Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dolanism to result in loss of NYC Latin Mass parishes

Do-lan-is-m (v.) Selling the Catholic Faith out to the popular culture.  

Rorate Caeli is reporting that the Archdiocese of New York City, which covers the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Westchester County to the north, plans to close the Latin Mass parishes in Manhattan, including Holy Innocents Parish on W. 37th St., NYC's home to the daily TLM. (The boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are the Brooklyn Diocese.)

The Archdiocese of New York City currently has 376 parishes, and it expected that about 50 of them are on the chopping block, including the TLM parishes. While no plan is yet etched in stone, I would not be surprised if the orthodox parishes would be cut, based on the attitudes of Cardinal Dolan when it comes to faith and morals.

If only 50 parishes are closed, then there will still be 326 remaining, which is better than the situation in Boston, where there are only supposed to be 135 parishes once it is all set and done.

While New York City (between the two dioceses) have more TLM's than Boston does, proportionally it comes to about the same since NYC is ten times larger. But the attitudes of the two Cardinals towards Tradition are the same: negative.

While Dolan is a wise-guy on TV and cracks jokes, Cardinal O'Malley goes into non-Catholic temples and actively participates. Both have never said the Traditional Latin Mass, and have no plans on doing so.

Thank God there are small SSPX chapels in both metropolitan areas (where the priests come from the Ridgefield, CT priory). All the Bishops in the Six New England States and New York State have refused to allow the FSSP or the ICRSP to set up shop in their dioceses.

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