Mexican Archbishop orders Last Gospel read in all Sunday Novus Ordo Masses

For the Record: Mexican Archbishop orders Last Gospel read in all Sunday Novus Ordo Masses

[Will His Excellency soon get a “visitation from Rome”?]

Posted by New Catholic at 1/07/2017

So, while the “Reform of the Reform” is dead for the universal Church, some particular churches (and not only parishes) may be moving ahead with bringing some elements of Roman Tradition to the new, and made-up artificial rite of Paul VI.

So it is with the Archbishop of Monterrey (Nuevo León state), in Mexico, Abp. Rogelio Cabrera López, who sent the following message to all his priests:

In the prologue of Saint John is found the synthesis of the Apostolic Faith, centered in the Mystery of the Incarnation: Jesus is the Word, the One who IS for all Eternity, who was made flesh, and shows us the face of God, clarifying the mystery of man.

It is for this that, by way of the present letters and with my ordinary authority, I decree that in all Sunday Masses of the year 2017, beginning on January 1, following the post-communion prayer, the Prologue of the Gospel according to Saint John be read in its liturgical version. Palm Sunday and the Easter Vigil are excepted.

[Source, en español. Tip: Twitter follower.]

Note: if you wish to witness the Last Gospel read at every Mass, as in the organic development of the Traditional Rites of the Latin Church, visit the nearest

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4 comments on “Mexican Archbishop orders Last Gospel read in all Sunday Novus Ordo Masses

  1. Everything like this is excellent news. It means that somehow, amidst the ruins and desolation of the modernist Church, the Faith is attempting to rear its head.

    However, a part of me wonders whether this is a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, while Captain Francis steers straight for the iceberg.

  2. Last Gospel for the N.O.? Here’s the text they should use, from St. Matthew 24. It’s more appropriate because it is likely speaking about the N.O.

    [15] When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand. [16] Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains: [17] And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house: [18] And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat. [19] And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days. [20] But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath. [21] For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be. [22] And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.

  3. I always found verse 5 to be apropos:And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

  4. The key to understanding WHY the Last Gospel from St John IS in fact the Last Gospel is the phrase “ET VERBUM CARO FACTUM EST,” including the genuflection led by the priest of all the faithful.

    It is a mark of profession, of public obedience by the priest himself that he believes in the Incarnation and refutes all contrary heresies.

    In the early Church it was common, according to Dom Guaranger, for other Scriptures to be read out following the “Ite Missa est” as spiritual fortification for those assisting Mass. Over time, the Church, always led by the Holy Ghost, deemed it necessary for each priest to personally attest to his fidelity to the Faith to assure the congregation that they had not been witness to a Mass offered by a heretic.

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