We are considering moving closer to one of the ICKSP’s oratories, but have a question about them. If a new bishop came into a diocese that has one of their oratories and decides that he does not want them to say the TLM there anymore, can the bishop shut it down or deny permission for them to say the Latin Mass? Or once they have an oratory are they considered permanent?
Oh, that isn’t our only consideration, but a very important one for us. There are other factors as well, including being closer to family, and the ability to buy some affordable acreage. (Oh, and living somewhere it snows!)
While your post was great, please be grammatical with: more and more less likely===less and less likely It made me shiver. I don’t like being pedantic, but I made an exception.
The biggest issue in this case is if the Bishop is a strong liberal. If he is orthodox or moderate, I imagine there will be absolutely no problem. If he is a strong liberal, it could be bad. So pray for a strong, orthodox bishop.
I have son who lives in Wausau. He and his wife have tried several different parishes. His only comment to is that each parish seems to be staffed by priests from a different country. For example when we visited, the Mass the one parish was handled by a pair of Polish priests, one who said the Mass and one who preached the homily and did the Gospel reading. My son said there were priests of different nationalities ate the other parishes as well. It was an NO, but I didn’t pick up any abuses unless one might consider that most of the readers and distributers were women. Wausau is part of the La Crosse Diocese which recently got a new Bishop when Burke moved to St Louis. There does seem to be a diminishing number of priests in this neck of the Woods, Central and Northren WI.
Don’t quote me on this, but I got the impression from some posts elsewhere that an oratory is different from a parish to the point that Abp. Burke’s conferral of oratories made it slightly harder for successors to alienate them (it would be a more complicated canonical procedure than simply revoking an indult). That’s just hearsay, though.