Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.
Les grenouille de beneditier will be croaking with delight this week-end.
Fr TimWhat are the implications of SP for the use of the pre-1970 breviary? I presume that lay-people are (and always have been) free to use the 1960 breviary in private recitation. I would have thought that the logical conclusion is that clergy are now free to use the 1960 breviary in private recitation. But what about public celebrations? It would be great to think that we could restore Tenebrae to Holy Week or, for example, end a day of recollection with Vespers or Compline.
The decree explicitly grants permission (without any conditions) for clerics to use the 1962 breviary. While this most obviously applies to private recitation, I think that the change in mentality insisted on by Pope Benedict would mean that if a parish priest arranged Vespers on Sunday and used the old rite, he is unlikely to have to justify it.If a Bishop wanted to say that it was not allowed and the case ended up in Ecclesia Dei or some other dicastery, it is fairly obvious what the answer would be.
Will the readings for the 'new' old mass be in English? And how does one receive Communion?
Fr Tim,The Scottish Bishops have publicly commented on the SP. To date i've not seen or heard anthing from Westminster. Maybe i've missed something?
Nick:http://www.rcdow.org.uk/cardinal/default.asp?library_ref=1&content_ref=1434Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor said: ““On behalf of the Bishops of England and Wales I welcome the Holy Father’s call for unity within the Church and especially towards those who are very attached to celebrating the Mass according to the Missal of 1962.“We are confident that the provisions already made throughout England and Wales under the indult granted back in 1971 go a significant way towards meeting the requirements of the new Norms. We foresee little difficulty in receiving and carrying out the Pope’s teaching about the two forms of the celebration of the Eucharist. There will of course be some priests who may not know immediately how best to respond to genuine requests for the extraordinary rite. The Norms are perfectly clear that the responsibility lies with the Bishop and where appropriate for him to refer to the Holy See for assistance and advice. “In Westminster, I have readily given permission for the celebration of Mass according to the John XXIII Missal in some churches in our Diocese. So I was glad to be among those consulted by the Holy Father before he issued this document and to share with fellow Bishops from around the world our experiences in England and Wales in this matter. The situation is very different in almost every country, and we were united with the Holy Father in his desire for reconciliation and for unity in prayer and belief.“I am confident that the Bishops of England and Wales are well placed to implement this timely Letter and the Norms which clarify the universal discipline of the Church.”
"There will of course be some priests who may not know immediately how best to respond to genuine requests for the extraordinary rite. The Norms are perfectly clear that the responsibility lies with the Bishop and where appropriate for him to refer to the Holy See for assistance and advice."This means no change - it is foolish to suggest otherwise.
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