Monday, July 09, 2007

The MP and Holy Orders

There is no mention of Ordination rites in the MP. All other sacraments are mentioned by name ("The pastor...may also grant permission to use the earlier ritual for the administration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, Penance, and the Anointing of the Sick... Ordinaries are given the right to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation using the earlier Roman Pontifical...").

Why is this? What does it mean?

[Comment from Shawn: If I might be permitted to add my own thoughts to one of my co-blogger's post. I don't think it means anything. The document in question is focused upon the extraordinary/classical use in a parish setting. Notice that even where it mentions the bishop and confirmation, that confirmation is of course a "parish life sacrament" -- Holy Orders is not. The seminaries of the FSSP, ICRSS and so on will most certainly continue to have ordinations in the classical liturgical books.]

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