Friday, September 22, 2017

Abbé Claude Barthe: "The Restoration  Begun by Summorum Pontificum is Irreversible"

"We can say today that the restoration of the liturgy begun in the Church by Summorum Pontificum is irreversible."

Abbé Claude Barthe, spiritual assistant to the international pilgrimage, Populus Summorum Pontificum, said this in his greeting to Archbishop of Curia, Georg Gänswein, who celebrated the Vespers at the feast of the Crucifixion in the traditional form of the Roman Rite on the evening of 14 September 2017 in the Roman church of San Marco al Campidoglio.

Pope Francis had also used the word "irreversible" (irreversible). Without mentioning him, Abbé Barthe answered the Pope, who had said on 24 August, "We can safely and with dumb authority confirm that the liturgical form is irreversible."

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Riposte Catholique


  1. The good Abbe is right, the reovlution started by Archbishop Lefebvre rolls on, gaining steam.

  2. Who needs Summorum Pontificum, with it's propping up of the Novus Ordo?

    Reminds me of folks getting all giddy when the govt grants them their carry permits, when all along they've had the right to carry by way of the Second Amendment.
    In that same sense, Catholics have had the right to the Latin Mass all along, by way of Quo Primum, and SP is like that cheap little knock-off carry permit that never trumped the original in the first place!

    -Sine Nomine