|"Get thee to a Novus Ordo! The Latin Mass will endanger your souls!"|
'In a stunning and breathtaking letter, the Most Rev. Michael Olson, the newly-ordained bishop of the Fort Worth Diocese and the second-youngest bishop in the United States, has fully and totally banned the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass in the chapel of Fisher More College, where it has been offered for the last three years on a daily basis by chaplains all approved by his predecessor bishop according to the college. This blow comes after the students of the college raised $300,000 in about a week to keep the school open for the spring semester.
Rorate has exclusively obtained -- through a source who has requested anonymity -- a copy of the letter sent last week by the bishop after a personal meeting with the college's president, Michael King. Even more striking, the letter from Bishop Olson states that he's doing this "for your own soul," addressing Mr. King, apparently saying in some twisted way the offering of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form is a danger to Mr.King's soul.'
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Comment: Summorum Pontificum explicitly states that permission from a Bishop for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass is not required. Lawlessness among the Hierarchy will see the abuse of power grow to become 'the universal norm' in the Church if it goes unchecked by the Pope and those who govern in Rome.
Unfortunately, the treatment of the FFI suggests that those persecuted by lawless Bishops for desiring or celebrating the Mass of Ages will find few friends in Rome, since Pope Francis has seen fit to over-ride the Church's law in Summorum Pontificum in the case of the Friars of the Immaculate. At the time that this was first reported, many expressed anxieties of the 'message' this action from the Office of the Pope would send to Bishops around the world with suspicion of the traditional Mass.
What is so 'dangerous' to the souls of Catholics about the Mass that nourished, among others, Saint Francis of Assisi?