Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Still No Motu Proprio

Probably the first big Vatican news that I will have the pleasure of speaking about here will be the much anticipated motu proprio on the Tridentine Mass when it is released. The rumour mill has been spinning non-stop for over a year now, but it seems that the document is now imminent. Alice von Hildebrand has said that the Holy Father told her it will be coming out this May, making this Saturday (May 5th) the feast of Pope St. Pius V on the pre-conciliar calendar the most likely date in the minds of many. We do know that it is ready with Cardinal Bertone, and Cardinal Kasper both seperately confirming this. We don't know what it will say however, so we must pray for the Holy Father that he will be guided by the Holy Spirit as well as pray that the Tridentine Mass will bear much fruit in the Church for generations to come.
Prayer for the Liberation of the Tridentine Mass:
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, cuius Spiritu totum corpus Ecclesiae sanctificatur et regitur: Exaudi nos pro universis ordinibus supplicantes, ut gratiae tuae munere, ab omnibus tibi gradibus fideliter serviatur. Per Dominum Nostrum Iesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritu Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum. Amen.

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