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By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine, June 28, 2024

Kennedy Hall is the author of three books, Terror of Demons: Reclaiming Traditional Catholic Masculinity, Lockdown with the Devil, and SSPX: The Defence. He is a freelance author, audiobook narrator and host of the Kennedy Report Podcast. He is married with six children and lives in Ontario, Canada. He can be contacted through, and his work can be found at www.kennedyhall.ca.


The rumors that the TLM will be all-but-eliminated will cause much confusion among its attendees. How should they proceed?

Kennedy HallLast week, I visited with a friend from the U.S. who told me a story about something he witnessed at his parish as a child. At a parish on the Northeastern Shore in the late ’80s, he remembered that the priest had, for years, used pumpernickel bread and white zinfandel for Holy Communion. And, as the devil would have it, that same parish doubled as a synagogue for the Jewish Sabbath. This was a diocesan parish that is still in operation, although it seems as if the Masses may now be valid and the parish no longer doubles as a synagogue.

After he told me the story, I remembered that Archbishop Lefebvre had written in Open Letter to Confused Catholics about receiving letters from Catholics in the U.S. decrying similar abuses, whether it was pumpernickel bread or honey oat cakes used instead of valid matter for the Eucharist. …

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