Friday, March 23, 2007

Motu Proprio murmurings

As we all know, there were further rumours about next week as a possible Motu Proprio time of release (or at least promulgation -- which can be different from the actual public release of the document).

In view of this, there is a development that is intriguing to report.

It's been pointed out by a reader that the Italian edition of the Vatican News Bulletin shows that last evening, the Holy Father received both Cardinal Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, and Cardinal Castrillon de Hoyos, President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission.

In Italian:

Il Papa ha ricevuto ieri sera in Udienza: Card. Francis Arinze, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti; Card. Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Presidente della Pontificia Commissione "Ecclesia Dei".


This news is intriguing, particularly when one consider the positions of the two cardinals, and their place with regard the liturgy, modern and classical. Certainly, if the Motu Proprio is to be released, these two would figure prominently into the matter.

We shall wait and see.

More recent articles:

For more articles, see the NLM archives: