Cardinal Walter Brandmuller elevates the Eucharist during a Tridentine Mass at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 15, 2011. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
America Staff
“I never imagined that Pope Francis would go back that strongly to what Vatican II said and uphold it.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jonathan Culbreath
Many Catholics are now devastated to lose access to a treasured rite that has nourished their spiritual lives for decades.
Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte, N.C., blesses the chapel inside the new St. Joseph College Seminary near Mount Holly, N.C., Sept. 15, 2020. Bishop Jugis has been a supporter of the Latin Mass in his diocese (CNS photo/SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Peter Feuerherd
It was the motu proprio heard around the Catholic world, but perhaps nowhere more loudly than in Boone, N.C.
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Rachel Lu
I pray for unity in the church. I pray also for the consolation of fellow Catholics, who may now be denied that portion of the church’s tradition that has nourished their faith, as it once did mine.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Archbishop Di Noia: Pope Francis “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends.”
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Sarah Sparks
If the Latin Mass that I attend currently were to cease, I would be back to square one for determining which aspects of myself I am willing to sacrifice on Sunday.