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Remnant Update on the attack on the TLM

June 3rd, 2021, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The Remnant Newspaper – Pope’s Plan to Restrict Traditional Latin Mass Backed by Two Curial Cardinals

Is Pope Francis obsessed with destroying the Latin Mass? Are the bishops who don’t know how to celebrate the TLM voting on its demise?

What is the secret agenda here? Did the Ticker Story from April give us a hint?

Prominent Jesuit calls for young people to be banned from Traditional Latin Mass | News | LifeSite (



One Response to “Remnant Update on the attack on the TLM”

  1. christian says:

    I am appalled at Fr. Thomas J. Reese S.J.’s critical comments regarding the Traditional Latin Mass and also calling for young people to be banned from the Traditional Latin Mass. I am also appalled by his suggestion of sharing “the fermentum,” a particle of the sacred Host, the Body and Blood of Christ, with patriarchs and bishops of other Christian denominations during Holy Week, as an ecumenical gesture.

    First, he seems to think those attending the Traditional Latin Mass are out of touch with the poor and social justice issues, and hence, are not involved as Christian witnesses in helping out their community. There are those who attend the Traditional Latin Mass (and other conservative liturgies) who are involved with helping unwed mothers, serving the poor in soup kitchens, obtaining food and clothing for those in need, helping the lost and homeless, and assisting refugees.

    One good thing that came from Vatican II, is The Apostolate of the Laity. Lay persons, by Rite of their Baptism, share in the redemptive work of the Church “not only to bring the message and grace of Christ to men but also to penetrate and perfect the temporal order with the spirit of the Gospel”, in every field of life, together or through various groups, with respectful cooperation with the Church’s hierarchy.” This apostolate included feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, lodging the stranger, taking care of the sick, and visiting those in prison (and other institutions).

    I see nothing conflicting with the Traditional Latin Mass and the Apostolate of the Laity (as Fr. Reese would seem to suggest). Maybe one suggestion to denounce this misconception from “progressives,” is have a congregation wide participation of a canned food and box food donation at a Latin Mass or Latin Mass Community, to donate to a food bank, or collect baby clothing, diapers, and other items to give to a residence for unwed mothers. Or a congregation-wide volunteer opportunity to serve at an established church ministry preparing and serving dinner to poor and those falling on hard economic times. Even if someone does not have a lot of finances to offer, they can also offer their time and talent.

    But with regard to the heavy social justice aspect being pushed by “progressives” to the point it should change the liturgy at Mass, I have noted some priests when celebrating the Novus Ordo Mass who have changed the wording of the consecration to “FOR THE PEACE AND UNITY OF THE WORLD” instead of “FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.”
    The changing of those words changes the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice and our participation and reception of Holy Communion at Mass. “For the peace and unity of the world” alludes to a social justice mission banquet with emphasis on the here and now in this world. “For the forgiveness of sins” speaks to the divine banquet of the salvation of souls in the here and now and eternity in Heaven.

    Priests who have used “FOR THE PEACE AND UNITY OF THE WORLD,” during their consecration are changing the words of Jesus at the Last Supper in the Scriptures. “Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” -Matthew 26:27-29.

    In reference to Fr. Reese -LIFE SITE NEWS: “He called for the “fermentum,” the particle of the sacred Host which is dropped into the chalice during the Mass after the consecration, to be used as a tool of ecumenism.”

    “Reese suggested that the particle, which is at that point the Body and Blood of Christ, should be sent to the “Ecumenical Patriarch or other Christian bishops,” during Holy Week, as “ecumenical relations improve.”

    “Popes have already shared episcopal rings and croziers with non-Catholic bishops; sharing the fermentum would be a logical next step,” he reasoned, thus defending his promotion of the reception of Holy Communion by non-Catholics.”

    What a completely irreverent and disrespectful use of the Eucharist, to use it as a bargaining chip to further ecumenical dialogue, cooperation, and good relations. Further, I can’t imagine any patriarch or bishop of another Christian denomination feeling comfortable or receptive of receiving “the fermentum,” the Body and Blood of Christ to keep among their well wishing tributes and gifts. Episcopal rings and croziers are quite different from the Body and Blood of Christ.

    I believe it is quite fitting that I have been writing this on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

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