Tuesday, October 30, 2007

SP October 30, 2007

Rorate Confirms What We Expect

-(1) a document is being prepared by the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" explaining some points of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, including what criteria may be used to identify a stably existing group (no specific minimum number) and clarifications regarding the differences between the calendars of both forms of the Roman Rite - the document may be published, accoding to Ingrao, "in the next few days";

-(2) the possibility of a traditional Mass celebrated by the Pope in December (according to Ingrao, not in Saint Peter's, but maybe in Saint Paul Outside the Walls);

-(3) the probability that the excommunications of the Bishops involved in the consecrations of June 30, 1988, in Ecône, Switzerland may soon be lifted.
FSSP in England


David L Alexander said...

I see a fundamental challenge with any attempts at "clarification" on the part of Rome. Such a document will be issued in Latin as the definitive text. That's why we're in this mess to begin with. The people reading it and interpreting it for their dioceses are not sufficiently competent in Latin.

The Vatican website publishes in several vernacular languages. They should also issue "definitive but non-juridical" translations of the original Latin, and not rely on the bishps or their conferences or assorted paper shufflers to do it for them.

To put it another way, The Holy See needs a "Father Zuhlsdorf" for German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.