27 June 2007

OK, Now I'm Excited Again!


News of the Motu Proprio, confirmed now at many sources, but...
Kathnet was the first to report:

The motu proprio liberating the Tridentine Mass for the entire Catholic Church has been given to about 30 bishops from all over the world in the Sala Bologna of the Apostolic Palace by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone.

Vatican (kath.net/DieWelt/closedcafeteria.blogspot)--Die Welt report that the motu proprio liberating the Tridentine Mass for the entire Catholic Church has been given to about 30 bishops from all over the world in the Sala Bologna of the Apostolic Palace by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone.

The bishops had been invited to Rome for that purpose. At the end of the meeting, in which the motu proprio was introduced together with a letter of explanation by Pope Benedict XVI., Pope Benedict met with the bishops. The document is about three pages long, the accompanying letter about four. From Germany, Cardinal Lehmann had been invited. The circumstances of the procedure make clear that the Pope was very interested to personally inform the bishops, in collegial manner, of the content rather than from the media. The publication of both documents will take place on July 7th. It emphasizes the unity of the Roman Rite which will consist of an ordinary and an extraordinary form which are supposed to inspire each other. The ordinary/regular form will continue to be the new rite of 1969. The extraordinary form will be the Missal of Bl. John XXIII. of 1962.
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Of course, we continue to pray and wait to see the fruition, and the contents. But this news in itself is major cause for thanksgiving and celebration. And if the substance is true, well, Gloria in excelsis Deo! And thanks to Our Mother of Perpetual Help on this, her feast day.
In case you are wondering, July 7 is the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HOO-HOO!!!!!!!

Zach said...

There is still some speculation that the bishops will be given a cop out clause. If this is done than the document won't be worth the paper it's printed on.

mike said...

Whispers in the Loggia reported that Archbishop Burke is among those in attendance. This is of course a great sign.

Austin Hoang said...

Lord God, she did it! She has found a cure...God help us all...He has given us strength before the trial. We shall pray for the Church.

thetimman said...

1. Zach, if it is a total cop-out clause, then it will be no different than ecclesia dei adflicta-- and I cannot for a moment believe the Holy Father would raise all the stink for the exact same thing. No, it must be at least, at LEAST, a small improvement. I hope for much more than that, of course.

2. Archbishop Burke is in fact in Rome for the pallium stuff, so his presence is consonant with known facts.

3. Whispers is also saying the publication could come much sooner. Hope so, but no way that is anything but total speculation.

4. WOO HOO!!
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Te Deum Laudamus...