Despite several inaccuracies in the article, this could be some positive news in the offing.
Have any of you heard of a "juridical guarantee" before? Is it a PC way of saying "universal indult"?
Please let this be so!
However, that said - we have one Tridentine Rite Mass here in my diocese - which encompasses a huge area - at 8:00 a.m. on Sundays only in just one city. Oh, and of course, it's a low Mass.
They may have to do it, but they'll do it as grudgingly and with as many obstacles as possible.
"THE VATICAN is preparing to relax the rules on the provision of the Tridentine rite"
Until all the arch-modernist bishops/cardinals who hate the traditional Latin Mass are replaced (or die off from AIDS) all this talk of relaxing draconian restrictions remains nothing more than "smoke and mirrors".
"demoralised by liturgical abuses"
The complaints must be pouring in from all directions, not just the US.
What can be done about liturgical abuses? First, know your rights. Inaestimabile Donum and Canon Law state: "The faithful have a right to a true Liturgy, which means the Liturgy desired and laid down by the Church, which has in fact indicated where adaptations may be made as called for by pastoral requirements in different places or by different groups of people. Undue experimentation, changes and creativity bewilder the faithful. Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list
"The faithful have a right to a true Liturgy, which means the Liturgy desired and laid down by the Church, which has in fact indicated where adaptations may be made as called for by pastoral requirements in different places or by different groups of people. Undue experimentation, changes and creativity bewilder the faithful.
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**Priests are allowed to celebrate the Tridentine rite, as long as they obtain permission from their local bishop.**
Han't this always been the case?
Anyone know what a "juridical guarantee" is???
Ok I'm confused. What is the difference between tridentine and indult? There are two latin masses? I've never been to either
This must be what Cardinal Hoyos was referring to last week when he told the SSPX that "The time is ripe" to come home. Remember?
I've got to say that this is the best news I have heard from Rome in years, and I am elated.
I joined in trashing the new rules that just came from Rome concering the Liturgy, but this I refuse to trash until such time it proves to be a hoax. I have prayed too long and too hard for this.
It MAY turn out not to be all it is cracked up to be, but any movement is more than we had. The Holy Ghost is moving the Vatican in some way. Prayers work
Cardinal Hoyos sentiments aside, the traditional Latin mass and sacraments aren't coming back in any meaningful way any time soon.
A priest doesn't just wake up on Monday morning and decide he's going to say Latin mass the following Sunday.
It takes both skill and time to learn the chants as well as the particular movements and rubrics that the priest must perform. And considering the vast majority of priests don't know enough Latin to read the slogan on a pack of cigarettes, it will take a considerable time to just get them up to competency in the language.
If Hoyos et al are serious about this, they have to begin by making a mandate to the seminaries that no one is ordained unless they are fluent in Latin and are able to say Latin mass when needed. Even then it will definitely take many years to bring back Latin in a meaningful manner.
I haven't been able to find this on google news. I hope this is not a hoax.