The Latin Mass took off in this North Carolina diocese. What will happen under Pope Francis’ new restrictions?
It was the motu proprio heard around the Catholic world, but perhaps nowhere more loudly than in Boone, N.C.
In April 1962, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans not only denied Communion to three Catholics in his archdiocese; he formally excommunicated the three, who vehemently opposed his efforts to desegregate Catholic schools.
Renewed interest in the prayer developed in the fall of 2018 in the wake of concerns about church unity and new revelations of the sexual abuse of children by clergy.