Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross! It is also the anniversary of Summorum Pontificum issued by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

The faithful who desire the Mass in the extraordinary form (the 1962 Mass), have been given solid standing for making their desire known to their pastors. They also have been given the right to expect that desire to be met.

From the document:

Art. 7. If a group of lay faithful, as mentioned in art. 5 § 1, has not obtained satisfaction to their requests from the pastor, they should inform the diocesan bishop. The bishop is strongly requested to satisfy their wishes. If he cannot arrange for such celebration to take place, the matter should be referred to the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".
Art. 8. A bishop who, desirous of satisfying such requests, but who for various reasons is unable to do so, may refer the problem to the Commission "Ecclesia Dei" to obtain counsel and assistance.
For a side-by-side Latin/English presentation of Summorum Pontificum, go here.

No comments:

Post a Comment