Francis' Traditionis Custodes Is "Nothing Less Than Treason" (Video)
An English lawyer and former president of Una Voce International, Bogle insists that it is “very unwise” for a lawmaker to pass laws that are disregarded.
He thinks that it is not within the powers of a pope to abolish the Roman Mass because the whole purpose of the papacy is to preserve tradition. On the contrary, abolishing the tradition handed down by Christ to the Apostles and subsequent generations is a negation of the papal role and undermines the Church and the papal office, "This is nothing less than a form of treason."
Bogle refers to Benedict XVI's Summorum Pontificum which states that the Roman Rite has never been abolished - while Francis is trying to do just that. He adds that any legislative body, let alone a magisterium, that contradicts itself within a decade is making a fool of itself: "Francis is making a fool of himself."
In England, few bishops have taken serious action against the Roman Mass except Clifton Diocese. Bishops interpreted TC in such a way that they made very little changes. Liturgy Prefect Arthur Roche is playing legalistic games and, as a consequence, the bishops are doing the same, Bogle observes.
His personal feeling is that Roche and Francis have tried to counteract “the enormous growth” of the Roman Rite particularly among the young, but TC will have the opposite effect. More people are now interested in what Francis is trying to ban. They discover the Mass, are pleasantly surprised and continue to attend it.
Bogle hopes the Vatican will take note of this Gloria.tv interview, calling Bergoglio and Roche "ironically the best recruiters every time they try to suppress the Mass".