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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

BREAKING: Vatican Permits SSPX To Celebrate Tridentine Mass At St. Peter's

(Catholic Church Conservation) - The Prior of the SSPX House of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Father Marcus Jasny has celebrated Masses in St. Peter's in the Old Rite. The SSPX referrto this in a report on its website about a pilgrimage to Rome of graduates of the Schöneberg High School for Girls near Bonn.

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate in southwest Germany.

The students visited the Eternal City, 24 August to 2 September.

In the morning at 7 clock Fr Jasny "could" celebrate the Mass in St. Peter’s - the report on the website of the SSPX states- at "that mysterious, quiet time of daybreak in St. Peter's, before the arrival of the torrents of tourist."

The paleo- liberal Swiss news agency 'Kipa-Apic' complained about the Latin Masses in Rome....

read full story here
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As best as I can tell, the story is accurate, and if indeed true, it sends a strong signal to traditional Catholics throughout the world. Rome has heard us, and change is on the way. As news of this story continues to break, I expect to see the customary back-and-forth game of words that has become so typical of the Vatican in recent years. First downplaying the significance, then refusing to deny it's significance. However this unfolds, it appears the Holy See is not only permitting the extraordinary form mass to be celebrated within St. Peter's, but it's actually allowing the SSPX to preside over the celebration.

This comes simultaneously with word that the Vatican has selected it's team to negotiate the terms of full reconciliation with the SSPX. As talks get underway, it appears that Rome is allowing normalization of relations to occur with gestures of good will. This is a very good sign indeed.