04 May 2010

Feast of Pope St. Pius V

The great champion of Catholic doctrine and liturgy, and defender of Christendom, is honored on May 5.

From his Apostolic Constitution Quo Primum, establishing the rite and form of Mass known today as the "Traditional Latin Mass" or "Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite":

We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used. Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us. We likewise declare and ordain that no one whosoever is forced or coerced to alter this Missal, and that this present document cannot be revoked or modified, but remain always valid and retain its full force notwithstanding the previous constitutions and decrees of the Holy See, as well as any general or special constitutions or edicts of provincial or synodal councils, and notwithstanding the practice and custom of the aforesaid churches, established by long and immemorial prescription - except, however, if more than two hundred years' standing.


Anonymous said...

Amen. Amen. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Amen! I didn't kow this.. Thanks for another great post!

X said...

Never abrogated, always permitted.