The Bishop, as published on the diocesan website, made drastic and forceful measures in the face of the Swine Flu outbreak. Mandatory as of November 9th, the bishop suspended communion on the tongue and from the chalice, stopped shaking hands at the sign of peace, removed the holy water from the fonts, as well as some minor non liturgical changes.
When FSSP told the bishop they were unable to comply, the result was a notice that the EF was suspended for the duration of the restrictions.
According to Catholic Family News, the bishop has been notified of the CDWDS notification regarding this matter. Allegedly, the bishop replied: "I am well aware of what the Congregation decided but quite frankly, it is not their call. It is mine."
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Suspending Latin Mass in Calgary
...this is pathetically sad. From the Charlotte Examiner: