Tuesday, 7 July 2009

7/7/07: Summorum Pontificum anniversary (and where is the Papal Mass in the EF!)

It has been pointed out to me that I've been remiss in not mentioning that today is the anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the papal legislation that recognized the Traditional Latin Mass 1962-style as one of the two uses of the Roman Rite, and thus freed the traditional mass from many of the restrictions that had previously applied to its celebration.

Since the release of SP, the number of TLMs being said around the world has exploded, and more and more bishops are joining the party. All is not perfect of course, with some resisters still amongst our bishops and priests. And of course, two years on, we've yet to see a papal mass celebrated in the Extraordinary Form, even if we have seen many other important steps in toward the restoration of tradition (depicted below, Vespers in the newly restored Chapel of St Paul in the Vatican).

Still, the times are changing, so we should give thanks for what we have, and pray for the Pope to take the next step...

1 comment:

Gabriella said...

Yes - we'll give thanks to the Lord and pray for our Holy Father.