Saturday, March 31, 2007

From Rorate Caeli

Bertone confirms motu proprio

In an interview for the cover story (pages 56-60) of Le Figaro Magazine (weekly magazine of the French national daily Le Figaro), published today (not yet available on the newspaper's website); excerpt:

Is a Decree widening the possibility of celebrating the Latin Mass according to the rite from before Vatican II (the so-called Mass of Saint Pius V) still expected?

Cardinal Bertone: The merit of the conciliar liturgical reform is intact. But both [for reasons of] not losing the great liturgical heritage left by Saint Pius V and for granting the wish of those faithful who desire to attend Masses according to this rite, within the framework of the Missal published in 1962 by Pope John XXIII, with its own calendar, there is no valid reason not to grant to every priest in the world* the right to celebrate according to this form. The authorization of the Supreme Pontiff would evidently preserve the validity of the rite of Paul VI. The publication of the motu proprio which specifies this authorisation will take place, but it will be the pope himself who will explain his motivations and the framework of his decision. The Sovereign Pontiff will personally explain his vision for the use of the ancient Missal to the Christian people, and particularly to the Bishops.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you currently a parish priest or in a monastary?? Most parish priests I know do not have the time to do this kind of research/posts.
What does Phoenix Vatican mean?

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Fr. Gonzales is a parish priest in the Diocese of Pheonix.

He may well be a theological savant. Why do I think this? Look at his picture! The combination of youth and wisdom is truly humbling.....

5:01 AM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Every since my grad school days I have been interested in all-things-Vatican, thus my research and study as ongoing formation.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous I. M. Wretched said...

How admirable -- and interesting -- a pursuit in one so young! You must have been a toddler in your grad school days, judging from your photo...

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Priests who don't take the time to study/research matters pertaining to the Faith (and pray) risk falling into mere activism, which the Holy Father recently cautioned clergy against.

If Fr G is spending a little of his time sharing the fruits of his priestly work, we should all be grateful.

Fr S. Ă“ Buaidhe,
Ireland.

4:33 PM  

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