Monday, July 7, 2014

Summorum Pontificum's 7th anniversary

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Papal bull Summorum Pontificum by Benedict XVI, which upheld Quo Primum Tempore of St. Pius V, stating that the Traditional Latin Mass was never banned and cannot be prohibited.

While many places have since established the TLM as their parish liturgies, sadly most places do not. Most of the world's bishops do not say the TLM and do not care about it one bit despite being dutybound to such a task.

Up here in Massachusetts recently, the Springfield and Fall River (Cape Cod &; the Islands) dioceses have newly-appointed bishops due to the retirements of the others. The Archdiocese of Boston has also seen the retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Walter Edeyvean, one of only three Bay State bishops to administer Confirmation according to the 1962 Rituale Romanum (but none have said Pontifical Masses) since this motu proprio. (From at least Cardinal Cushing's death in 1970 to 2007 there were no confirmations in the Traditional manner by resident bishops in Massachusetts.)

Now if Springfield and Fall River have got new bishops, why not Boston? Out of the four dioceses, Boston is clearly the most poorly-run both finances, morals, and sacramentals. With the exception of the few Latin Mass parishes, there is no orthodoxy. There is virtually no Catholic education at any level, the hospitals were sold a few years ago, and heretics are given Holy Communion.

Please pray for a new archbishop who will require the TLM in every parish, and please keep writing to the Pope about the serious problems up here. Please pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Additionally for my own personal welfare, please fund me so I can move to a new permanent home near my parish church, as my days in Worcester are numbered. Please pray to Saint Joseph on my behalf. God Bless you all.

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