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Bishop Schneider addressing the 2022 Catholic Identity ConferenceScreenshot/The Remnant

‘The current persecution’ against the traditional liturgy resembles the Arian persecution of the Catholic faith, said Bishop Schneider.

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews, Oct 4, 2022

PITTSBURGH (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider has described Pope Francis’ restrictions on the traditional Mass as a “gross abuse of the papal office” which “violate the 2,000 year tradition” of the Catholic Church.

His Excellency made the comments in his prepared address to participants of the Catholic Identity Conference, organized by The Remnant in Pittsburgh over the weekend. The full recording of his talk, along with that of the other speakers, can be found via the conference website. 

Focusing on the recent “drastic” restrictions imposed by Pope Francis and Cardinal Arthur Roche on the traditional Mass of the Church, Bishop Schneider stated that “a restriction or prohibition of the traditional form of the liturgy is baseless,” since the “Holy Spirit does not contradict Himself.” …