Saturday, July 7, 2007

The motu proprio: Summorum Pontificum

It's been just over 30 minutes since the motu proprio has been released.

I humbly turn you over to someone qualified to comment, Fr. Zuhlsdorf. He has an extensive post up and has even built in a podcazt!

Te Deum laudámus:
te Dóminum confitémur.
Te ætérnum Patrem,
omnis terra venerátur.
Tibi omnes ángeli,
tibi cæli
et univérsæ potestátes:
tibi chérubim et séraphim
incessábili voce proclámant:
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus,
Dóminus Deus Sábaoth.
Pleni sunt cæli et terra
maiestátis glóriæ tuæ.

The link he has to the actual motu proprio is not in English. But, Fr. Z has been looking over both English and Latin.

We should start seeing it appear in news outlets today, now that the embargo has been lifted at noon, Rome time. As of 6:30am this morning, there is nothing. I would imagine most newspapers will focus on it in their Sunday papers so tomorrow ought to be a big day. That is when we will begin a new media watch, probably through the eyes of Fr. Z.
Here is an unofficial translation from the Vatican Information Service. I don't know if this is the source of the USCCB version, which has already received some critiquing with regards to accuracy (softened in contrast to official Latin). We need to see the Vatican's English translation before we can comment further. What is sad is that many will run forever with the English version they find from the USCCB. We will assume, for the sake of charity, that any softening is unintended lest we fall into what the ccc calls, rash judgment.

I am not going to be too available today, so I encourage you to visit Fr. Z's homepage daily, if not a few times daily if you really want your motu proprio fix.

Other good resources to watch:


Don't miss The World Over Live special at 9:00pm EST on July 9th. Some of you may be interested to know of this on EWTN:


Discussion of the newly- released papal document by Pope Benedict XVI widening use of the 1962 Roman Missal.

Most Rev. Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska
Monsignor James Moroney, Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for the Liturgy
Fr. Kenneth Baker, SJ, Editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Most Rev. Thomas G. Doran, Bishop of Rockford, Illinois
Fr. George Gabet, FSSP, North American District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

JULY 9, 9:00 PM

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