Sunday, July 8, 2007

Summorum Pontificum - Round Up


Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum - English
Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum - Latin

Letter Accompanying the Motu Proprio - English
Letter Accompanying the Motu Proprio - Spanish
Letter Accompanying the Motu Proprio - Other languages

USCCB Twenty Questions on the Apostolic Letter
Holy See Press Office - Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio

U.S. Diocesan Official Reactions Note: This is work in progress.

Analysis & Reaction

Added 9-July-07
Rorate Caeli - Interview with Cardinal Castrillón

Added 8-July-07

Fr John Boyle - Summorum Pontificum on the "Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970" HT to Fr. Tim Finigan
Rorate Caeli - Axes of Interpretation
Jimmy Akin - Commentary on Summorum Pontificum


Fr. Z. at WDTPRS
Fr. Z's Analysis of AP coverage

Rorate Caeli - Interview with Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan of the Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney in Campos Brazil

NLM - Comments upon the Motu Proprio
NLM - Comments upon the Explanatory Letter

Gerald Augustinus' Cliff Notes on the Apostolic Letter
Gerald Augustinus' Cliff Notes on the Motu Proprio

CWN - Pope broadens access to 1962 Mass
Sandro Magister - Benedict XVI Liberalizes the Ancient Rite of the Mass – And Explains Why
Damian Thompson - The Pope speaks on the Latin Mass

SSPX Reaction in English French
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest - Press Release

News Coverage

Added 8-July-2007
NECN - Video - Popes Eases Restictions on Latin Mass
CNN - Video - Return of the Latin Mass
PBS Religion and Ethics

Added 7-July-2007
Chicago Tribune - Will return to Latin have mass appeal?
CNS - Pope relaxes restrictions on use of Tridentine Mass
Reuters - Pope revives old Latin Mass, says fears unfounded
AP -USA Today - Pope frees up use of old Latin Mass
Asia News - Pope: faithful may have “Tridentine” Mass if they wish
BBC - Pope ends Latin Mass restriction

Note: I will be updating this site continually to provide you with the most up-to-date analysis and coverage. Stay tuned.


Scott said...

I find Father Thomas Reese's comments in the Chicago Tribune article totally out of line and not surprising. For those who don't know or who don't remember....Father Reese used to be an editor at America magazine and spoke out against Pope Benedict's election on the NBC Nightly news on the day Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope. Father Reese is not an authoritative figure on why so many young people are attracted to the Latin Trinidine Mass. Msgr Schmitz at the Institute of Christ the King on the other hand is an authoritative figure on the subject and should have been contacted by the Chicago Tribune for the article. sj

M. Alexander said...

And Fr. Reese was relieved of his position following the election of the Holy Father.

Scott said...

Fr. Reese's mouth has runneth over all weekend long about the Summorum Pontificum. He was quoted again today in a Reuters article ( not the one currently on this site ) and made it sound like all of the American priests are uneducated and totally helpless. (rolling eyes) Fr. Reese does not speak for the majority of American Catholics and yet these news organizations don't seem to understand that.