Pope Francis Slams Liturgical Quibbling After Smackdown of Traditional Latin Mass

Pope Francis Slams Liturgical Quibbling After Smackdown of Traditional Latin Mass


ROME — Pope Francis has denounced “arguing” about liturgical details as contrary to the Christian faith not long after drastically restricting the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.

“Showing a grave lack of respect for the Blessed Sacrament – the Sacrament of charity and unity – by arguing about the details of how to celebrate the Eucharist, the pinnacle of his presence among us, is incompatible with the Christian faith,” the pontiff told members of the Syro-Malabar Church, an Eastern Catholic Church based in Kerala, India.

In his address, the pope underscored the importance of holding onto liturgical traditions in the face of a rapidly changing world, advice that may seem ironic and perhaps a little cruel to those who love the Traditional

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