Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory – who favours Communion for abortion politicians – DENIED Archbishop Thomas Gullickson to celebrate a pontifical High Mass scheduled for 14 August in Washington's Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Rorate-Caeli.blogspot.com reports.
The Mass was postponed from 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Everything was set: music, clergy and the livestream on EWTN.
After Francis' Traditionis Custodes, Gregory demanded the archbishop to submit a formal request for permission to celebrate this already PERMITTED Mass.
Its organisers and funders, the Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy, worked with shrine staff, even in the past few days, on details. Gullickson received Gregory's negative reply on July 27.
Can a pope ban the sun from shining or the tides of the sea? As much as he can ban a liturgy of immemorial origin, here long before he was born, and that will still be here long after he is gone.