Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Summorum Pontificum - July 10, 2007

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Statement of Archdiocese of San Antonio - Bishop José H. Gomez's
Statement of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY
Statement from Archdiocese of Washington - Archbishop Wuerl
Statement from Diocese of Lafayette La. - Bishop Jarrell

More Reaction

Father John Zuhlsdorf's Translation Watch

Statement by International Federation Una Voce
Interview granted by the Superior-General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), Father John Berg, to Brian Mershon. HT to Rorate Caeli

Translation and commentary of Polish Bishops on Summorum Pontificium
from Laodicea

Some International Episcopal Reaction

In a statement to his priests, on Saturday 7 July, Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: "Pope Benedict's letter is a powerful appeal to us all to have open hearts when it comes to the form of the Mass. The Pope insists that we speak not of 'old' and 'new' rites but of two forms of the one Rite of the Mass."
The Archbishop of Birmingham added: "In recent years, whenever a priest has asked for the private use of the 1962 Missal I have given permission and, generally speaking, provision has been made for groups which have requested this same celebration of Mass."

Diocese of Westminster (UK)
Bishops welcome Pope's call for unity - Apostolic letter Motu Proprio data
The Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed the Apostolic letter Motu Proprio data from Pope Benedict XVI, in which he focused on the importance of unity within the Church in celebrating the Eucharist... More

Statement from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland:
"The publication of the document on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970 reflects the pastoral concern of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI for those who find themselves drawn to that form of the Eucharistic celebration – a pastoral concern which the Bishops of Scotland share...more


Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Wonder why Murphy O'Connor doesn't state he opposed it?

motoproprio said...

Perhaps because his tenure of Westminster has been extended donec aliter provideatur.

berenike said...

The MP in Polish
and the letter in Polish

You might get more comments if you didn't make it obligatory to have a blogger or Google account ...

Patrick Archbold said...

I didn't realize that was set tot google members only. It is now changed. Thanks.