Rorate Caeli

Magister on the Document Imbroglio

From L'Espresso's Vaticanist Sandro Magister, who has at last written a piece on the imbroglio of the papal project for the recognition of the Traditional rites of the Latin Church:

Benedict XVI wants to heal this schism – which is, in effect, more doctrinal than liturgical – but he also wants to grant, beginning immediately, the innocent desire of those priests and faithful who are fond of the Latin Mass in the ancient rite. He therefore has it in mind to facilitate the use of the Tridentine missal, in particular by removing the obligation to obtain permission from the local bishop.

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It is thus foreseeable that Benedict XVI will take a little more time, will listen to the objections from some bishops and cardinals, but in the end – probably by winter – will issue the Motu Proprio that will facilitate the use of the Tridentine rite.

8 comments:

Hibernalis said...

Perhaps Rorate Caeli might organise some kind of online petition requesting the liberalisation of the traditional liturgy to be sent to the Holy Father? If you put out a call for names I think there could be quite a response, since so many right-minded people read this blog. A long list of real people, priests and laity, from all over the world, could make an impression on his Holiness. Just a thought.

poeta said...

I have to keep reminding myself that Ratzinger is not Wojtyla. The passage of time and hearing of objections may have portended the dissolution or dilution of a project with John Paul, but we haven't seen that this is necessarily so with Benedict.

Janice said...

See, I told you so (many posts ago). There will be no permission necessary from the local bishop. It will be a truly universal indult. You do not need to petition the Holy Father. He simply wants to give everyone a chance to air his or her opinions before he issues the indult. Everyone will be satisfied.

Cerimoniere said...

Everyone except the servants of darkness...

I am happy to see that Magister too believes that the Pope will persevere in his intentions. As a number of us having been saying, the fact that the question has got this far, indicates that he is not minded to yield to pressure.

He is simply ensuring that he takes account of all objections as he acts, so as to neutralize the consequences as much as possible in advance. That said, nothing is certain, so we must simply pray.

Guadalupe Guard said...

As the subtle signs of his papacy's character emerge, there is great hope that Pope Benedict will be a gentle champion of true Catholicism (traditionalism). Indeed, in spite of his praise of his predecessor, these signs indicate that he is no John Paul the Third.

It is rumored (any verification?) that His Holiness presented a gift of the four Gospels to the Cologne Synagogue (which is in fact the only essential reason for a Catholic to visit a synagogue) and now he gently reaffirms the imperative duty to preach the Gospel to Muslims, in spite of the current intensification of Islamic rage against Catholics:

[Zenit] "The answers the Church draws from the Gospel of the 'Logos' who was made man, have demonstrated their accuracy in intellectual battles in the course of two millennia; they have a permanent value.

"Reinforced by this awareness we can present with confidence proposals and answers to those who ask us for reasons for our hope."

"This applies also to our relations with members of other religions, above all with the numerous Muslims living in Germany, whom we address with respect and kindness," the Holy Father continued. "Precisely they, who in the majority hold to their convictions and religious rites with great seriousness, have a right to our humble and firm testimony of Jesus Christ."

"Such a dialogue clearly requires above all solid knowledge of one's faith."

By the grace of God may His Holiness become evermore aligned with the heritage of the Piuses and the Benedicts and distinct from that of the Johns and Pauls.

Long-Skirts said...

"He therefore has it in mind to facilitate the use of the Tridentine missal, in particular by removing the obligation to obtain permission from the local bishop."

Oh, how I pray these words are true! All for Jesus through Mary!!

GATE O'MORN

In early morning
Bird song,
I went out
In the dew,

And spied a Lady
Standing,
She was dressed
All in blue.

Behind a white-washed
Fence,
Her hand upon
A latch,

The sun behind
Her rising,
Her warmth
He could not match.

The latch, she
Lifted gently,
Though rusted
And all worn,

Then opened fence,
With sun-rays dense...
Shined Mary,
Gate O'Morn!!

Long-Skirts said...

from Sandro Magister's article:

"the pope had been visited by cardinal JEAN-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux and president of the French bishops’ conference. Both expressed the fears of their brother bishops over the announced pontifical “Motu Proprio.”

Cardinal (JEAN-Pierre) Ricard

You are sleeping,
You are sleeping,
Brother, Jean,
Brother, Jean.

Mourning bells are ringing,
Mourning bells are ringing...

Reform was wrong!
Reform was wrong!

Janice said...

Guadalupe Guard,

You said: "It is rumored (any verification?) that His Holiness presented a gift of the four Gospels to the Cologne Synagogue (which is in fact the only essential reason for a Catholic to visit a synagogue)."

I really dislike remarks like this. This is not the only reason a Christian would visit a synagogue. As the Good Friday supplications remind us, the Jews are the "first to hear the Word of God." They are our elder brothers and sisters in the faith. Proselytizing is not the only reason for a Christian to pray his or her respects to Jews by visiting a synagogue. Your comments shows a lack of respect.