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If you don’t understand what really happened at Vatican II then you can’t possibly know why the Vatican is suppressing the Latin Mass today.

To tell the truth, they have to ban it and, eventually, they will… they MUST.  

We are relaunching this video (originally posted in July 2023 and quite popular, garnering 500K views across our platforms) to help viewers understand what’s really going here—why the Latin Mass has to go if history is to declare Vatican II a success.

Also in this video: The Pact of the Catacombs – what was it and why does it have everything to do with the Francis Revolution? 

Watch this video and let the blindfold be removed.  

By prohibiting Traditional Latin Masses other than those offered by the ex-Ecclesia Dei communities (e.g., the FSSP and ICKSP), the new document would dramatically reduce the number of Traditional Latin Masses, harming souls in various ways.

A Remnant Exclusive

VATICAN CITY, June 25, 2024 — Having made several inquiries regarding recent reports, I have been informed by reliable sources that a new Vatican document more restrictive than Traditionis Custodes does indeed exist, is backed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and has been presented to Pope Francis. 

Well-informed sources have confirmed that the new document, if published, would prohibit all priests other than those belonging to approved ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes from offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Vetus Ordo, or old rite as it is commonly called.

It would also prohibit bishops from themselves celebrating or authorizing the celebration of the Vetus Ordo in their dioceses, and suspend existing permissions granted by the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments post-Traditionis Custodes.

Sources note that personal parishes run by ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes (e.g., the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter or Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) would be allowed to continue. However, it is unclear if and to what extent priests of these institutes would be permitted to administer sacraments such as baptism, confirmation and marriage to the faithful in the traditional form.

While seeming to “save and protect” ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes, it is also unclear whether diaconal and priestly ordinations in the Vetus Ordo would continue to be allowed.  

Genesis of the new document

In February 2023, just weeks after the death of Benedict XVI, it was reported that a draft-document was under review by Pope Francis that would expand and reinforce his 2021 motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. It would also affirm that the only official liturgy of the Latin Rite is the Novus Ordo, and stringently regulate the ex-Ecclesia Dei communities.

Vatican sources said at the time that the document, an apostolic constitution, had already been presented to Pope Francis at the end of January 2023 by superiors of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by Cardinal Arthur Roche.

The document was said to have been written principally by the dicastery’s secretary, Archbishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M.

However, according to that report, Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ, who is widely regarded in Rome as the Pope’s preferred canonist, was seeking to persuade Francis to promulgate an alternative apostolic constitution that at first glance may have seemed milder but ultimately proven worse by seeking once and for all to bury the traditional Latin liturgy.

With Roche and Ghirlanda vying for the Pope’s imprimatur, the document came to a standstill and one year later was still at an impasse. Pope Francis therefore entrusted Archbishop Viola with supervising the document earlier this year.

Should the document described above be published, it would still be consistent with Pope Francis’ assurances to approved ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes. And while we are told that a date of publication has not been set, the risk of a new document, according to our sources, is serious, real, and potentially imminent.

Support from Cardinal Pietro Parolin

According to sources, Archbishop Viola quietly went to work on a new document, consulting, among others, Cardinal Victor Fernández, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

In drafting the document, Archbishop Viola is also said to have had the support and endorsement of three key Church figures: Vatican Secretary of State and architect of the secret Vatican-China accord, Cardinal Pietro Parolin; Prefect of the Dicastery for Eastern Churches, Cardinal Claudio Gugerotti; and the Pope’s apostolic nuncio to Paris, Italian Archbishop Celestino Migliore.

Readers might recall that Cardinal Parolin, a consultor to the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, was reported to have backed Traditionis Custodes. In fact, at a January 2020 meeting at the then-Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Parolin claimed that traditional priestly institutes refuse to accept change and are unwilling to concelebrate. Parolin also said he shared the concern of other prelates assembled that these groups are popular with young people. (Earlier in the meeting, the prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education at the time, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, had insisted they had to get to the bottom of why the traditional Latin Mass attracts young people, and claimed that many of the young people participating in the Paris-Chartres pilgrimage have “all sorts of psychological and sociological problems.”) Cardinal Parolin therefore recommended that the CDF require traditional priestly groups to provide a concrete sign of communion that would acknowledge the validity of the Novus Ordo and demonstrate clearly that they are “in the Church.”

Cardinal Parolin, along with Cardinal Gugerotti, is also a protégé of the deceased Vatican diplomat, Cardinal Achille Silvestrini (1923-2019), a senior member of the Sankt Gallen group that campaigned to prevent Benedict XVI’s election in 2005.

Parolin’s close ties with Silvestrini date back to 1986 when he joined the Vatican diplomatic corps at the age of 31 and Silvestrini was Secretary for Relations with States. Furthermore, just a year after Silvestrini died, Cardinal Parolin was named president of Villa Nazareth, an educational center that, through Silvestrini’s efforts, became a hub for progressive ecclesial power in Rome. Villa Nazareth  has also been regarded as the Italian headquarters of the Sankt Gallen group and as having questionable ties to China.

Cardinal Gugerotti, for his part, served for five years (1997-2001) as Undersecretary of the Congregation for Eastern Churches during Silvestrini’s nine-year tenure as prefect.

But despite their connection, the two cardinals are said to be competitors in another important respect: they both have their sights set on the papacy.

Archbishop Migliore, 71, an ally of Cardinal Parolin and seasoned diplomat, has served in several senior roles including the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations and the Council of Europe, Undersecretary for Relations with States, and apostolic nuncio to Russia. Pope Francis named him apostolic nuncio to Paris in January 2020.

Earlier this month, the French traditional site Pax Liturgique reported that Archbishop Migliore is “doing everything possible to ensure that Traditionis custodes is applied in full” and “is fanning the anti-traditional liturgy flames of the French bishops, insisting in particular that the traditional Mass should be tolerated as little as possible, and that the other sacraments, notably baptisms, marriages and confirmations, should never be given in the traditional form.”

Should the document described above be published, it would still be consistent with Pope Francis’ assurances to approved ex-Ecclesia Dei institutes. And while we are told that a date of publication has not been set, the risk of a new document, according to our sources, is serious, real, and potentially imminent.

"Most bishops are increasingly doubtful about this papacy and there are criticisms. However, these are expressed in hushed tones, never openly." -Aldo Maria Valli

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