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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In Memoriam: Alfons Maria Card. Stickler

Cardinal Stickler, prefect of the Vatican Library and Papal Archives, and friend to traditional Catholics, died 5 years ago today. Requiescat in Pace.


Here is an essay by Cdl. Stickler, in which he points out that the Mass was altered in ways not called for by Vatican II.


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12/13/2012 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cdl Stickler quote:

"Pope John Paul II, in 1986, asked a commission of nine cardinals two questions. Firstly, did Pope Paul VI, or any other competent authority, legally forbid the widespread celebration of the Tridentine [Traditional Latin] Mass in the present day? The answer given by eight of the cardinals in 1986 was that, no, the Mass of Saint Pius V has never been suppressed. I can say this; I was one of the cardinals.

"There was another question, very interesting. Can any bishop forbid a priest in good standing from celebrating a Tridentine Mass again? The nine cardinals unanimously agreed that no bishop may forbid a Catholic priest from saying the Tridentine Mass. We have no official publication, and I think that the Pope would never establish an official prohibition ... because of the words of [Pope St.] Pius V, who said this was a Mass forever."

12/13/2012 12:09:00 AM  

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