Friday, December 15, 2006

Coming Soon To A Parish Near You

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to seeing more signs like this in the near future....

Reputable Catholic news agencies are now reporting that the Pope's 'motu propio' on the Tridentine mass will be released sometime after Christmas, while the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist could come in mid-January 2007. Sources are saying the Apostolic Exhortation, which is separate from the pope's 'motu propio,' would contain a commitment to the celibate priesthood, an encouragement for the use of more Latin in the vernacular Novus Ordo mass, and a request that seminarians learn the Latin language. It is said to also promote the recovery of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphonic music, while calling for modern contemporary music to be phased out of litugical celebrations.