Rome, Italy – Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro, Rome-based consultant to Una Voce America, confirmed that his Vatican sources have said the long awaited and much-rumored motu proprio easing restrictions on the Traditional Roman rite of Mass should be issued by Easter.
“I have information from a serious high level source that it is likely the motu proprio will be published before Easter,” Msgr. Barreiro said.
“The fact that the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, will be published on March 13, 2007, may pave the way for promulgation of the motu proprio,” he added.
PCED Interview Moratorium
The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED) would neither confirm nor deny this timetable when contacted on Friday, March 9, 2007. The spokesman answering the telephone said that Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos was not available for any more interviews until it was necessary for him to be available for such interviews...
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Rumors of Latin 'Motu Proprio' Reach Crescendo
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I would like to remind my readers that we've been through this before. Rumors like this circulated last Easter concerning the release of the pope's motu proprio freeing the Tridentine mass. However, I must admit, that this year there seems to be a lot more credibility behind them. I guess we'll all know by Easter, one way or the other...