7 Years On – Summorum Pontificum…editor
The Supreme Pontiffs have to this day shown constant concern that the Church of Christ should offer worthy worship to the Divine Majesty, “for the praise and glory of his name” and “the good of all his holy Church.”
As from time immemorial, so too in the future, it is necessary to maintain the principle that “each particular Church must be in accord with the universal Church not only regarding the doctrine of the faith and sacramental signs, but also as to the usages universally received from apostolic and unbroken tradition. These are to be observed not only so that errors may be avoided, but also that the faith may be handed on in its integrity, since the Church’s rule of prayer (lex orandi) corresponds to her rule of faith (lex credendi).” Read more
Yesterday marked the 7th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum. Those of us who hoped there would be a reasonable response to it, with our parishes providing a Traditional Latin Mass at least once on Sundays and Holy Days, have been sorely disappointed. Is there anyone out there who shared our hopes seven years ago who is NOT disappointed? If Summorum Pontificum is to be kicked into the long grass, is there anything we can do about it? There has to be something, surely, in this age of “dialogue”, “equality” and “diversity”?