Thursday, September 25, 2008

Motu Proprio Conference to take Place in France

Via Le Forum Catholique and through the NLM's French Correspondent, Philippe Guy, we learn of this motu proprio conference to occur this weekend in France. The NLM will have representation there and will bring you what news and photos we can.

[The following is an NLM translation.]

First Liturgical Meeting: The Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum in France: Results and Prospects

One year after the promulgation of the Motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI wished to respond to the need to find "solutions so that the seamless garment of Christ is not torn". "No one is too many within the Church. Everyone, without exception, must be able to feel at home, and never rejected," he added, addressing the Assembly of Bishops of France to Lourdes.

It is in this spirit of unity that wish to work the many groups of faithful initiators of the meeting to be held Sunday, September 28 at 14:30 at the Palais des Congres de Versailles.

These faithful Catholics, mostly from the World Youth Day generation, independent of any association or religious community and respectful of their pastors, are deeply committed to the extraordinary form of the one Roman rite. They call for its wide and generous application in their parishes so that it will initiate a sincere reconciliation among all the faithful and they call upon all Catholics of good will to join them at this great event.

By their presence, we can testify that many families everywhere want to live their Catholic Faith, in union with the Holy Father, according to the rhythm of the extraordinary form of Roman rite.

Among the many speakers:

Fr. Michel Lelong, Whitefathers

Fr. Yvon Aybram, curé of Saint Cloud (Diocese of Nanterre) and episcopal vicar responsible for the implementation of the Motu proprio in the diocese of Nanterre

M. l'Abbé Claude Barthe, writer and liturgist

M. l'Abbé Dominique Schubert, curé of St. Germain l'Auxerrois (diocese of Paris)

Philippe Maxence, editor in chief of l'Homme Nouveau

Daniel Hamiche, journalist

Luc Perrin, professor at the Faculty of history of Strasbourg, specialist in the history of the Church

And the faithful from different dioceses.


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