Sudden rumors that Pope Francis may issue possible restrictions on his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum has caused an uproar among devotees of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). Eric Sammons highlighted here at Crisis the growth and passionate desire among some of the faithful for the traditional form of the liturgy, and he noted that the practical impact of the rumored actions is unclear.
This wouldn’t be the first time Rome interfered with a traditional form of liturgy.
My ancestors were among the Early Christians who first settled in present-day Iraq and later migrated to South India in AD 345. They lived among the descendants of the St. Thomas Christians, and over time the growing community worshipped according to the liturgy of the Assyrian Church of the East, presently known as the Chaldean Rite.