The following is the Vatican’s official translation of the official Latin text. 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. Letter From Rome . Site copyright © 2020 the Society of Saint Odo of Cluny. Father John Zuhlsdorf Analyzes Its Effects. This document was most directly opposed on account of two fears, which I would like to address somewhat more closely in this letter. § 5 In churches that are not parish or conventual churches, it is the duty of the Rector of the church to grant the above permission. "It was towards this same goal that succeeding Roman Pontiffs directed their energies during the subsequent centuries in order to ensure that the rites and liturgical books were brought up to date and when necessary clarified. All rights reserved. The total exclusion of the new rite would not in fact be consistent with the recognition of its value and holiness. John Paul II amended the third typical edition of the Roman Missal. The Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", erected by John Paul II in 1988 (5), continues to exercise its function. If a group of lay faithful, as mentioned in art. See Summorum Pontificum. Contents of the "Motu Proprio" and accompanying letter. It has … The last version of the Missale Romanum prior to the Council, which was published with the authority of Pope John XXIII in 1962 and used during the Council, will now be able to be used as a Forma extraordinaria of the liturgical celebration. Au niveau d'une paroisse, la décision de la faire célébrer ou non revient naturellement au curé (Art. The present Norms are also meant to free Bishops from constantly having to evaluate anew how they are to respond to various situations. There have been very divergent reactions ranging from joyful acceptance to harsh opposition, about a plan whose contents were in reality unknown. If an individual community or an entire Institute or Society wishes to undertake such celebrations often, habitually or permanently, the decision must be taken by the Superiors Major, in accordance with the law and following their own specific decrees and statues. Home > AA-Media > Articles > Explanatory Letter on Summorum Pontificum. § 2 Ordinaries are given the right to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation using the earlier Roman Pontifical, if the good of souls would seem to require it. pilgrimages. Furthermore, I invite you, dear Brothers, to send to the Holy See an account of your experiences, three years after this Motu Proprio has taken effect. In conclusion, dear Brothers, I very much wish to stress that these new norms do not in any way lessen your own authority and responsibility, either for the liturgy or for the pastoral care of your faithful. If truly serious difficulties come to light, ways to remedy them can be sought. The Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum, from Benedict XVI to all the Bishops of the world, issued July 7, 2007. The bishop is strongly requested to satisfy their wishes. Art. Pope Benedict XVI released the document after "much reflection, numerous consultations, and prayer." There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. The following text is the unofficial Vatican Information Service translation of the official Latin text. (5) Cf John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Motu proprio data "Ecclesia Dei," 2 July 1988, 6: AAS 80 (1988), 1498. 4. (2) Thus our predecessors Clement VIII, Urban VIII, St. Pius X (3), Benedict XV, Pius XII and Blessed John XXIII all played a part. It is known, in fact, that the Latin liturgy of the Church in its various forms, in each century of the Christian era, has been a spur to the spiritual life of many saints, has reinforced many peoples in the virtue of religion and fecundated their piety. 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. At the time, the Pope primarily wanted to assist the Society of Saint Pius X to recover full unity with the Successor of Peter, and sought to heal a wound experienced ever more painfully. "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. What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. Your charity and pastoral prudence will be an incentive and guide for improving these. This was especially the case in countries where the liturgical movement had provided many people with a notable liturgical formation and a deep, personal familiarity with the earlier Form of the liturgical celebration. 22 novembre 2020. In the letter that accompanied Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. These, translated into the various languages of the world, were willingly accepted by bishops, priests and faithful. Each priest may now celebrate the Extraordinary Form without permission from the bishop. Accompanying Letter of Pope Benedict. Letter 113 published 4 December 2020. Many other Roman pontiffs, in the course of the centuries, showed particular solicitude in ensuring that the sacred liturgy accomplished this task more effectively. One of the liturgical books of the Roman rite is the Roman Missal, which developed in the city of Rome and, with the passing of the centuries, little by little took forms very similar to that it has had in recent times. Paul was certainly speaking in another context, but his exhortation can and must touch us too, precisely on this subject. 19 novembre 2020. John XXIII is to be considered as an extraordinary expression of that same 'Lex orandi,' and must be given due honour for its venerable and ancient usage. In the document, he stated that the "the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Bl. 18 décembre 2020. 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. This fear also strikes me as quite unfounded. 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. SAFEGUARDING AND PROMOTING THE USUS ANTIQUIOR OF THE … Part 1 appeared Sunday. Cette année, en l’absence de possibilité de les Lire la suite ... Summorum Pontificum. 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. 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. From the beginning of this century they undertook a more general reform.' I now come to the positive reason which motivated my decision to issue this Motu Proprio updating that of 1988. Les Sœurs Consolatrices du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus ont été fondées les années 1960 par le Père Basilio Rosati, Passioniste. 397. Each Bishop, in fact, is the moderator of the liturgy in his own Diocese (cf. We all know that, in the movement led by Archbishop Lefebvre, fidelity to the old Missal became an external mark of identity; the reasons for the break which arose over this, however, were at a deeper level. Comme chaque année, nous relayons avec plaisir les informations des Marchés de Noël organisés par les écoles indépendantes. Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum - Pope Benedict XVI (June 7, 2007) This is the document by which Pope Benedict XVI allowed for more widespread use of the 1962 Missal. SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ON THE USE OF THE ROMAN LITURGY PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF 1970 . 6. (2) John Paul II, Apostolic Letter "Vicesimus quintus annus," 4 December 1988, 3: AAS 81 (1989), 899. Copyright © 2020 Eternal Word Television Network, Inc. Irondale, Alabama. 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. Pope Benedict XVI. Unfortunately this reconciliation has not yet come about. It is a matter of coming to an interior reconciliation in the heart of the Church. 5). My dear Brother Bishops, 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. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture. For such celebrations, with either one Missal or the other, the priest has no need for permission from the Apostolic See or from his Ordinary. At the time of the introduction of the new Missal, it did not seem necessary to issue specific norms for the possible use of the earlier Missal. Un nouveau noviciat pour les Sœurs Consolatrices du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus Summorum Pontificum. MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, 6 JULY 2008 (ZENIT) Benedict XVI's letter "Summorum Pontificum" on the traditional form of the Mass has sparked an increased interest in the Latin-language liturgy, especially among priests, says an expert on liturgical translations. 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