I have no concerns whatsoever about the continued growth of the TLM under our new Pope Francis. He will not do anything to undermine the freedom Pope Benedict granted to the TLM. And unlike Pope Benedict, I would not be at all surprised to see Pope Francis publicly offer a TLM some day.
The man has a deep devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, practices the Five first Saturday Devotions, and prays 15 decades of the Rosary each day.
After he meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict, reads the 300 page dossier on the VatiLeaks scandal, and reads the rest of the Third secret of Fatima, he will be a different man than he was as Archbishop, then Cardinal, in Argentina.
He just strikes me as the type who, once he learns something is the Lords Will, he will simply make it his own. I suspect under the influence of our Pope Emeritus and the rest of the Third Secret we will be pleasantly surprised by his pontificate.
I guess that's why Catholics never disagree.
Liturgical matters apparently haven’t been very high on his list in the past. No reason to believe things won’t continue as they are under Summorum Pontificum, even if true that he’s been biased against the Traditional Mass. There are far greater concerns for him to deal with at this point.
St. Pio said: “Humility, humility and always humility. Satan fears and trembles before humble souls. The Lord is willing to do great things but on condition that we are truly humble.” We seem to have a very humble Holy Father. Instead of stressing out about his potential liturgical inclinations, it makes more sense to take St. Pio’s advice and simply “pray, hope and don’t worry”.
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