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By Diane Montagna, OnePeterFive, January 10, 2022

Diane Montagna is an American journalist based in Rome who has covered the Vatican since 2014. She has served as Rome Correspondent for Aleteia and LifeSiteNews, has worked in the Vatican as a translator for L’Osservatore Romano, and has contributed to other Catholic multi-media projects. …

ROME, January 10, 2022 – Bishop Athanasius Schneider is inviting Pope Francis to “rescind” the canonical provisions contained in Traditionis Custodes and in the Responsa ad dubia issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) just before Christmas. 

The auxiliary bishop of St. Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, is also calling on his brother bishops to voice “publicly and frankly” their “deep concerns” about these documents, in keeping with the parrhesia and “sensitivity” of synodality.

In a reflection titled, “The Duty of the Roman Pontiff to Restore Liturgical Peace” (see full text below), Bishop Schneider asserts that a “spiritual wound” has been inflicted on Christ’s Mystical Body through the publication of these documents, and that the Roman Church’s “entire ancient liturgical patrimony” is “under threat.” …