UPDATE: FULL TEXT OF THE DECREE that abrogates Summorum for the FFI
Sandro Magister's latest column (For the First Time, Francis Contradicts Benedict) has the details.
The total ban on the Mass begins August 11th of this year.
HT Andrea & Creative Minority
My "home parish" (Guadalupe Shrine is not a parish) is staffed with the Friars who celebrate the Traditional Mass.
I have no idea what this means at this point. But if everything indicated is true, it appears that the fears of this pontificate were indeed well founded. Why he is "picking on" the Friars is unclear as well.
This comes on the heels of this: Cardinal Burke sees ‘perfect continuity’ between Popes Benedict, Francis in liturgical teaching
First EF Solemn Masses at Franciscan Friary in Griswold, Connecticut
Readers may also be interested to know that the friars will be switching over to the usus antiquior beginning this Ash Wednesday as their primary form of the Roman liturgy.UPDATE: Fra. Angelo has thoughts on the matter.
The restrictions on our community are specific to us and have been put in place for reasons specific to us. Pope Francis has not contradicted Pope Benedict. The visitation of our community began under Pope Benedict and the Commission was recommended by Cardinal João Braz de Aviz who was appointed to the Congregation by Pope Benedict.UPDATE 2: Hmmmm... Rorate makes this note and I assume he means our dear Father Angelo
Rorate has learned from its own sources that the "internal dissidents" were led by an American member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate who was notable for his opposition and hostility to the any criticism of Vatican II, in direct contrast to the Italian friars of the FFI, many of whom adhered to the "Gherardini line" of loyal but unflinching criticism of at least some elements of the Conciliar documents.UPDATE 3: Fr. Z has comments on the situation
Friars of the Immaculate are these guys:
This is terrifying.