Among the pontiffs who showed that requisite concern, particularly outstanding is the name of St. Gregory the Great, who made every effort to ensure that the new peoples of Europe received both the Catholic faith and the treasures of worship and culture that had been accumulated by the Romans in preceding centuries. Many other Roman pontiffs, in the course of the centuries, showed particular solicitude in ensuring that the sacred liturgy accomplished this task more effectively. The celebration of the Mass according to the Missal of Paul VI will be able to demonstrate, more powerfully than has been the case hitherto, the sacrality which attracts many people to the former usage. Comme chaque année, nous relayons avec plaisir les informations des Marchés de Noël organisés par les écoles indépendantes. Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio. Art. Many people who clearly accepted the binding character of the Second Vatican Council, and were faithful to the Pope and the Bishops, nonetheless also desired to recover the form of the sacred liturgy that was dear to them. | Irondale, AL 35210 |. I entrust these norms to the powerful intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, and I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing to you, dear Brothers, to the parish priests of your dioceses, and to all the priests, your co-workers, as well as to all your faithful. The conditions for the use of this Missal as laid down by earlier documents 'Quattuor abhinc annis' and 'Ecclesia Dei,' are substituted as follows: Art. Art. He took great concern to ensure the dissemination of monks and nuns who, following the Rule of St. Benedict, together with the announcement of the Gospel illustrated with their lives the wise provision of their Rule that 'nothing should be placed before the work of God.' The following text is the unofficial Vatican Information Service translation of the official Latin text. 2. "With great trust and hope, I am consigning to you as pastors the text of a new Apostolic Letter 'Motu Proprio data' on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970. There have been very divergent reactions ranging from joyful acceptance to harsh opposition, about a plan whose contents were in reality unknown. In the letter that accompanied Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. Before writing a letter, take some time to find out who in your parish may be interested in attending the traditional Latin Mass. (1). 2 may - observing all the norms of law - also be attended by faithful who, of their own free will, ask to be admitted. All rights reserved. 10. The use of the old Missal presupposes a certain degree of liturgical formation and some knowledge of the Latin language; neither of these is found very often. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. As Pope Benedict wrote of Mass in the extraordinary form in his letter accompanying Summorum Pontificum, people have discovered this liturgical form, felt its attraction and found in it a form of encounter with the Mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist. Art. 4. Should some problem arise which the parish priest cannot resolve, the local Ordinary will always be able to intervene, in full harmony, however, with all that has been laid down by the new norms of the Motu Proprio. Pope Benedict begins with a general pastoral statement that touches on the role of the pope in promoting the Church’s worship of God and the needed unity and continuity in this area. The English translation (from the original Latin) follows. The Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", erected by John Paul II in 1988 (5), continues to exercise its function. Benedict XVI. This will bring out the spiritual richness and the theological depth of this Missal. And I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church. § 1 In parishes, where there is a stable group of faithful who adhere to the earlier liturgical tradition, the pastor should willingly accept their requests to celebrate the Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962, and ensure that the welfare of these faithful harmonises with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the guidance of the bishop in accordance with canon 392, avoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church. A propos de la communion dans la main Summorum Pontificum . Letter to the Bishops Accompanying Summorum Pontificum – Pope Benedict XVI (June 7, 2007) Pope Benedict XVI sent the letter to the bishops of the world to explain his reasoning for allowing more widespread use of the 1962 Missal. SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ON THE USE OF THE ROMAN LITURGY PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF 1970 . If a group of lay faithful, as mentioned in art. It is true that there have been exaggerations and at times social aspects unduly linked to the attitude of the faithful attached to the ancient Latin liturgical tradition. The document is the fruit of much reflection, numerous consultations and prayer. This document was most directly opposed on account of two fears, which I would like to address somewhat more closely in this letter. The Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of the Sovereign Pontiff Benedict XVI given Motu Proprio on 7 July 2007, which came into effect on 14 September 2007, has made the richness of the Roman Liturgy more accessible to the Universal Church. 19 novembre 2020. LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI TO THE BISHOPS ON THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE APOSTOLIC LETTER "MOTU PROPRIO DATA" SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ON THE USE OF THE ROMAN LITURGY PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF 1970. In Part 2 of this interview with ZENIT, he spoke with ZENIT about the impact "Summorum Pontificum" has had on the life of the Church life one year after its release. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture." Summary of the accompanying letter In his cover letter to the bishops, Pope Benedict declared unfounded two fears that had been expressed with regard to the change that he was making: that the change would detract from the authority of the Second Vatican Council; and that it would lead to disarray or even divisions within parish communities. One has the impression that omissions on the part of the Church have had their share of blame for the fact that these divisions were able to harden. Les Sœurs Consolatrices du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus ont été fondées les années 1960 par le Père Basilio Rosati, Passioniste. Immediately after the Second Vatican Council it was presumed that requests for the use of the 1962 Missal would be limited to the older generation which had grown up with it, but in the meantime it has clearly been demonstrated that young persons too have discovered this liturgical form, felt its attraction and found in it a form of encounter with the Mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist, particularly suited to them. If he cannot arrange for such celebration to take place, the matter should be referred to the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei". Pope John Paul II thus felt obliged to provide, in his Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei (2 July 1988), guidelines for the use of the 1962 Missal; that document, however, did not contain detailed prescriptions but appealed in a general way to the generous response of Bishops towards the “legitimate aspirations” of those members of the faithful who requested this usage of the Roman Rite. Au niveau d'une paroisse, la décision de la faire célébrer ou non revient naturellement au curé (Art. Sacrosanctum Concilium, 22: “Sacrae Liturgiae moderatio ab Ecclesiae auctoritate unice pendet quae quidem est apud Apostolicam Sedem et, ad normam iuris, apud Episcopum”). The bishop is strongly requested to satisfy their wishes. Bishop Fellay on Summorum Pontificum Read why the Catholic world should be grateful to Archbishop Lefebvre for his struggle to maintain the rights of the traditional Roman Mass, a fight that is based firstmost upon doctrinal issues. Pope Benedict XVI released the document after "much reflection, numerous consultations, and prayer." 5. Art. In the letter that accompanied Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. Rather, it is a matter of a twofold use of one and the same rite. He commanded that the form of the sacred liturgy as celebrated in Rome (concerning both the Sacrifice of Mass and the Divine Office) be conserved. My dear Brother Bishops, With great trust and hope, I am … It has … With great trust and hope, I am consigning to you as Pastors the text of a new Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970. Unfortunately this reconciliation has not yet come about. Accompanying Letter of Pope Benedict. On Saturday 7 July 2007 Pope Benedict XVI issued an Apostolic Letter on the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of 1962. John XXIII must be qualified to do so and not juridically impeded. (2) John Paul II, Apostolic Letter "Vicesimus quintus annus," 4 December 1988, 3: AAS 81 (1989), 899. Pope John XXIII in 1962, or the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970, and may do so on any day with the exception of the Easter Triduum. 8. This fear also strikes me as quite unfounded. This fear is unfounded. This letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops of the World was issued 7 July 2007 together with his Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum” on the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of 1962. All blog articles and essays copyright © 2020 by their authors. Celebrations of Mass as mentioned above in art. The following is the Vatican’s official translation of the official Latin text. 2) pour une célébration privée. I am speaking from experience, since I too lived through that period with all its hopes and its confusion. § 2 Celebration in accordance with the Missal of Bl. If truly serious … Outstanding among them is St. Pius V who, sustained by great pastoral zeal and following the exhortations of the Council of Trent, renewed the entire liturgy of the Church, oversaw the publication of liturgical books amended and 'renewed in accordance with the norms of the Fathers,' and provided them for the use of the Latin Church.