Thursday, October 12, 2006

Something a bit more official

Many of your would have seen much of this already on Dominicanus and the like, but I'm amazed CathNews bothered with it. We live in interesting times...

Vatican source says pope to expand use of Tridentine Mass
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI is preparing to expand permission to use the Tridentine Mass, the pre-Vatican II rite favored by traditionalist groups, said an informed Vatican source.
The pope is expected to issue a document "motu proprio," or on his own initiative, which will address the concerns of "various traditionalists," said the source, who asked not to be named.

The source said the new permission, or indult, was a papal decision, but was being done in cooperation with agencies of the Roman Curia. He would not elaborate on the extent of the indult, when it would be established or how it would work. Full Story.
Update: I didn't get time today, but sources tell me this story made it to the printed version of The Australian. Seems its been a secular media hit worldwide too!

1 comment:

Acolytus said...

I hope it's true, but, we have been hearing this sort of thing for years.
The 'Times on line' had an article on Wednesday that said that the new indult would permit any priest to introduce the Tridentine Mass to his church, anywhere in the world, unless his bishop has explicitly forbidden it in writing.
The leak is said to have come from Cardinal Zen. We can only hope and pray that it is true and that bishops forget how to write.