“Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has given his clear support for the use of the Tridentine-rite liturgy.

“Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has given his clear support for the use of the Tridentine-rite liturgy. In a preface written for a collection produced by the International Committee for Liturgical Studies (CIEL), Cardinal George has referred to the Missal of St. Pius V as “a precious source of liturgical understanding for all other rites,” and said that the pre-conciliar liturgy should be “better accepted.” The work by CIEL, a Versailles-based organization faithful to the traditional liturgy, was published in France.” Chicago Tridentine Mass going Catholics benefit from Cardinal George’s generous indult whereby Latin Masses are offered in several parishes in Chicago every Sunday. The Cardinal has also been supportive of the Society of St. John Cantius, a new order of priests dedicated to preserving traditional rites such as the Tridentine Mass.