Monday, January 28, 2008

SP January 28, 2008

Philadelphia: Priests receive guidelines for traditional Latin Mass
Cardinal Justin Rigali has sent a letter to all priests of the Archdiocese announcing he has promulgated guidelines for the implementation of new norms set by Pope Benedict XVI for the Mass familiar worldwide through the 1960s, which was celebrated mainly in Latin.

Unfortunately, they used the "Template"
A priest is qualified to celebrate the Extraordinary Form when he possesses the requisite knowledge of the rubrics of the Mass and he is competent in the Latin language. If he wishes to celebrate the Extraordinary Form publicly, he must demonstrate this required competence to the regional auxiliary bishop or his delegate. The same requirement holds for deacons who are asked to participate in a Mass or sacred liturgy in the Extraordinary Form.

The Summorum Effect

Number of Masses on the rise in central Europe