Category Archives: Traditionis Custodes

RENQTC 10-11: Two “No” Answers To Bination

The CDWDS Q&A document has two last questions which received a “negative” response. To the proposed question: Can a Priest who is authorised to celebrate with the Missale Romanum of 1962 and who, because of his office (Parish Priest, chaplain, etc.), … Continue reading

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RENQTC 6-9: Yes Answers To Clergy Questions

The explanatory note from the CDWDS on Traditionis Custodes offered quick affirmative answers to some questions. For numbers 6 through 9, only the first of these had any kind of explanation: To the proposed question: Can the faculty to celebrate using … Continue reading

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RENQTC Question 5: Priests Ordained After July 2021

This set of questions and answers dropped some weeks ago. One of the provisions of Church teaching on the TLM is what to do with priests ordained after this past summer. Hence … To the proposed question: Does the diocesan … Continue reading

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RENQTC Question 4: Text of the Bible

Q&A on Traditionis Custodes dropped last month, and in the fourth query, we have word on the Bible. Those who follow liturgy news on this front will know that a Latin language proclamation of Scripture will be phased out. So … Continue reading

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More Complaints And Pain

Months of Traditionis Custodes continue to simmer for many Catholics. I noticed an op-ed at CWR titled, “The spiritual capital punishment of faithful Catholics.” The Vatican action is the equivalent of spiritual capital punishment. It not only willfully marginalizes faithful … Continue reading

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RENQTC Question 3: Refusing to Concelebrate

This was promulgated last month, addressing questions like this one: If a Priest who has been granted the use of the Missale Romanum of 1962 does not recognize the validity and legitimacy of concelebration – refusing to concelebrate, in particular, … Continue reading

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RENQTC Question 2: Sacraments

This dropped last month, and there’s a query about sacraments outside of Mass. Look carefully: this question centers on the use of the Roman Ritual or the Roman Pontifical. Do you know the distinction? The latter is now totally out … Continue reading

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RENQTC Question 1: Celebrating the 1962 Rite in a Parish Church

This set of questions from people and answers from the Roman dicastery for liturgy (CDWDS) dropped earlier this month. It raised concerns in social media in some quarters, but it really breaks no new ground. It merely clarifies the intent … Continue reading

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RENQTC: Difficult, Complex Debates

This dropped earlier this month. Let’s look at a citation from Pope Paul VI that might be of interest: At the solemn closing of the second session of the Council (4 December 1963), St Paul VI said (n. 11): “The … Continue reading

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RENQTC: An Undeniable Fact

The document known as Responses and Explanatory Notes to Questions on Traditionis Custodes discusses a simple reality from 1962-63: One fact is undeniable: The Council Fathers perceived the urgent need for a reform so that the truth of the faith … Continue reading

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RENQTC: The Direction We Wish To Move

The document known as Responses and Explanatory Notes to Questions on Traditionis Custodes dropped last weekend. From here on out, let’s use the acronym so I don’t have to keep copying and pasting the whole name into the script: RENQTC. … Continue reading

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Responses And Explanatory Notes to Questions on Traditionis Custodes

This dropped on the Vatican site on the 18th: “RESPONSA AD DUBIA on certain provisions of the Apostolic Letter TRADITIONIS CUSTODES issued “Motu Proprio” by the Supreme Pontiff FRANCIS” It is addressed TO THE PRESIDENTS OF THE CONFERENCES OF BISHOPS. It consists of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Cupich on TC

I noticed a reaction here and there against Archbishop Cupich’s brief essay on Traditiones Custodes here. I think the initial discussion on this website garnered relatively little chit-chat in the boxes. Detractors have long set aside their visits here. Elsewhere, I’ve … Continue reading

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Cardinal Sarah on Traditionis Custodes

The NCReg has a translation of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s essay on credibility, liturgy, and rupture. The good cardinal, and former head of the Roman dicastery for liturgy is earnest, well-meaning, but perhaps fumbles his argument a bit on a few … Continue reading

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TC Letter 13: Prayer

Pope Francis concludes his letter to Catholic bishops with prayer: Upon you I invoke the Spirit of the risen Lord, that he may make you strong and firm in your service to the People of God entrusted to you by … Continue reading

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