Expect a new round of attacks this Easter Season.
The rumors have been swirling around for months that another round of attacks against the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) are imminent, and that they’ll most likely come during Holy Week. Maybe it’s just because I’m an old Navy guy, but I’m getting this WW2 inbound air raid type of vibe. The attack is coming. We need to be ready.
Those iconic images of Sailors in the Pacific fighting off wave after wave of kamikaze attacks…admittedly, the analogy (or is it a metaphor?) can only go so far.
It’s not like we can pepper the sky with flak and shoot down an incoming motu proprio like it was an actual torpedo bomber or something. No, my imaginary flak curtains can’t stop a diktat before it slams into us, detonating in the midst of that form of worship and belief we hold so very dear.
The only type of “barrage” we can put up is prayer. If we have a good bishop, one who fights for his people, we can continue to support him with prayers, and letters/emails/phonecalls of encouragement. If we have a not-so-good, weak, or outright hostile bishop, we should likewise support him with prayers and letters/emails/phonecalls of protest. Let him know that these vicious and unjust pogroms being launched by Rome hurt the Faithful. If “unity” is supposed to be the big deal, why is our senior leadership hell-bent on wiping us out?
If your particular TLM community is under threat, it’s not too late to start considering your options. If you’re kicked out, can you find a priest to say Mass for you in an “off-site” location? Conference Room 6 at the local Sheraton may be a big comedown from attending the Holy Sacrifice in a beautiful church, but we have to be ready to resituate ourselves in whatever catacombs we can.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
We won’t have to wait long…