Friday, July 06, 2007

Welcome Back to Long-Lost Sister

We welcome back our Sister Liturgy, the Rite of Rome often referred to at the Tridentine, or Rite of St Pius V. Specifically, the Holy Father Benedict XVI is easing the path for more common celebrations of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII.

As is so often the case, Rocco has the scoop.
Well, the cycle of speculation is now past, replaced at long last (after
years of consultations, delays and divisions in the Roman Curia) by the
definitive text – an impeccably constructed and painstakingly finessed package
of what is, at its core, a decisive compromise on the part of the
liturgically-attuned pontiff.

Chiding both sides in the furious debate over the wider availability of the
1962 Missal for voicing “very divergent reactions ranging from joyful acceptance
to harsh opposition, about a plan whose contents were in reality unknown,”
according to an advance copy of the documents obtained exclusively by Whispers,
Benedict yields a clear verdict as the “fruit of much reflection, numerous
consultations and prayer.”

For the whole report, visit Whispers in the Loggia.

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