The document released restricts the traditional celebration of the sacraments, hints at a future withdrawal of permission to celebrate the traditional Mass at all , and issues penalties for priests who will not concelebrate.
Pope Francis, Archbishop Arthur Roche. Ed Pentin/Twitter
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews, Dec 18, 2021
VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican launched a new attack on the Traditional Latin Mass today when the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDWDS) released a Responsa to eleven questions on the Latin Mass.
The Responsa implements severe restrictions on celebrating the sacraments in the traditional manner, as well as on priests who refuse to concelebrate.
The document was signed by the staunchly anti-traditionalist head of the CDWDS, Englishman Archbishop Arthur Roche. It is dated December 4 but was published December 18. It was approved by Pope Francis in November.