Monday, July 9, 2007

Summorum Pontificum - July 9, 2007

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Today's Analysis and News

Rorate Caeli - Interview with Cardinal Castrillón
Zenit - Bishops Welcome "Summorum Pontificum"
Rorate Caeli - Summorum Notes: The priest's unalienable right to the Traditional Mass
The significance of "Private Masses"

Zenit - An interview with Father John Zuhlsdorf
Richard John Neuhaus - The Pope’s Liturgical Liberalism

Statements by U.S. Bishops
Statement by Bishop of Green Bay WI - Most Reverend David A. Zubik
Statement by Bishop of Manchester NH - John B. McCormack
Statement from Bishop of New Orleans - Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes
Statement of The Archdiocese of Miami
Statement from Bishop of Brownsville TX - Bishop Raymundo J. Peña
Statement of the Diocese of Camden NJ
Statement of Bishop of Grand Rapids, MI -Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley

Full List

Media Coverage
Asia News - Indian Church welcomes return to Tridentine Mass
Time Magazine -Why the Pope is Boosting Latin Mass


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Jeff Culbreath said...

In his article "The Pope's Liturgical Liberalism", Fr. Neuhaus writes:

"The 1962 Missal does not say what Mr. Foxman says it says. And, if he had read Benedict’s apostolic letter before attacking it, he would know that it explicitly says that the Missal of 1970 will be used exclusively in the Triduum of Holy Week, which of course includes Good Friday."

He seems to be forgetting that Summorum Pontificum does provide for creating new personal parishes which use the 1962 books exclusively. Such parishes exist today, and the Good Friday prayers are never omitted. There is nothing in the Motu Proprio indicating that the Pauline Tridium is going to be imposed upon personal parishes, religious orders, or priestly societies which celebrate the 1962 books exclusively.

Clayton said...

"The appeal of a Mass only in Latin is quite limited," said Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, the largest in the U.S. His office estimates that about 650 people attend Latin Masses in the archdiocese each month.

See the full LA Times article here.

Tom said...

Archbishop Wuerl of Washington comments here.