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Monday, June 9, 2008
Bishop Renato Corti Disciplines Three Traditional Priests

Rome, Jun. 9, 2008 ( - Bishop Renato Corti of Novara, Italy, has formally removed three pastors who were suspended last year because they insisted on celebrating only the traditional Latin Mass.

Fathers Alberto Secci, Stefano Coggiola, and Marco Pizzochi, who have been under suspension since last fall, have now been replaced in their parish assignments. The three priests were disciplined by their bishops for refusing to celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass.

The suspensions had drawn different reactions from the priests' parishioners. In Father Secci's parish, 600 people signed a petition saying that they would attend Mass only if it was celebrated in the extraordinary form. Father Coggiola's parishioners were reportedly divided, with some supporting their pastor and others praising the bishop for taking disciplinary action against him.

Source: CWNews


del_button June 14, 2009 at 10:24 AM
Russell John Berry said...

The Rite of Mass - the western and Roman rite of Mass - in not in the least 'extraordinary'. It is in fact very 'ordinary' in that it truly and legally is the only universally accepted as being the immemorial rite of the Catholic Church in the West. The 'Novus Ordo Missae' is what it says it is: something new, something manufactured by a group of 'experts' I(mostly non-Catholics, in reality. It is something completely new, having more in common with Cranmer's holy communion than it does with the true Sacrifice of the Mass. Say what you like, this is not the roam catholic Mass for which the martyrs died and which holy Priests, Bishops and Popes knew and loved. It is far more Lutheran than catholic and no amount of bells, smells or fancy vestments will turn it into what it is not. It does not reflect the belief of the Roman Catholic Church and it can never do so.

del_button June 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM
Matthew said...

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