Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Motu Proprio Teasers

This one comes to us via Fr. Z. In an address to CELAM, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos made specific references to the loosening of the restriction concerning the 1962 Missal. To the point...

For these reasons the Holy Father has the intention of extending to the whole Latin Church the possibility of celebrating the Holy Mass and the Sacraments according to the liturgical books promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962. For this liturgy, which was never abolished, and that, as we have said, is considered a treasure, a new and renewed interest exists today and also for this reason the Holy Father thinks that the time has come to facilitate, as the first Commission Cardenalicia had wanted it in 1986, the access to this liturgy, doing of her an extraordinary form of the only Roman rite.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out here in Boise. Our cathedral is undergoing renovation of its lower chapel, which would've been an excellent place for the Tridentine liturgy. I can think of one other church (St. Mary's) that would be perfect, but it's about to undergo renovation as well.

I have no idea who would be qualified around here to offer Mass according to the Tridentine missal, but it would be lovely to experience it in one of our local parishes.
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