Holy Mass: Washington's Dictator Cardinal Plays Cupich
Currently, seven public Sunday Masses and numerous private Masses are offered by about twenty priests. Gregory requires priests to receive a written permission to celebrate Mass even privately.
Priests requesting this permission must “explicitly affirm in writing, the validity and legitimacy of the [failed] liturgical reform [allegedly] dictated by the Second Vatican Council and the Magisterium of the Supreme Pontiffs, and demonstrate an appreciation ‘of the [non existent] value of concelebration, particularly at the Chrism Mass.”
All sacraments except Mass - like weddings, baptisms and extreme unctions - "must" be presided using the Novus Ordo. Mass is "forbidden" on Christmas, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, or during the Sacred Triduum.
Scripture readings during Mass "must be proclaimed in the vernacular."
Cynically, Gregory adds the Catholics may preside the Novus Ordo Eucharist "using the approved rubrics, which include reverent movement and gestures, Gregorian chant, Latin, incense, and extended periods of silence.” However, he wants that the Eucharist be presided away from the Lord "unless permission is granted otherwise by the Archbishop of Washington.”
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