BREAKING: Modernist Bishops remove the Tridentine Mass, Traditional Latin Mass
The Daily Knigh
Cardinal Cupich, now erroneously appointed to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Vatican, prohibited the Tridentine Mass, Traditional Latin Mass, (TLM), from being celebrated on Christmas and Easter earlier this year in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
"Although this has not yet been announced officially, the news has already been leaked: Tomorrow, July 17, the Archlayman of Chicago, ‘Cardinal’ Blase Cupich, will announce that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) will be shut down in Chicago effective August 1.
The ICKSP is a Traditional Latin Mass community founded in 1990 that uses only the Roman Missal of 1962. It is one of the so-called “Ecclesia Dei communities”, meaning they have always been in full communion with the Vatican II Church and are operating on the basis of the indult granted by “Pope” John Paul II in the Apostolic Letter Ecclesia Dei issued on July 2, 1988. Their provincial headquarters for the United States are in Chicago, under the watchful Modernist eye of Blase Cupich.
On July 14, the well-known blogging Rev. John Zuhlsdorf (aka ‘Father Z’) had already released a cryptic prayer request “to avert a serious act of persecution”, but he did not provide any specifics.
On July 15, David L. Gray was apparently the first one to reveal details, as follows: __________ Blase Cardinal Cupich is Stripping the Institute of Christ the King of their Ability to Celebrate the Holy Mass in his Little Fiefdom, where their US Base is Headquartered – Effective August 1, 2022
Will be Announced at Sunday Mass at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on Woodlawn Ave., in Chicago
Fr. John Lovell of the Coalition for Canceled Priest to Appear on The David L. Gray Show Monday Morning [July 18] to Discuss __________
Since then, ‘Father Z’ has updated his original prayer request post with details:
Cupich of Chicago has told the members of the Institute of Christ the King in Chicago, that he is effectively shutting them down as of 1 August. This will be formally announced on Sunday [July 17] at the Institute’s church on the South Side of Chicago.
No Masses. Nothing. 31 July is their last day to function.
I’m sorry that the Institute itself was not able to break the news."
(John Zuhlsdorf, “ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED”, Fr. Z’s Blog, July 15, 2022; bold print given.)
"Rome drops a bomb in Savannah, GA.
From the letter:
After prayer and discernment, I wrote to the Congregation for Divine Worship (now the Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments) in mid-April to request permissions for specific parish churches in our diocese. In late May, I received a response from Rome containing the following:
The Mass according to the Missale Romanum of 1962 may be celebrated at the parish of Sacred Heart (*) in Savannah on a weekly basis until May 20, 2023.
The Mass according to the Missale Romanum of 1962 may be celebrated at the parishes of Most Holy Trinity in Augusta, St. Joseph in Macon and St. Anthony of Padua in Ray City on a monthly basis until May 20, 2023.
* In implementing the permissions granted by the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, please note that the Mass according to the Missale Romanum of 1962 will no longer be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist as of Sunday, August 7, 2022. As of that date, the Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart parish (1707 Bull Street, Savannah) at 1pm on Sundays. I am confident that Sacred Heart parish provides an appropriate and intimate place for worship and the parish leadership will be attentive to the pastoral needs of those who attend the 1pm Mass there."
(Michael Hichborn, Facebook Post, July 15, 2022)
The location of the first Holy Mass to be celebrated in the continental United States has tragically removed the Tridentine Mass.
"JACKSONVILLE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — A Florida bishop last week decreed that Traditionis Custodes be fully implemented in his diocese, thus ending the traditional Latin Mass in Jacksonville’s basilica and effectively banning most traditional rite sacraments.
Under the sweeping restrictions on the traditional liturgy and sacraments announced by Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of the Diocese of St. Augustine in Florida on May 18, the traditional Latin Mass at Jacksonville’s Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, locally renowned for its beauty, will be axed when Traditionis Custodes takes full effect in the diocese on June 29.
The basilica’s pastor, Father Blair, announced the expiration of the Traditional Latin Mass at his parish in the May 22 church bulletin, explaining that it was “due to the official denial of permission for the continuation of the Traditional Latin Mass at the Basilica … ”
In his decree, Estevez has relegated the traditional Latin Mass in the diocese to two churches where it is already celebrated: St. Joseph’s Parish in Jacksonville and St. Edward’s Parish in Starke, where it is only celebrated on the third Sunday of the month...
Estevez added that those who attend the Traditional Latin Mass should receive “appropriate catechesis” regarding “the celebration of the liturgy according to the liturgical norms of the Second Vatican Council.”
The bishop’s instruction immediately following this point states that “It is never proper for elements of the Missale Romanum of 1962 to be brought into reformed liturgy promulgated by the Holy See following Vatican II.”
Along with the announcement that the basilica’s Latin Masses would be canceled beginning at the end of June, Fr. Blair included in his Sunday bulletin an instruction from the Diocese of St. Augustine advising Catholics not to attend Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) Masses..."
It was announced Monday that Bishop Estevez’s retirement has been accepted by Pope Francis, and that Arkansas priest, Father Erik Pohlmeier will succeed him as the next bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine."