- Aug 2, 2021
When Cameron O’Hearn set out two-years-ago to create a documentary on the Traditional Latin Mass, he envisioned it being an invitation to his fellow Catholics. What he never envisioned, was Pope Francis restricting Mass’s celebration a month before the documentary was set to release.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog agency, sent a questionnaire, at the pope’s request, to bishops’ conferences last year about the Latin Mass.
Pope Francis’s decision to tighten restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass was met with polar reaction from Catholics around the globe, with some praising the move as prophetic, and others calling it a stain on Francis’s legacy.