Tradition After Traditionis Custodes

Angelus Press

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In the aftermath of Pope Francis’s motu proprio Traditionis Custodes on July 16, 2021, there has been much confusion and consternation among Catholics regarding the future of the traditional Roman liturgy. Traditionis Custodes re-asserts the reformed liturgical books promulgated by Pope Paul VI in accordance with the decrees of the Second Vatican Council as the only legitimate expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite. In so doing, the text has marginalized the traditional liturgy, including the immemorial Latin Mass.


How should Catholics understand this turn of events? What should they expect in the future? And why is Traditionis Custodes viewed by many as a direct attack on the Church’s patrimony? These are some of the questions addressed at 16th Congress of the Courrier de Rome, held in Paris on January 15, 2022, which took this damaging document as its theme. 


Through careful analysis and scholarly discussion, the talks delivered at this congress shed  light on the complex and often contentious place of the traditional Latin liturgy in the modern Church.


A must read by all Catholics who wish to know the true status of Tradition.


Table of Contents


1. Introduction

    Fr. Bernard de Lacoste, Director of Courrier de Rome and Rector of the Seminary in Écône 

2. Vatican II and the New Mass: 50 Years of Conciliar Changes?

    Fr. Nicolas Portail, Professor of Church History at the Institut Universitaire Saint-Pie X 

3. Does the Tridentine Mass Call into Question Vatican II?

    Fr. Alain Lorans, Editor-in-Chief of DICI

4. Does the Mass of St. Pius V Divide the Church?

    Fr. Jean-Michel Gleize, Professor of Ecclesiology at the Seminary in Écône 

5. Traditionis custodes or Disdain for the Laity

    Dominique Viain, Award-Winning Classics Scholar 

6. The Application of Traditionis custodes in the Dioceses

    Fr. Benoît Espinasse,  Editor-in-Chief of La Porte Latine 

7. Keep Tradition and Pass It On: 

    Fr. Davide Pagliarani,  Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X 


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