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‘Cardinal’ Cupich to shut down Institute of Christ the King in Chicago
UPDATE as of 01-AUG-2022 00:54 UTC
UPDATES as of 07-19-2022 16:55 UTC
- “Pray for Chicago” (A Priest Life)
- BACKGROUND with details: “Cardinal Cupich strongly rumored to be planning to remove community of Latin Mass priests from Chicago” (Life Site)
- “Chicago archdiocese, Georgia diocese to shut traditionalist churches” (Catholic Culture)
- Video: David L. Gray interviews Rev. John Lovell from the Coalition of Canceled Priests
Although this has not yet been announced officially, the news has already been leaked: Tomorrow, July 17, the Archlayman of Chicago, ‘Cardinal’ Blase Cupich, will announce that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP) will be shut down in Chicago effective August 1.
The ICKSP is a Traditional Latin Mass community founded in 1990 that uses only the Roman Missal of 1962. It is one of the so-called “Ecclesia Dei communities”, meaning they have always been in full communion with the Vatican II Church and are operating on the basis of the indult granted by “Pope” John Paul II in the Apostolic Letter Ecclesia Dei issued on July 2, 1988. Their provincial headquarters for the United States are in Chicago, under the watchful Modernist eye of Blase Cupich.
On July 14, the well-known blogging Rev. John Zuhlsdorf (aka ‘Father Z’) had already released a cryptic prayer request “to avert a serious act of persecution”, but he did not provide any specifics.
On July 15, David L. Gray was apparently the first one to reveal details, as follows:
- Blase Cardinal Cupich is Stripping the Institute of Christ the King of their Ability to Celebrate the Holy Mass in his Little Fiefdom, where their US Base is Headquartered – Effective August 1, 2022
- Will be Announced at Sunday Mass at the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on Woodlawn Ave., in Chicago
- Fr. John Lovell of the Coalition for Canceled Priest to Appear on The David L. Gray Show Monday Morning [July 18] to Discuss
Since then, ‘Father Z’ has updated his original prayer request post with details:
Cupich of Chicago has told the members of the Institute of Christ the King in Chicago, that he is effectively shutting them down as of 1 August. This will be formally announced on Sunday [July 17] at the Institute’s church on the South Side of Chicago.
No Masses. Nothing. 31 July is their last day to function.
I’m sorry that the Institute itself was not able to break the news.
(John Zuhlsdorf, “ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED”, Fr. Z’s Blog, July 15, 2022; bold print given.)
No doubt this is the latest consequence of “Pope” Francis’ anti-Traditional Mass decree Traditionis Custodes, although we suspect that the following liturgical aberrations will continue more or less unabated in “Abp.” Cupich’s ecclesiastical territory:
- Liturgical Absurdistan: Final Blessing with Guitar at Novus Ordo Mass near Chicago
- Pentecost Chaos at Holy Family ‘Catholic Community’ near Chicago
- A Novus Ordo Christmas Eve in Chicago – in Full Communion with Blase Cupich!
A Modernist extraordinaire, Cupich has long been known as an enemy of Catholicism:
In the following posts, we have exposed some of his theological shysterism:
- Conscience, Sin, and a “New Paradigm”: Blase Cupich unloads Bergoglian Bilge at Cambridge
- Is Everyone Unworthy to Receive Holy Communion? A Refutation of “Cardinal” Blase Cupich
In addition to playing Catholic archbishop of Chicago, Mr. Cupich also has a Vatican job. Thanks to “Pope” Francis, he belongs to the Dicastery for Bishops, where he is able to do a tremendous amount of harm by being part of the committee that advises the “Pope” on who should be appointed bishop.
Born in 1949, Cupich is currently 73 years old, which means he has less than two years remaining until he is required by church law to offer his resignation to the “Pope”. It may be surmised that Francis, should he still be in charge of the Vatican at that time, will be in no hurry to accept it.
Cupich is doing his job only too well.
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