Our esteemed Msgr. Moises B. Andrade reposed in the morning of Monday, February 23 (Manila time). As reported previously on this blog, he had a stroke last Thursday, and he never recovered consciousness.
Even as "Father Moi" lay in the intensive care unit, the Sunday TLM that he had faithfully offered in his parish -- the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima -- was unceremoniously suspended by the priest who took over his duties, even though there was another priest willing to offer it. Pray that this state of affairs will be reversed.
With the passing of Msgr. Andrade, we have lost one of the strongest voices for the Traditional Mass in the Philippines, and perhaps we have lost another parish TLM. There are now only two places under diocesan auspices (down from four as of July last year) in Metropolitan Manila where the faithful can count on the TLM being offered every Sunday -- the Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy in the Diocese of Cubao, and the Parish of St. Jerome Emiliani and St. Susanna in the Diocese of Paranaque. Of course, the SSPX has a church in Cubao, with two Masses every day.