Thursday, October 11, 2007

SP Happenings

Wow. Sorry if I am a little behind the eight ball on this as I was traveling all yesterday and did not have access to a computer. With that said, we have some big happenings, or so it may seem.

First. Le Croix reported yesterday that:

Due to these difficulties in the application of the text [of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum], the commission Ecclesia Dei is considering the elaboration of a directive which may detail the forms of application. And the Pope could celebrate the Mass in the Extraordinary, that is pre-Conciliar, Roman Rite soon.
This has been followed up by Andrea Tornielli:
The Pope himself would be quite displeased by some of the instances of "resistance" being shown even in Italian dioceses and it is likely that quite soon some interpretive norms will be issued to correct the application of the document according to the meaning desired by Benedict XVI.
So it would seem that a major clarification may be on the way. Excellent. Father Z. calls it an "Attitude Adjustment".

What is more in Le Croix we have this incredible snippet indicating that the episcopal excommunications of the SSPX may soon be lifted!
[At a conference at Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, on October 5] The head of the Lefebvrists [Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior-General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X - FSSPX/SSPX] also hopes that the excommunications pronounced in 1988, at the moment of the illicit episcopal ordinations in Écône, will soon be lifted. "Maybe from now to the end of autumn."
Wow. You can't miss a day around here.