(ht - Rorate Caeli)
A Pontifical High Mass had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 14, at DC's Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It was supposed to take place last year, but the Covid shutdowns forced its postponement. I suspect it would have been much like the one I attended three years ago.
Despite the fact that all permissions and other protocols had already been obtained, Cardinal Gregory compelled the intended celebrant of the High Mass, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, to apply for permission, ostensibly in compliance with Traditionis Custodes, even though that had already been done. Today Gregory sent notice that permission was denied - just two weeks prior to the Mass, after all preparations had already been made. This motu simply gave the archdiocese an excuse to renege on its word to the Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy.
In light of the contents of this motu proprio, I think the name would be more accurately rendered, "Traitorous Custodians". Earlier, Cardinal Gregory said he would have to "prayerfully reflect" on the pope's missive. Obviously we now know where he stands
By-the-by, the ADW's Annual Appeal is underway. I think we now have yet another reason to boycott this shake-down. Whatever "support the work of the Church" means, it does not mean throwing money at those who dare to quash the Mass of the Ages.