TLMers, stop “scurrying around like ecclesiastical scavengers”

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It has been widely reported that two prominent New York parishes, one of which being the only parish in Manhattan to offer the TLM on a daily basis, are on the chopping block in a round of parish closures.  One of these two parishes, St. Michael’s (which does not have daily TLM), is home to Fr. George Rutler.  Should it be closed, it would be the second time Fr. Rutler has been moved within a year or so, not a good sign.

So Father Justin Wylie, reacting to these events (part of a broader trend in the Church?  How many TLM parishes have been closed or under threat in the past year or two?  I can think of nearly a dozen), gave a sermon the other day in which he challenged those who love the TLM, whether they call themselves “traditional Catholics” or not, to stop acting like step-children and…

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