The Faithful React to Dark Rumors About the TLM

Fred Simon was born before Vatican II.  He still remembers the ornate gothic paintings in the German parish where he attended Mass with his father and grandfather.  Then, one day, the entire interior was whitewashed and a new altar was placed in the middle of the sanctuary. Treacherous Alliance: ... Parsi, Trita Best Price: $2.96 Buy New $26.89 (as of 04:02 UTC - Details)

It was the beginning of Simon’s exile from the TLM.

Years later, after a priest invited him to see a TLM, Simon found his way back to the Mass of the Ages.  He was “awed by the reverence and holiness” he witnessed on the altar.

“There was no turning back for me,” Simon says.  “I even began serving on the altar as well.  Throughout COVID I was the only server for the Mass.”

Then, after Simon moved to another parish, word came that the TLM was being cancelled due to Traditionis Custodes—the papal text that launched an “atom bomb” against the TLM.

Simon announced the news of the cancelled TLM on social media.

Now, however, there are troubling rumors that the Vatican may be seeking a “final solution” to the alleged problem of the TLM.  As already discussed here at OnePeterFive, the respected blog Rorate Caeli, citing the “most credible sources,” reported on Monday:

An attempt is being made to implement, as soon as possible, a Vatican document with a stringent, radical, and final solution banning the Traditional Latin Mass. The same ideologues who imposed Traditionis Custodes and its implementation, and who are still frustrated with its apparently slow results, especially in the United States and France, want to ban it and shut it down everywhere and immediately. They want to do it while Francis is still in power. They want to make it as wide, final, and irreversible as possible.

War Crimes Against Sou... Cisco, Walter Best Price: $10.39 Buy New $39.91 (as of 02:37 UTC - Details) It’s the type of news that initially left Amanda Farnum, a Catholic wife and mother, feeling “very discouraged and worried.”

Farnum loves the TLM and believes it has “provided a very sturdy foundation of faith” for her family.

“When you find the TLM, you find all of Tradition that has been forgotten,” she says.  “I also really love the silence, peace, and reverence to Jesus.”

In February of this year—because of Traditionis Custodes—Farnum’s TLM was cancelled.

“The community has been devastated and decimated,” she says. “We have all scattered and found different solutions. It truly is tragic.”

Farnum and her husband now have plans to move to be near an FSSP parish.  They’re trying to do the best they can for their family in the present moment—and hoping that the Ecclesia Dei communities, including the FSSP, will be “left alone for a little while longer.”

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