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Dr. Robert Moynihan quoted a comment I made on a thread at the RorateCaeli blog at the bottom of tonight's The Moynihan Letter. The area I bolded at the end is a direct quote from my comment on that blog.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 9:40:06 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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People better go to the Traditional Mass while they can, bishops are going to start clamping down on it soon.

2 posted on 03/14/2013 10:07:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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I thought it was wrong that people would say the Pope was the "sworn enemy," of the Traditional Mass. I doubt he is the, "sworn enemy," of anything. But he may view it as unnecessary, and perhaps harmful. Maybe he was just indifferent. But this letter shows that Pope Francis has a far more negative view towards the Extraordinary Form than I would have expected.

Pope Benedict granted a universal indult and said that every parish could have the EF, without consulting the bishop. Then Cardinal Bergoglio's response was order a EF in one church, and that only one priest would be saying the EF. Basically, this was isolating it from the rest of the diocese, like it's an infection, and preventing it from other parishes. Technically, he was not following what Pope Benedict said. But not Pope Francis is the Pope, so he gets to call the shots. He probably won't explicitly ban the EF, but most bishops will eliminate it, or limit it to one parish and one priest in the diocese. Even with Summorum Pontificum, most bishops didn't follow it. That was with Pope Benedict in office. Even to the extent he would stick up for it, bishops ignored it. So, unless Pope Francis takes great steps to stick up for it, the bishops will revert back to before, or perhaps suppress it more. That's just the way it is. If you go to the EF, you're probably violating the spirit of the Church, if not the letter of the law.

4 posted on 03/14/2013 10:25:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp
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16 posted on 03/20/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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