Via AAN:

Pope Francis issued a radical statement that effectively banned Catholics from attending the traditional Latin mass, a move many saw as a direct attack on conservatives within the church.

As MSN reports:

Pope Francis on Friday directly reversed a signature liturgical decision of Pope Benedict XVI, moving to strongly limit use of the old Latin Mass and spurring anger from church traditionalists.

The pope, whose tenure has been characterized by deep church divisions and conservative opposition, said in a letter that his new ruling was a step “in defense of the unity of the Body of Christ.” He suggested that those who favored the old Latin Mass had been exploiting the rite as a way to “reinforce the divergences, and encourage disagreements that injure the Church.”

Francis’s move will not change church services for the majority of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics, who are largely familiar with the modern Mass — shaped amid church reforms of the 1960s — that is recited in the local language, not Latin.

But many traditionalists remain champions of the old Latin Mass, a liturgy that dates back more than a millennium and has become a central point in church divisions in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, which ended in 1965.

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Martha Clark
Martha Clark
3 months ago

I am so glad that you’re covering this story, Amanda.

I’ve been so drawn to the Catholic Church over the past year. Been watching mass on YouTube while working from home and am even thinking of converting. Part of this has been due to conservative Catholic services – which I’ve enjoyed and really spoke to me. I’ve even started praying again after decades living as an avowed atheist!

This new of abolishing Latin Mass is just tragic – I pray that Pope Francis sees the error of his ways.

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Martha Clark

dope francis will see all that globalists bribe and order him to see .

Jim
Jim
3 months ago

Francis. That’s kind of a nonbinary name, like Pat. But anyway, I’m not Catholic so I can’t comment on Catholic things, but I am a Christian and I can comment on Christian things, non of which apply to Franny.

Marlene
3 months ago

Well Catholic members, you got an activist pope who was raised as a communist. Now I don’t know how you are allowed to rectify it, but you better do something before he destroys your church.

madmemere
madmemere
3 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

Unfortunately, Francis is well on his way to do exactly that (destroy the Church); he NEVER should have been elected/selected – -as far as I am concerned, he is an “illegitimate” pope. There have only been two legitimate Popes, since the death of Pius XII, in 1958; those two were St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. John Paul was allowed (fortunately) to serve through the end of his life and he did great things for the Church. Benedict was “forced” to retire early, but you would have to do some research to understand why. It would also be beneficial to research who was first selected to succeed Pius XII and discover what happened to him and the other liberal selected to replace the rightful successor. Sadly, communism invaded the Vatican in the early 1950’s and that has pretty much controlled all that has taken place, in the Church, since then. It has also given me a great many doubts concerning the passing of Pius XII. I am a Catholic and I will not abandon the Church, because of Francis. I realize it’s possible the Church might abandon me, but I know God never will.

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Marlene

globalists own religion and globalists appoint the dope to preach globalist agendas .

Maria
Maria
3 months ago

Francis is the commie Pope that chose a name that is not any of the apostles of Jesus.

T J
T J
2 months ago
Reply to  Maria

Well, he’s part of the Franciscan Order, founded by St. Francis of Assisi. Popes don’t have to choose a name of one of the Apostles. Interestingly, Popes will usually choose a name that has some great meaning to them. Francis chose his name because St Francis is the Father of the Franciscan Order. Pope John Paul II chose John and Paul, as he sought to love Our Lord, as St John did, and St Paul, to spread the gospel to the world (which JPII did).

Carlos Castro.
Carlos Castro.
3 months ago

Guys you are not understanding what Pope Francis did with his “Muto Proprio”. Is not about the language used on the liturgy. You can participate on any Mass using the Roman Liturgy Rite approved by Pope Paul VI given in Latin, Spanish, English or any other language on the world. Is about using a different liturgy used before Vatican Council II, that the council under the Holy Spirit inspiration changed. Is about unity and obedience, we all use the same rite approved, and you can participate on it in Latin or any other language. Pope Francis is trying to tell all of us, that we have to stick to what the Vatican Council II decided, is the will of God and we, Catholics, have to follow. And that is ok.

Jawad
Jawad
3 months ago

Most of my ancestors were joyfully excommunicated almost four centuries ago. Today I have loads of sincere and devout Roman Catholic friends. But this pope makes me very happy that I am NOT Catholic. He seems on the side of socialism and all manner of anti-Scriptural teachings. Yet even some of the NON-Catholic Churches are spitting in the face of God by sanctioning same-sex marriage, gay priests, etc.

Pizzaman7
Pizzaman7
3 months ago

Pope Francis and Joe Biden would make a great couple ! Birds of a feather flock together !!!

Dwayne
Dwayne
3 months ago
Reply to  Pizzaman7

You said it!

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Pizzaman7

globalist puppet, dope francis and globalist puppet buttplugieg must share many nights together .

Original Anna
Original Anna
3 months ago

I think the Catholic Church’s problems are more serious than the Latin language in worship. Pope Francis stunned me when he finally said NO to LGBT agenda of marriage. He in South America had many priests and regular people friends who were homosexuals. He while in his NY visit went to see a S. American now living in NY City homosexual friend when he was scheduled to talk to the lady who had refused to sign homosexual marriage certificates and cancelled the meeting with the woman under a horrible media LGBT campaign to make her virtually a criminal. That was a slow wake up to me. And he did nothing about the homosexual priests in Boston, he didn’t back up the St. Patrick’s parade when the city ordered that the parade had to allow homosexuals to be in the parade and eventually the parade became the cities homosexual parade. Interesting because LGBT has done nothing but hurt women with their LGBT agenda but St. Patrick built places where women and sometimes the kids too found a safe place to live their lives away from forced marriages. St. Patrick made agreements with the women’s husbands where the husband got to keep his mistress and the wives lived (still married by paper) in the buildings that St. Patrick built. Pope Francis never made any attempt to rid the Vatican of the homosexuals who served as priests taking care of Vatican business like there are no normal men who can take care of Vatican business. I am disappointed in this man but he will not make me leave the Church because women are still the ones to carry on the faith and follow the rights of women St. Patrick fought for. At least we can look up to St. Patrick and what he did for women in a past time period. I would like Pope Francis to start standing up for women and pick Catholic women over LGBT people and their agenda to change or destroy the Church. He has to decide what the future of the Church is and for whom the future of the Church is for. It should be for women, men and children within a strong, safe Church that fights openly for what Jesus said is right not what non Christians who don’t care about Christians say what the Church should be about. The parade is gone but St. Patrick still lives.

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago
Reply to  Original Anna

all of dope francis altar boy raping priests are homos .

Patriot
Patriot
3 months ago

The pope can shove it up his arz. He was recently found to be involved in sex trafficking and money laundering. The vatican was found some years ago to be involved in money laundering , the pope had to resign and say they wouldn’t do it again. I am Catholic and although I have great faith in God and speak with him regularly, I have told the mortal part of the church to shove it. The vatican is nothing but a bunch of disgusting hypocrites.

ROLANDO TABLAZON
ROLANDO TABLAZON
3 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

YES I AM A COTHOLIC BUT I DISAGREE W/ THE POPE. THE IS A RADICSAL ONE .NOT SUITED TO BE THE
POPE. I DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT HIM . HE SHOULD BE REMOVED FOR BEING A PONTIF.

Dwayne
Dwayne
3 months ago

I couldn’t agree more.

Ben England
Ben England
3 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

I too was catholic and left the church because of it’s torrid history and lies to cover up instead of protecting its people they have probably murdered more people than the communist chinese.

Bill Barker
Bill Barker
3 months ago

Pope Francis is a sheep in wolves clothing. I am not a fan of the Latin Mass, but there is no excuse for what Francis has done. He has basically destroyed the Church in China and has done nothing to reprimand ‘Catholics’ who openly oppose traditional Church teaching. Pope Benedict made an unwise decision to retire!

May God save us!

Shinoa
Shinoa
3 months ago

Remember, he is only human. He is not a god and should not be revered as one. I was brought to this knowledge by the pope that sided with the Nazis. We catholics do not have to follow his teachings. Our first devotion it to Jesus.

John
John
3 months ago

What does it matter what that disciple of Satan says the whole so-called religion is a cult anyway.

Martha Clark
Martha Clark
3 months ago

I am so glad that you’re covering this story, Amanda.
I’ve been so drawn to the Catholic Church over the past year. Been watching mass on YouTube while working from home and am even thinking of converting. Part of this has been due to conservative Catholic services – which I’ve enjoyed and really spoke to me. I’ve even started praying again after decades living as an avowed atheist!
This new of abolishing Latin Mass is just tragic – I pray that Pope Francis sees the error of his ways.

Martha Clark
Martha Clark
3 months ago

I have a comment waiting approval from 2 days ago. Nothing obscene in it or anything. Just commenting on the Pope abolishing Latin Mass and how I’ve regained faith again after decades as an atheist. Oh well, hopefully it’ll post soon. 🙂

Dwayne
Dwayne
3 months ago

I’m a Traditional Catholic(I attend Latin Mass at Los Angeles’s F.S.S.P. run church), so this hits home with me, and I find “Pope” Francis to be the WORST Pope in my lifetime. In fact, he’s the ONLY Pope during my lifetime I have anything bad to say about.

Ben England
Ben England
3 months ago

As usual the pope turns on it’s own people, just like covering up for child molesting priests and the many, many wrongs they have done thru the years.

james toth
james toth
2 months ago

this is why i left the roman side of the catholic church and went to the byzantine side of the catholic church

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago

dope francis should focus on swallowing his altar boys .

alicia cervera
alicia cervera
2 months ago

Francis is just a francis. hes no pope. hes a fake and a commie.

Betty andrew
2 months ago

That old man is constantly going against peoples rights he is from Buenos Aries, Argentina isn’t that a safe harbor for Nazis after WW2….NO WONDER HIS ROOTS ARE COMMING OUT .