Rorate Caeli

Mexican Cardinal restores rights of Traditional Latin Mass community


December 6, 2021

Press release

Children and adults pray for more parishioners to be heard.

Guadalajara, Jalisco. - The days of uncertainty lived by the parishioners of San Pedro en Cadenas quasi-parish are now gone. His Eminence Francisco Cardinal Robles, Archbishop of Guadalajara, decided to reverse his decree of suppressing this quasi-parish.

In a recent visit to Casa Cristo Rey (the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s parsonage), the Cardinal stated that the next step will now be an adequate evaluation on the usefulness of the quasi-parish for the spiritual good of the faithful, as instructed by Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditiones Custodes. 

This evaluation might imply possible changes for the quasi-parish based in Nuestra Señora del Pilar church in downtown Guadalajara; however, the more than 150 families belonging to this community celebrate His Eminence having heard them. Thus, allowing them to receive the sacraments under the rites of the Roman Missal of 1962, continue with the multiple apostolates with which they seek to give greater glory to God and improve their spiritual life guided by the FSSP.   

Currently, children and adults of the quasi-parish are still in prayer so that other communities worldwide would also be heard. The Pontifical Document Traditiones Custodes contains a list of guidelines for Eucharistic celebrations under the Roman Missal of 1962, giving diocesan Bishops exclusive competence to authorize—or deny, in their dioceses the use of the Missal mentioned above.

Gives his blessing

During his visit, Cardinal Robles erected under the traditional rite the new Via Crucis in Casa Cristo Rey’s Chapel and an image of the Sacred Heart, accompanied by the choir of the quasi-parish and some parishioners who were invited to attend. 

Furthermore, the Archbishop agreed to celebrate a Pontifical Mass under the traditional rite, although he specified no date.