Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Il Giornale on the Motu Proprio

Rorate Caeli makes reference to a story from today in Il Giornale about the rumoured Motu Proprio, which has been suggested to possibly be released this month:

In the past few weeks, several French bishops have sent to Rome their lamentations of protest against the "Motu proprio" which would liberalize the pre-Conciliar Mass, but, as it seems, Benedict XVI is decided to move forward, even if with due caution, to heal the mini-schism of archbishop Lefebvre and to assure to the Traditionalist faithful, with an act of liberality, the use of the old missal.

Of course, we have no suggestion of why they proclaim this, whether it be from a source, or a statement from certain French Bishops, nor of course how "due caution" will manifest itself, or whether it varies at all from the normal pastoral prudence Benedict would have proceeded with regardless.

In short, we really have no further information, but hopefully there might be hope that this insight comes from some sort of source, and might give us a clue as to the resolve of Benedict.

We shall have to wait and see, and pray.

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