Thursday, October 12

Pope rumored to be releasing Motu Proprio permission for Tridentine Rite celebration

Procession before High Mass here in CC
For those not familiar with the Tridentine mass here is a quick summary:

"The Tridentine rite is currently available to groups of Catholics who ask and receive permission for its use from their local bishops. The old rite is celebrated in Latin and follows the Roman Missal of 1962, which was replaced in 1969 with the new Roman Missal." -From Catholic News Service (see Amy Welborn's Post)
*Note: This is the case for us here in CC.
The Rumor is 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. - See Jimmy Akin's Blog
Open book - Amy Welborn and her post on the topic
Jimmy Akin also has more on the subject

This would be a big step for the Catholic Church in the modern world. A little more sense of the sacred would be a step in the right direction for our culture. I had never experienced a latin mass before our move out to CC, but now that we have the tridentine mass it is so hard to go back ... the old latin mass is just so beautiful. Even though at first it was difficult to follow the latin, with a little patience and persistence in following along with the missal, it is now very easy to understand, and even to know how to respond in the latin. Looking ahead - this would also be a very big step towards bringing SSPX back into the Catholic Church.

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