De Profundis
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For what really grabs one’s attention is the simple fact of this article appearing at Vatican News. Since when do the local directives of individual dioceses/bishops get coverage in the Vatican’s press organ? This isn’t just because Blaise Cupich is currently a favorite among the proponents of Bergoglianity in Rome (though he surely is). Rather, this article is a signal: the Vatican is …More
For what really grabs one’s attention is the simple fact of this article appearing at Vatican News. Since when do the local directives of individual dioceses/bishops get coverage in the Vatican’s press organ? This isn’t just because Blaise Cupich is currently a favorite among the proponents of Bergoglianity in Rome (though he surely is). Rather, this article is a signal: the Vatican is telling the bishops what it approves of and expects from them. This is like Pravda and Izvestyia in the old Soviet Union: the Politburo signals to all the party hacks what the approved policy will be, and what the propaganda line will be.

Cardinal Cupich’s Chicago Template: The Party’s Vatican-endorsed Litmus Test

No doubt many readers have seen the article from Vatican News featuring the latest directives from the current occupant of the See of Chicago. …
Ultraviolet
" this article is a signal: the Vatican is telling the bishops what it approves of and expects" just like an article covering a personal letter to a single priest.
Rand Miller
I'll say it again, sedevacantism is essential to keeping your Faith.
occasnltrvlr
So...believing that our Lord has curtailed the papacy is...essential to not being in schism with the papacy?
Les Crispi
Cupich will be the next "pope" perhaps?
Ultraviolet
It's gonna be Tagle. :D
philosopher
There are many traditional minded Catholic philosophers and theologians that would love to debate the argument that the Novus Ordo mass, devotions and calendar are superior. But I don't think modernists are dumb enough to take up the challenge, it's better to control the narrative.
Ultraviolet
True, but sperior and equally valid are not the same. So long as The Church asserts the two are equal, I defer official judgement to those with the authority to make it, my own personal preferences notwithstanding.
philosopher
I agree, equality and superiority are distinct categories but a things qualitative aspects can be objectively cognized, for example as when Pope Benedict XVI described and named the TLM as an extraordinary form vs a mere ordinary form he was comparing and contrasting the two forms and extrapolating the properties that made the TLM extraordinary, which arguably is the superior form.
Sunamis 49
poor souls in purgartory please pray for us
Roberto 55
They can't, only we can and must.
Sunamis 49
well if they enter heaven, because we helped them to go there faster, then they can pray for us
Ursula Sankt
"Cardinal Cupich is preparing to send out emissaries to the traditional Catholics to explain to them “the essential principles of renewal called for in the Second Vatican Council,” to convince them of the Novus Ordo's better lectionary and richer prayers, and superior calendar. It would be amusing if it were not so tragic: the very areas in which the new liturgy has been so thoroughly and justly …More
"Cardinal Cupich is preparing to send out emissaries to the traditional Catholics to explain to them “the essential principles of renewal called for in the Second Vatican Council,” to convince them of the Novus Ordo's better lectionary and richer prayers, and superior calendar. It would be amusing if it were not so tragic: the very areas in which the new liturgy has been so thoroughly and justly debunked and its gaping problems exposed are being put forward as its particular strengths. Do they really think no one knows about the emperor’s lack of clothes?"
John A Cassani
I can’t imagine this ever happening. Any priest tasked with it would laugh at it, hard. The truth is, that this is a thinly veiled invitation for the Trads to leave. That’s it.