Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Putting Teeth Into Summorum Pontificum

Breaking rumors on the "clarifying" document for the Traditional Mass motu proprio.

From Rorate Caeli:

According to the document, the traditionalist faithful present in a parish will have the full protection of the law to ask for the old Mass, and if the bishop refuses (here is the news), saying that there are no priests capable of celebrating according to the ancient rite in that place, the Commission Ecclesia Dei will authoritatively ("di imperio") send a priest able to do so to that diocese. In short, the bishops will no longer be able to refuse a priori to have the old Mass celebrated, because in such cases, the Commission Ecclesia Dei will send a delegated priest of its own.

Holy smokes. Please God, let this be true.

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