Traditionis Custodes in France: Catholics Boom – Novus Ordo Dies Out

Jean-Pierre Maugendre, President of Renaissance catholique, writes on LeSalonBeige.fr (September 17):

• Traditionis Custodes (July 2021), Roche’s Dubia (August 2021), and Desiderio Desideravi (June 2022) have had a limited impact on the number of Masses celebrated in France: 14 places of worship out of 241 were cancelled (-6%).

• This is the first decrease in the number of Masses celebrated since the publication of Summorum Pontificum.

• Novus Ordo Ordinations in France of 2022: 77 secular priests, including the Saint Martin Community (14; 2021: 24), Paris (10), Vannes (5), Versailles (3).

• Average age of priests in France: 75 years. 600/800 die every year.

• Roman Rite Ordinations in France of 2022: Institute of Christ the Priest (3), Fraternity of St Peter (3), PiusX (6). This is 14% of the total ordinations of French secular priests.

• Roman Rite communities had 95 entries (2021: 69).

• In 2019 the Novus Ordo seminaries of Bordeaux and Lille were closed due to lack of seminarians.

• The Thomist Dominicans of Toulouse recorded 11 entries in 2022.

• After Francis started persecuting Toulon Diocese, only one candidate will start theology in Aix after Toulon seminary was closed.

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123jussi
Ban the Novus Ordo and all that goes with it!
Jeffrey Ade
@On the Contrary Glad to see your comment!
On the Contrary
I’ve come to view Traditionis custodes as a blessing in disguise. Fence-sitting is no longer a tenable option, as any hopes for the coexistence of two “forms,” one ordinary and one extraordinary (a legal fiction to begin with), have now been definitively ruled out. There can never be any “mutual enrichment” between the two rites. There are only two options now: either wholeheartedly embrace the …More
I’ve come to view Traditionis custodes as a blessing in disguise. Fence-sitting is no longer a tenable option, as any hopes for the coexistence of two “forms,” one ordinary and one extraordinary (a legal fiction to begin with), have now been definitively ruled out. There can never be any “mutual enrichment” between the two rites. There are only two options now: either wholeheartedly embrace the so-called “liturgical reform,” or profess adherence to the Mass of All Time for doctrinal, rather than merely aesthetic, reasons. What was good enough for my ancestors and produced countless saints over the centuries is more than sufficient for me.
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
Good riddance to Pope Francis and his ilk. Here in Archdiocese of Phila,, the number of the soon to close archdiosecean seminary (2024) was 150+ for 2021-22 last year. This year, the seminary is down to 133, even with the intake of several "new men". I asked some seminarians their opinion of Pope Francis in general, and what he has done to the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass). Very many hate the …More
Good riddance to Pope Francis and his ilk. Here in Archdiocese of Phila,, the number of the soon to close archdiosecean seminary (2024) was 150+ for 2021-22 last year. This year, the seminary is down to 133, even with the intake of several "new men". I asked some seminarians their opinion of Pope Francis in general, and what he has done to the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass). Very many hate the man and consider him not even Catholic. I was told many still want to celebrate the Roman Mass, despite Francis. But there is a small group (minority) who love the "Holy Father", pray for him, and support him. 🥱 😤