as members (the ones who wish to hold onto Tradition), and possibly open new chapels to fill the void lost from such a pathetic document.
For the past 50 years, such persecution has been the norm at the hands of homosexual clergy, as the Pope also said that homosexual priests "should not be judged."
Such actions tell us that all the U.S. Cardinals (accept Burke) voted for Bergoglio in the conclave. Dolan, O'Malley, Wuerl, Mahony, DiNardo, Harvey, and O'Brien are not in favor of Tradition, while Cardinal George in Chicago has been somewhat supportive. This wonders or not the conclave was rigged just like 1958?
Coming into 5 months of a papacy, it is still too early yet determine...but if the TLM has any more Vatican sanctions, then Bishop Fellay will have to consecrate at least 8 more bishops to ensure that the Sacraments are persevered.