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Is the Vatican About to Destroy the TLM Once and for All?

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As we approach the third anniversary of the new iconoclastic regime in the Vatican (which began with Traditionis Custodes), our friends at Rorate have put out a significant and urgent appeal to Trads worldwide:

Dear readers,

Once again, as at least twice in the past (before the crackdown on the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and in the twelve months leading up to Traditionis custodes), Rorate Caeli is sad to be the first bearer of grave, heavy, and persistent rumors coming from the circles close to Cardinal Roche and to the liturgical warriors close to Casa Santa Marta in Rome.

An attempt is being made to implement, as soon as possible, a Vatican document with a stringent, radical, and final solution banning the Traditional Latin Mass. The same ideologues who imposed Traditionis custodes and its implementation, and who are still frustrated with its apparently slow results, especially in the United States and France, want to ban it and shut it down everywhere and immediately. They want to do it while Francis is still in power. They want to make it as wide, final, and irreversible as possible.

These rumors come from the most credible sources,* in different continents, and we urge you to take them as seriously as possible, and do what you can in your station, as laity, priests, bishops, cardinals, religious men and women, to prevent the ban from becoming a concrete measure.

Can we stop it from happening? Yes, we can: by prayer, sacrifice, penance — and influence and pressure, of whatever sort we can manage to put forward. The enemy is strong, but our Lord and Lady are mightier.

When we have further information that can be made public, we will let you know.

*Note: What we can say is that these rumors come from the very same sources that revealed to Rorate that the Vatican had sent out a survey to bishops on Summorum Pontificum (in preparation for what would become Traditionis custodes), and Rorate was the first source to post this; and the very same sources who first revealed that a document like Traditionis custodes would come (and Rorate was also the first to reveal it at the time). With the addition of other credible sources who have now mentioned the same present rumors and whom Rorate was not acquainted with at the time of Traditionis custodes, and who now corroborate the persistent rumors.

Without a doubt, Rorate is a credible and trusted source for this important news. And the recommended actions can never be too frequently recommended. We can prevent bad things from happening to our TLMs by prayer, penance and whatever influence we can muster on our priests and bishops.

The most important part of our spiritual preparation for whatever comes next is twofold: 1.) to study the lives of our Trad godfathers, who endured much worse times than these (and probably worse than what comes next – have you heard of the 1970s?). These Trad godfathers are the ones we publish here at OnePeterFive. For a look into the crusading spirit of our Trad godfathers, listen to Fr. Charles Murray, who laughs at the enemies of Christ and their filth in the 1970s:

The second thing is contained in our founding passing from 1 Peter 5: Be you humbled therefore under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in the time of visitation (I Pet. v. 6).

The fact is, the Catholic response to evil is the virtue of patience – to suffer evils well. In order to do this, we must consider that the wrath of God is being poured out upon us for our sins. We simply do not deserve to have the TLM. But God deserves it, and our children deserve it. So let us be purified by the wrath of God, and beg His mercy, so that we may know again His loving-kindness in the ancient rites of our forefathers. As the apostolic Roman Rite says in the collect of Thursday after Ash Wednesday:

O God who by sin art offended and by penance appeased, graciously regard the prayers of thy people making supplication to thee, and turn away the scourge of thy wrath, which for our sins we deserve.

Stay tuned for a Trad roundtable discussion on this critical moment since Traditionis Custodes tomorrow:

T. S. Flanders
St. Gregory Barbarigo

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