The "Stop Traditionis Custodes" initiative has published a letter to Catholics around the world - with a request to Pope Francis.
A law that harms the common good of the Church is ineffective. This is the result of efforts by well-known canon lawyer Prof. Georg May in connection with the Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes of Pope Francis. We are now mobilizing for the withdrawal of this motu proprio. French Catholics have published a "Letter to Catholics All Over the World". Under the motto “Stop Traditionis Custodes” they turn to Pope Francis with the request to “reverse his decision”.
Traditionis Custodes is the most radical attack on the traditional Rite and the communities and believers associated with it for almost half a century. Since Pope John Paul II granted the first exceptions in 1984, the moto proprios Ecclesia Dei and Summorum Pontificum seemed to lead the way to the recovery of the traditional Rite and the understanding of the Church connected with it in a promising future. This development of Pope Francis came to an abrupt end with Traditionis Custodes. France's traditional Catholics are not willing to simply accept this.
Their full request is:
“As sons do with their father, we bid Pope Francis to reverse his decision to cancel Traditionis Custodes and to restore full freedom to celebrate the Tridentine Mass, for the glory of God and for the good of the faithful. Better bread than stones."
The “Stop Traditionis Custodes” initiative was supported by a number of well-known Catholics, including the former French Minister Philippe de Villiers and Charles de Meyer, President of SOS Chrétiens d'Orient, Jean de Tauriers, President of Notre-Dame de Chrétienté (Whitsun pilgrimage Paris –Chartres), Peter Kwasnewski, Philip Lawler, Claudio Pierantoni, Monika Rheinschmitt, Henri Sire, Inge M. Thürkauf, Roberto de Mattei, Wolfram Schrems, José Ureta, Christian Spaemann, Martin Mosebach, Robert Hickson, Peter Stephan, John-Henry Westen , Taylor Marshall, Michael Matt, Timothy Flanders and many more.
With its own website called stoptraditioniscustodes.org, the “Letter to Catholics of the Whole World” is made public in various languages, including English. At the same time there is the possibility of signing the request to Pope Francis and supporting the cause.
The initiators write about the letter:
“This open letter to Catholics around the world is written by dozens of personalities of personalities who were drawn to the traditional Mass (whether they are 'traditionalists' or not, and even whether they are practicing Catholics or not). You can support this action, i. H. Leave your e-mail in the form above.”
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: stoptraditioniscustodes.org (screenshot)