Friday, January 20, 2017

Rockford, Illinois Bishop bans all Latin in liturgies

While there was peaceful transfer of power in Washington, D.C. this afternoon, I am disturbed to learn that another U.S. bishop has banned the use of the Latin language in both the Traditional and Novus Ordo forms of Mass. A letter uncovered by several Catholic blogs from Bishop Daniel Malloy of Rockford, Illinois to diocesan priests dated January 11, 2017 not only requires his explicit permission to say the TLM in private, but has banned the renovation/restoration of churches to include centrally-located tabernacles and communion rails. 

The late Bishop Thomas Doran must be rolling in his grave. The former diocese where TAN Books was located before being purchased by Saint Benedict Press of Charlotte, North Carolina, was a friend of Tradition. One note is that Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Malloy in 2012. 😠