Francis Imposes Concelebration For Priests Living in Rome

Francis Imposes Concelebration For Priests Living in Rome

[Also, another papal putdown of Cardinals Burke and Sarah? Both have criticized large-scale concelebrations of Mass , respectively HERE (“can develop within the priest a sense of being another one of the participants instead of actually being the priest who is offering the Mass”) and HERE (“can lead to a risk of the profanation of the Blessed Eucharist”)]

Roberto de Mattei writes in Corrispondenza Romana about a secret working paper of the Congregation for the Clergy, which is circulating in Roman Seminaries and Colleges, i.e. houses where priests, who study in Rome live. The paper wants that the young priests stop saying Holy Mass and participate instead in mass(ive) concelebrations.

According to De Mattei, already on April 1st 2017 Pope Francis tried to denigrate the celebration of Mass as “individualism” and recommended concelebration instead, while addressing priests, who study in Rome.

According to De Mattei, the working paper writes in bold that “the concelebrated Mass is to be preferred to the individual celebration”. The paper invites the superiors of the Colleges to encourage this by having up to three concelebrations a day.

De Mattei points out, that this new disposition violates Canon 902 of the Code of Canon Law according to which priests “can concelebrate the Eucharist” but “they are completely free to celebrate the Eucharist individually.”

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One comment on “Francis Imposes Concelebration For Priests Living in Rome

  1. Scratch a leftist and you’ll find a Stalinist tyrant. They’re all cut from the same cloth and Bergoglio is no different.

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