Mainstream Media begins Coverage
Vatican Rejects Calls for Removal of “Apostolic Commissioner” Tyrannizing the Franciscans of the Immaculate
Two Peas in a Pod: “Fr.” Fidenzio Volpi with “Pope” Francis
UPDATE 12/19/13: Deep Dive into the Vatican Crackdown (click here)
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Pope’s Crackdown on Order Alarms Traditionalists
By Nicole Winfield (AP)
[Excerpts taken from https://www.yahoo.com/news/pope-39-crackdown-order-alarms-traditionalists-144337707.html]
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis may have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, but he has come under scathing criticism from a growing number of traditionalist Catholics for cracking down on a religious order that celebrates the old Latin Mass. The case has become a flashpoint in the ideological tug-of-war going on in the Catholic Church over Francis’ revolutionary agenda, which has thrilled progressives and alarmed some conservatives.
“Summorum Pontificum” Restricted…
“Anything to the Contrary Notwithstanding”:
Francis Forbids “Old Mass” for Franciscan Religious Order
UPDATE 12/8/13 20:38 GMT
The “Apostolic Commissioner” Volpi has now officially admitted that the real reason for the suppression of the 1962 Missal for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate is that they are “traditionalist” and perhaps even “crypto-Lefebvrian.” SEE STORY HERE.
UPDATE 8/1/13 00:35 GMT
According to Vaticanist Giuseppe Nardi, it was a mere 6 members of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate — out of a total of 800 — who accomplished the prohibition of the 1962 Missal for their order by the Vatican. … READ MORE