Catholics ask cardinal to restore cancelled Latin Mass

The Catholic News Agency reported that a solemn pontifical Mass scheduled for August 14 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. had been cancelled, after Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington withdrew his permission for the Mass. On July 29, the Paulus Institute, which organized the Mass, wrote to Cardinal Gregory asking him to reinstate the scheduled Mass by Monday, August 2, “in the interests of the unity of the universal Church.”