Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Further possible insights into the Motu Proprio?

Rorate Caeli reports about a piece in today's edition of Il Giornale which they say "confirms the words provided by Cardinal Medina on the content of the plenary meeting of the Ecclesia Dei commission".

Il Giornale, via Rorate Caeli translation, reports:

"Benedict XVI intends to extend the indult of his predecessor, in fact withdrawing from the bishops discretionary power on the matter: the Missal of Saint Pius V is no longer abolished, and even if the ordinary Roman Rite is that originated from the post-conciliar liturgical reform, the old one -- used by centuries in the Church -- can subsist as an 'extraordinary rite'.

The bishops, therefore, will not be able to deny the ancient mass anymore, but only regulate its eventual celebration, together with the parish priests, harmonising it with the need of the community. The corrections included would have reduced from 50 to 30 the minimal number of faithful who ask for the celebration according to the old rite. As for the readmission of the Lefebvrists, once the rite of Saint Pius V is liberalized, the deal should be easier."

The NLM will seek to get the entire article translated. We shall have to wait and see what comes to pass.

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