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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tridentine Mass To Be Restored 'Soon'
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Keeping in mind that no credible date can be set for the promulgation of the Pope's 'motu propio' on the liberalization of the Tridentine Mass, more news is surfacing on its impending release. It would appear that everything is progressing smoothly, and in an orderly fashion. The document is being combed through for its final version. There is some debate (depending on who is quoting whom) over whether the document is now in its final form, or if some more revision needs to be done. One thing remains a constant among all sources. The promulgation of this 'motu propio' is coming very VERY soon! -- whatever that means?
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.