Traditionis Custodes

In an act that has people around the world gasping and reeling at its totalitarian viciousness, Pope Francis has moved to crush the Mass of the centuries and its adherents. Below is a selection of reactions to the pope’s remorseless, merciless attempt to destroy the Traditional Latin Mass. It is with good reason Francis has been called The Dictator Pope. The first link is to John -Henry Weston’s brief history of the conflict. The second link is to Michael Matt’s powerful response. The third link is to the Letter from Father Pagliarani, the Superior General of the Society of St Pius X. The fourth is Catholic Studies Academy’s FEATURED response to the Bergoglio’s political act. Important also are Taylor Marshall’s commentary on Archbishop Vigano’s recommended article and Diane Montagna’s interview with Bishop Schneider.


(801) What is the difference between the Novus Ordo and Latin Mass? Watch this – YouTube, John-Henry Weston, LifeSiteNews, 21 July 2021


The Remnant Newspaper – WE RESIST FRANCIS TO HIS FACE: Pachamama Pope Anathematizes Latin Mass, 16 July 2021


Letter from Father Pagliarani about the motu proprio “Traditionis custodes” – District of Australia and New Zealand (, 22 July 2021



(963) Traditionis Custodes: What Pope Francis Literally Said and Why You Should Care – YouTube


(1616) Rome cracks down on The Latin Mass – an interview with Robert Moynihan – YouTube, 29 September 2021*** an up-to-date analysis

RORATE CÆLI: Op-Ed: “Traditionis Custodes: Vatican II at the Throes of Death” (, 24 September 2021

The Remnant Newspaper – WE WILL NOT DEPRIVE OUR CHILDREN: International Group of Catholic Lay Leaders Call for Revocation of Traditionis Custodes, 8 September 2021

RORATE CÆLI: Open Letter of Traditional Lay Faithful to the Catholic Faithful of the Whole World – Francis, time to revoke Traditionis Custodes: WE WILL NOT DEPRIVE OUR CHILDREN (, 8 September 2021***

Is Pope Francis Trying to Kill Catholicism? | The American Spectator | USA News and Politics, 7 September 2021

Special Dossier: “Traditionis Custodes” (5) – FSSPX.Actualités / FSSPX.News, 3 September 2021

RORATE CÆLI: Cancelling Pope Benedict: Reflections on a recent article and the “hermeneutic of rupture” (, Rorate Coeli, 27 August 2021***

When a Bishop Outlaws Private Traditional Masses – OnePeterFive, 24 August 2021

Crises are signs that church is still alive, pope says – Catholic News Service, 3 August 2021

Bishop Schneider compares Pope Francis’ crushing of Latin Mass to a shepherd angrily beating his sheep with a stick – LifeSite (, 3 August 2021

(919) Viganò “A Non-Catholic Pope” Restricting Latin Mass – YouTube, Taylor Marshall, 2 August 2021***

Archbishop Viganò Responds to the Theft of the Mass of All Ages by Pope Francis – Catholic Family News, Archbishop Vigano, 31 July 2021***

The Enormous Loophole in Traditionis Custodes – Canon Law Made EasyCanon Law Made Easy, 29 July 2021 – blaring errors in document

(829) Double Standards for Trads: Pope Francis and Latin Mass, Fr Altman vs Msgr “Grinder” Burrill – YouTube, Taylor Marshall, 27 July 2021

Cdl. Burke: ‘Traditionis Custodes’ is a ‘severe and revolutionary action’ by the Pope against tradition | News | Lifesitenews, Michael Hayes, 26 July 2021

Letter #64, 2021, Fri., July 23: SSPX – Inside The Vatican, Robert Moynihan, 23 July 2021

(802) Viganò Condemns Pope Francis Latin Mass Restriction as “Hatred for the Mass” – YouTube, Taylor Marshall, 23 July 2021***

Vigano Recommended Article on Traditionis Custodes of Pope Francis by Massimo Viglione ENGLISH – Taylor Marshall, Archbishop Vigano, 23 July 2021***

(805) Will the attack on The Latin Mass backfire? An interview with Robert Moynihan – YouTube, 23 July 2021

The Remnant Newspaper – TRADITION BETRAYED: Diane Montagna Interviews Bishop Schneider on “Traditionis Custodes”, 23 July 2021***

(805) Many Bishops Are Openly Rejecting Francis’s Motu Proprio – YouTube, 23 July 2021

Cardinal Burke Questions the Authority of Pope Francis to Eliminate the Traditional Latin Mass| National Catholic Register (, 23 July 2021

(802) 5 Catholics Debate the Motu and SSPX – YouTube, 23 July 2021

Letter from Father Pagliarani about the motu proprio “Traditionis custodes”, Society of St Pius X (SSPX), 23 July 2021

(795) CARDINALS DISCUSS POPE’S MOTU PROPRIO – YouTube, Raymond Arroyo Show, EWTN, 23 July 2021

Cardinal Burke questions Pope Francis’ authority to eliminate the Latin Mass (, 22 July 2021

Sydney Archbishop permits Extraordinary Form Latin Mass, while seeking advice for the longer term | The Catholic Weekly, 22 July 2021

(802) Pope Francis and Latin Mass Great Reset back to 1970, with Michael Matt and Dr Taylor Marshall – YouTube, 21 July 2021

RORATE CÆLI: Op-Ed: “Francis Has Unleashed a War: It Will End With the Full Triumph of Tradition.” (Roberto de Mattei) (, Roberto de Mattei, 20 July 2021***

The nine questions that sealed the fate of the Latin Mass (, 20 July 2021

(802) Why did Pope Francis Restrict the Traditional Latin Mass? – YouTube, Taylor Marshall, 20 July 2021

(801) SSPX District Superior on Latin Mass Restriction – YouTube, 19 July 2021

(802) Latin Mass Explodes while Pope and Bishops try to Restrict TLM – YouTube, Taylor Marshall, 19 July 2021

Cardinal Müller critiques Pope Francis’ ‘harsh’ response to extraordinary form, compared to German Synodal Way (, 19 July 2021

The Remnant Newspaper – RIGID INTOLLERANCE: Why Does Francis Hate the Latin Mass?, Michael Matt, 17 July 2021

(801) Pope Francis Drops Bomb on Latin Mass, Targets Traditional Catholics in new doc Traditionis Custodes – YouTube, Dr Taylor Marshall, 17 July 2021

(717) BREAKING!! TLM Restricted by Francis Today – YouTube, Timothy Gordon, 17 July 2021

Pope Francis issues new… | The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (, Archbishop Comensoli, Melbourne, 17 July 2021

Traditionis custodes: Serpents over Fish (, 16 July 2021

Traditionis Custodes: A Blessing in Disguise? (, 16 July 2021***

BREAKING: Francis Tries to Cancel the Traditional Latin Mass – Catholic Family News, 16 July 2021

ANALYSIS: Pope restricts ‘divisive’ Traditional Latin Mass, says 52-yr-old Novus Ordo is ‘unique expression’ of Church’s liturgy | News | LifeSite (, 16 July 2021

RIGID INTOLLERANCE: Why Does Francis Hate the Latin Mass? – Remnant TV (, Michael Matt, 16 July 2021

Crippled Religion Strikes Again – And Summorum Pontificum Gets the Axe – OnePeterFive, Steve Skojec, 16 July 2021

RORATE CÆLI: A RORATE CÆLI Editorial: The Attack of Hatred and Vengeance Against the Latin Mass Should be Ignored (, 16 July 2021

The Remnant Newspaper – WE RESIST FRANCIS TO HIS FACE: Pachamama Pope Anathematizes Latin Mass, 16 July 2021

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