‘Traditionis Custodes’ Has Generated Division, Not Unity

Three years after the promulgation of the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, imposing severe restrictions on the celebration of the Mass in Latin, controversy over the use of the old Latin Mass is as strong as ever. Therefore, if Pope Francis’ text was intended to bring some measure of peace to the liturgy wars by increasing … Read more

Non-Catholics Come to the Rescue of the TLM?

All traditional Catholics know the story: that Agatha Christie and various others signed a petition to Pope Paul VI in 1971 asking him not to prohibit the celebration of the Traditional Mass, and he relented: at least, he allowed it to be celebrated publicly in England and Wales, an “Indult” (permission) that was extended to … Read more

Cardinal Müller: Vatican Official Prefers Empty Churches to Cathedrals Full of People Attending the Traditional Latin Mass

In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews reporter Maike Hickson, Cardinal Gerhard Müller discussed the attitude of some in the Vatican toward the Traditional Latin Mass following the Chartres pilgrimage in France, as well as the ongoing crises in Ukraine and the Holy Land. Speaking to Hickson, Müller revealed that when he shared his joy at … Read more

Richmond Bishop Halts Only Latin Mass in Charlottesville While Awaiting Dispensation from Rome

The bishop of Richmond, Virginia is ending the Traditional Latin Mass in Charlottesville, Virginia, after the two-year permission given by Rome expires this week. Bishop Barry Knestout informed Father Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi, the pastor of Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville, that the “dispensation” granted in virtue of Traditionis custodes for the parish to offer … Read more

A New Offensive in the War on Traditional Liturgy

Rome’s rumor mills are buzzing. According to multiple sources, a new Vatican document is being prepared, which would impose still tighter restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). If approved in its current form, our informants tell us, the document would bar diocesan priests from celebrating the TLM; only the communities specially … Read more

WATCH: Growing Rumors of a Vatican “Final Solution” for the Traditional Latin Mass

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 … Read more

Priest: Traditionis Custodes will Disappear after Pope Francis, but the Latin Mass will Remain Forever

This coming Holy Thursday, we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood. However, since the motu proprio Traditiones custodes (2021), a “civil war” has flared up in the Church over the celebration of Holy Mass. Since then, the supporters of the “old” Mass have had their backs to the wall. The pope treats … Read more