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New Reports Deny Existence of anti-TLM Document

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As we all know, Rorate broke the new ‘well-founded rumour’ that a new anti-TLM document exists and is looming on the horizon. Our friends at Rorate are entirely reliable as they themselves rightly reminded us in that post. Then, Miss Diane Montagna confirmed the news:

Having made several inquiries regarding recent reports, I have been informed by reliable sources that a new Vatican document more restrictive than Traditionis Custodes does indeed exist, is backed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and has been presented to Pope Francis. 

Well-informed sources have confirmed that the new document, if published, would prohibit all priests other than those belonging to approved ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes from offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Vetus Ordo, or old rite as it is commonly called.

Even if Rorate’s report had not been confirmed, we would have trusted Rorate. The fact that this report was confirmed by such an impeccable Vatican journalist as Miss Montagna only elevates this ‘well-founded rumour’ to a category of news approaching ‘all but certain.’ Nevertheless, yesterday La Croix dismissed the rumours:

Loup Besmond de Senneville reports on (July 1) that according to “several sources” there is no document in preparation against the Mass of the Roman Rite.

Such rumors were first spread by the usually well-informed blog on June 17. They are said to have come from one official in the Dicastery for Divine Worship.

The rumors initially spoke of a total “prohibition” of the Roman Rite, then of an exception for institutes dedicated to the Roman Rite. responds: “No such document is currently being prepared by the Dicastery for Divine Worship.”

“It’s all just talk,” said a senior Vatican official. The same official denounced the rumors as “fantasy”.

Another source said the rumors were completely unfounded.

If we assume that La Croix is also reporting accurately from other reliable Vatican sources, we can conclude that either 1.) the Vatican document exists but is being worked on with the utmost secrecy, so that the normal officials who are indeed on a “need-to-know basis” (as we say in the States) are being kept in the dark; or 2.) the New Iconoclasts who hate the ancient Roman Rite are terrified and are leaking false information by means of these officials. In either case, it is safe to assume that the Vatican regime is trying to be as careful as possible in order to do the impossible: finally end the Apostolic Roman Rite once and for all.

As we know, whatever they attempt to do will be fruitless, since these poor heretics are fighting against Almighty God Who will Himself vindicate and restore the Latin Mass in His due time.

Parce, Domine.

T. S. Flanders
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