Rorate Caeli

Post-Synodal Exhortation signed

According to the Vaticanist of the Italian weekly Panorama, Ignazio Ingrao, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation would already have been signed:

Benedict XVI has just signed the document which forbids married men from reaching the priesthood [in the Latin Church]. It is the "Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Eucharist". The text is already in the hands of the translators and the publication is forecast for the second half of January. The themes considered in the document are destined to open new discussions: priestly celibacy, communion to remarried divorced persons, the use of Latin in Mass.
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The recourse to the ordination of married priests of proven virtue ("viri probati") to face the lack of vocations is excluded; the admission of remarried divorced persons to Communion is forbidden, but it is recommended that the Christian community welcome and value their presence; the study of the liturgy in Latin and of Gregorian Chant in seminaries is recommended.


The article also included several references to the late attempt by Cardinal Hummes to derail some of the conclusions related to the ordination of married men, absurdly justified by the "need" to confront the advance of Protestant sects in Latin America -- exactly the kind of liberal technique already exposed here. Even the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Sfeir, weighs in against the extension of the practice in the West.

Regarding the liturgy, there is no indication at this moment that the Traditional liturgy is directly mentioned in the exhortation.

3 comments:

John Mastai said...

The recourse to the ordination of married priests of proven virtue ("viri probati") to face the lack of vocations is excluded;

= SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

the admission of remarried divorced persons to Communion is forbidden, but it is recommended that the Christian community welcome and value their presence;

= SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

the study of the liturgy in Latin and of Gregorian Chant in seminaries is recommended.

= SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

"Recommendations" are worthless.

New Catholic said...

Let us see the actual text, OK? These decisions, if confirmed (especially the first two ones) are extremely important.

Traditionalists, who abhor innovations, should be glad that there is nothing new.

Matt said...

This is looks good. Let's see the actual document to see if it rolls back any innovations, that would be better, but holding the line is still a good thing.

Matt