Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Another Motu Propio "Sighting"

Catholic News Service (CNS) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has published an article by staff writer John Thavis, 2007 promises a world of busyness for Pope Benedict, which , among other topics, speaks of the scheduled ad limina visits by bishops of the world, and plans for a May trip to Brazil and a September visit to Austria. Most importantly for many is the second paragraph:

The pope, who turns 80 in May, plans sometime in the spring to publish his book, "Jesus of Nazareth: From His Baptism to His Transfiguration," a work aimed at bringing a vivid portrait of Jesus to a wide audience.

Before then, other papal documents are expected to arrive; they include a post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist and, according to Vatican sources, a document issued "motu proprio" (on his own initiative) that would expand permission to use the pre-Vatican II Tridentine Mass.

We’ll see.

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