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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.

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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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