Thursday, June 28, 2007

And who were those bloggers that just thought this was a joke?

MEETING DISCUSSES "MOTU PROPRIO" ON USE JOHN XXIII'S MISSAL

VATICAN CITY, JUN 28, 2007 (VIS) - Given below is the text of a communique released today by the Holy See Press Office concerning Benedict XVI's forthcoming "Motu Proprio" on the use of the Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962.

"Yesterday afternoon in the Vatican, a meeting was held under the presidency of the Cardinal Secretary of State in which the content and spirit of the Holy Father's forthcoming 'Motu Proprio' on the use of the Missal promulgated by John XXIII in 1962 was explained to representatives from various episcopal conferences. The Holy Father also arrived to greet those present, spending nearly an hour in deep conversation with them.

"The publication of the document - which will be accompanied by an extensive personal letter from the Holy Father to individual bishops - is expected within a few days, once the document itself has been sent to all the bishops with an indication of when it will come into effect."
OP/MOTU PROPRIO/... VIS 070628 (180)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is your opinion, do you think the liberation of the Old Mass will gradually bring some catholics back to the real understanding of what the Mass is and develop some more respect for the liturgy in people's hearts? I hope so, but it was 40 years in the dreadful desert of liturgical abuse, and maybe I will not live to see the effects of this action. Anyway that is the way it all happens in the Church, slowly and prudentially, sometimes it takes centuries for measures to be fully implemented.
Keep up the good work!
Theophilus

Carolina Cannonball said...

I'm not cracking open the champagne yet. ;-P

PBXVI said...

Theophilus,
Thank you! I think it was a mistake that the Tridentine Mass was surpressed after Vactican II, and I hope that the bar coming off will bring more conversions and peace. I am hoping that SSPX and similar movents will come back to the Church. I sometimes wish the Church didn't go so slow, but I know it must be prudent!

Carolina: Get ready! :-)

God Bless!

Obnoxiously Pious said...

I read somewhere that it is supposed to come out on July 7th, so we've still got a little more waiting to do!