Christus Resurréxit! Greetings on the ancient feasts of the apparition of St. Michael the Archangel and Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces.
As an addendum to yesterday’s post we are pleased to share that several Cardinals, Bishops, priests and theologians have signed a letter to the governments of the world regarding the persecution of Christians worldwide during the pandemic. It was signed by Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland (among many others).
This is a historic letter which dovetails our e-mail yesterday about the importance of the doctrine of the Social Kingship of Christ. This letter makes some key points:
- Finally, as Pastors responsible for the flock of Christ, let us remember that the Church firmly asserts her autonomy to govern, worship, and teach.
- For this reason, as Pastors we firmly assert the right to decide autonomously on the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, just as we claim absolute autonomy in matters falling within our immediate jurisdiction, such as liturgical norms and ways of administering Communion and the Sacraments.
- The State has no right to interfere, for any reason whatsoever, in the sovereignty of the Church.
This clear-cut statement accurately sums up the traditional teaching of the Social Kingship of Christ. This teaching is all the authority any Bishop needs to restore public Masses.
Do you miss the Traditional Latin Mass? So do we.