“I feel misunderstood by our Holy Father,” Mr. Jackson said by email on July 20.
“I don’t believe that the Latin Mass caused the disunity. It is simply filling the void that the church has created by watering down the faith to accommodate the world. Christ’s cup was bitter and we want to drink from that cup. Young people don’t want to be catered to, we want to be called to mission,” he said.
Anthony Ruff, O.S.B., a liturgist and theology professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., said that Pope Francis had little choice.
“The bottom line is that Pope Francis is resolutely following the Second Vatican Council in letter and in spirit. … “