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The liberal prelate and top ally of Pope Francis banned celebration of Latin Mass on Christmas, the Triduum, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, and the first Sunday of each month.

CHICAGO (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Blase Cupich is facing renewed criticism after announcing sweeping restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) in the Archdiocese of Chicago last week and amid outrage over irreverent Chicago liturgies.

Cupich’s directive, published two days after Christmas, applies Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes, requiring all priests, deacons, and instituted ministers to request permission to celebrate the Latin Mass either publicly or privately after January 25.

Requests “should note the average attendance at such celebrations as well as their frequency and location, along with a statement of agreement to abide by the norms set forth in this document,” Cupich wrote. They must additionally “explicitly affirm ‘the validity and legitimacy of the liturgical reform, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the Magisterium of the Supreme Pontiffs,’ and demonstrate an appreciation ‘of the value of concelebration, particularly at the Chrism Mass.” …

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