There was to be a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with the Traditional Latin Mass on the Vigil of the great Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, soul and body, into heaven. “Was to be…”
All was prepared, but then, just now, a couple of weeks beforehand, it was cancelled by the powerful powers that be, now cancelling even a bishop who has full rights to celebrate Mass Mass in that basilica without need to ask any permissions (outside of arranging logistics of schedules). The TLM was condemned as inappropriate in times of Traditionis custodes, and Canon 87 was also condemned, as it is judged that the universal law of the Church which grants bishops leeway to grant dispensations over against such as Traditionis custodes when such statutes and regulations are merely a heavy burden placed upon the shoulders of the faithful. There are powerful powers that be that won’t lift a finger to help with those burdens, who are only eager to add to those burdens. So very sad.
I include that picture up top, that being yours truly offering the TLM, a Solemn High Mass, on the great Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, soul and body, into heaven. When I see what is happening now, I recognize how great that privilege was in the Lower Basilica of Pius X in the Sanctuaries of Our Lady of Lourdes back in 2008, with a pilgrimage present inside that Basilica of some seven to eight thousand people. The chasuble may have been donated from Pius IX himself. I feel terribly humbled by this, and that leads me to being most indignant for Jesus, for the bishop and the pilgrims who have been spit upon for what would have been the upcoming TLM at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.