Saturday, July 7, 2007

Summorum Pontificum Summary

Summary on the Summorum Pontificum motu proprio 1: 1962 Missal is the "extraordinaria expressio" of the Roman Rite. 2: Priests may celebrate in private without the permission of bishops (except Easter Triduum). 3: Religious communities may chose to do so as well as individual members thereof. 4: The faithful may of their free will assist at masses mentioned in #2. 5.1: if a "stable" group exists in a parish "the pastor should willingly accept their requests to celebrate the Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962, and ensure that the welfare of these faithful harmonises with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the guidance of the bishop in accordance with canon 392, avoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church." 5.2: Mass can be celebrated any day, only once on Sundays and Feast days. 5.3: Mass may be celebrated on special occasions (marriages, funerals or occasional celebrations, pilgrimages). 5.4: Priests must be in qualified and good standing to be authorized. 5.5: In non-parish churches the rector has the duty to grant the aforementioned. 6: Readings "may" be in the vernacular. 7: If the pastor fails to act on the wishes of the faithful they should make request of the bishop. "The bishop is strongly requested to satisfy their wishes. If he cannot arrange for such celebration to take place, the matter should be referred to the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei"." 8: Bishop may seek council from Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". 9.1: Pastor may offer "Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, Penance, and the Anointing of the Sick, if the good of souls would seem to require it." 9.2: Bishop may offer confirmation "if the good of souls would seem to require it". 9.3: Clerics may use the 1962 Breviary. 10: Bishop may establish a traditional parish or appoint a chaplain. 11: Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" continues it's duties. 12: In addition it "will exercise the authority of the Holy See, supervising the observance and application of these dispositions." Goes into effect September 14, this year on the "Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross". (Hat Tip: Matt)

2 comments:

Crucesignato said...

We should organize a "stable" group in the parish of St. Anne's and request a Tridentine Mass in order to counterbalance the progressive pastor and members who have taken control there.

crucesignato said...

We should organize a "stable" group in the parish of St. Anne's and request a Tridentine Mass in order to counterbalance the progressive pastor and members who have taken control there.

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