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Obedience Requires Us to Resist Suppression of the Traditional Mass
The Traditional Roman Rite cannot be lawfully suppressed nor abrogated. As Pope Benedict wrote in 2007, “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.”
The Eternal Law, Revealed Divine Law, and the Natural Law require our obedience, and in that hierarchical order. Then comes Human Ecclesial Law (the pope and bishops).
When Rome or the local ordinary attempt to suppress the traditional worship of Catholics (an act which is unlawful and uncharitable), then the faithful and clergy are justified in resisting this spiritual abuse-an abuse which contradicts Sacred Tradition.
This is True Obedience to both God and Revealed Divine Law. Any attempt by the hierarchy of the Church to suppress the Traditional Mass is in direct contradiction (and disobedient) to the Eternal Law and liturgical providence. Resist it.
[Image Credit: True Obedience in the Church by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, Sophia Institute Press, 2021].