Motu proprio sightings

Motu proprio sightings

Rocco posts his update on the expect motu proprio to free the Tridentine Mass and discusses the expected timeline.

As of earlier today, not one copy of the document had yet turned up at the offices of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, nor among other usual suspects who customarily get embargoed copies of significant papal messages…

Not true, my boy, not true. A little Roman birdie tells me that the long-awaited document has been sighted in one of those very offices. While it doesn’t look good for a May 5 release (the latest in a long line of proposed dates, a game I decline to play), it’s moving right along.

Meanwhile, when the ball drops and the creek rises and Trent is once again out stalking about the land, the following warning label should be heeded:


Technorati Tags: | | | | | | |

  • One of the surest signs I have that it’s in the wind is the “homily” I heard on Sunday, where the priest was raving about people who want the Traditional Latin Mass, and expressing his relief that “they’re dying off daily.” ?????

    Anyway, when Ford pardoned Nixon, even many conservatives said, “Pardon the draft dodgers!”

    After the Limbo thing, I would imagine the _motu proprio_ must be near, because the Limbo thing would be a major “blow” to RadTrads, who often overlap with Feeneyites.  Objection to “baptism by desire” is a major theological issue among RadTrads.

  • I think you’re right, Domenico, about not getting wrapped up in this thing.  It’s gone on too long.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.  Along with the English translation, for that matter.

    Meantime, it’s got the dissidents quaking for now.  That’s a good thing.