[7], Apart from celebration of Mass, Pope Benedict authorised parish priests to grant, "after careful consideration" and "if advantageous for the good of souls", permission to use the older ritual in the administration of Baptism, Marriage, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick. He stated that, while it had first been thought that interest in the Tridentine Mass would disappear with the older generation that had grown up with it, some young persons too have "felt its attraction and found in it a form of encounter with the mystery of the Eucharist particularly suited to them." SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM. He recognised 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." "[23], Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor's words as quoted by Thompson echo those of Pope Benedict, who wrote to the bishops: "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"; and he invited them "to send to the Holy See an account of your experiences, three years after this Motu Proprio has taken effect. Summary of Summorum Pontificum Low Mass celebrated at the Chapel of the Dawn Gate in Wilno (Vilnius). [15], Benedict, who himself led discussions with the SSPX during his tenure as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave as a reason for making the effort represented by his motu proprio the regretted fact that, "over the centuries ... at critical moments when divisions were coming about, not enough was done by the Church's leaders to maintain or regain reconciliation and unity" and "omissions on the part of the Church have had their share of blame for the fact that these divisions were able to harden." Mit dem Aufstieg des Christentums … A Canonistic Notes on Summorum Pontificum From the New Liturgical Movement The first 2008 issue of Liturgisches Jahrbuch ("Liturgical Yearbook") contains some very clear and sound notes from a canonist's perspective on the implications of Summorum Pontificum. Introduction Summorum Pontificum (English: "Of the Supreme Pontiffs") is an apostolic letter of Pope Benedict XVI, issued in July 2007, which specifies the circumstances in which priests of the Latin Church may celebrate Mass according to what he calls the "Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962" (the latest edition of the Roman Missal, in the form known as the Tridentine Mass or Traditional Latin Mass), and administer most of the sacraments in the form used before the liturgical reforms that followed the Second Vatican Council. This letter gave further explanations regarding the appropriateness and the need for the Motu Proprio; it was a matter of overcoming a lacuna by providing new norms for the use of the Roman Liturgy of 1962. To avoid the situation whereby the desire to recover the old form of liturgy "occurred above all because in many places celebrations were not faithful to the prescriptions of the new Missal, but the latter actually was understood as authorising or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear ... caus(ing) deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church", he recommended faithful observance of the Missal of Paul VI: "The most sure guarantee that the Missal of Paul VI can unite parish communities and be loved by them consists in its being celebrated with great reverence in harmony with the liturgical directives. ", Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, the body charged with overseeing the implementation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, commented on the worry that some have expressed, even after publication of the motu proprio, "that a small minority of believers may impose the Mass of Saint Pius V on the parish". Thus, while opening the door to the Tridentine Mass, the Pope expects the SSPX to acknowledge the legitimacy of the Mass of Paul VI. [43] Other objections were raised in the mistaken belief that the pre-1960 form of the Prayer for the Jews that was included in the original form of the Tridentine Mass was being restored,[44] a form that spoke of "the faithless Jews" (pro perfidis Iudaeis), which some interpreted as meaning "the perfidious Jews". 8:02. Fellay then stated that the Society is eager "after the decree of excommunication which still affects its bishops has been withdrawn—to consider more serenely the disputed doctrinal issues. Teulfus' column heading made him a cardinal accidentally; "cardinal bishops" is not a phrase found in papal bulls. It is not therefore necessary to ask any other permission."[17]. The English translation omits the limitation on Sundays and feast days to a single such Mass. This is the saddest moment in my life as a man, priest and bishop. Bishops are therefore encouraged to make proper formation for this purpose available in seminaries, and the possibility of recourse, if there are no other suitable priests, to the collaboration of priests from the Institutes set up by the "Ecclesia Dei" Commission (which normally use the forma extraordinaria) is also indicated. Max. Here below is one of several sources for my statement regarding Cardinal Bergoglio's attitude toward the old Mass. The total exclusion of the new rite would not in fact be consistent with the recognition of its value and holiness." As the date on which it was in fact issued approached, these declarations became more precise. September 2007 in Kraft trat. It's a day of mourning, not just for me but for the many people who worked for the Second Vatican Council. Motu-proprio: Summorum-Pontificum. by: Andrieu, Michel, 1886-1956, Published: (1938) Pontificale Romanum : summorum pontificum jussu editum / et a Benedicto XIV. If truly serious difficulties come to light, ways to remedy them can be sought". [29] Only a limited number of priests actually know how to celebrate the Tridentine Mass, and a shortage of priests means that many priests already have full schedules on weekends. ; recognitum et castigatum. It reaffirms the competence of the diocesan bishops in implementing the Motu proprio, recalling that in the event of a dispute about the celebration in forma extraordinaria judgement falls to the Ecclesia Dei Commission. no:Summorum Pontificum In view of fears expressed while the document was in preparation, he took pains to emphasize that his decision in no way detracts from the authority of the Second Vatican Council and that, not only for juridical reasons, but also because the requisite "degree of liturgical formation and some knowledge of the Latin language" are not found very often, the Mass of Paul VI remains the "normal" form of the Roman Rite Eucharistic liturgy. PRO PEREGRINATIONE SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM. While leaving the assessment of the number of people required for its establishment to the wise judgement of pastors, it states that the group does not necessarily have to be composed of persons belonging to a single parish, but may result from people who come together from different parishes or even from other dioceses. )[31] The ADL called the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum "a theological setback in the religious life of Catholics and a body blow to Catholic-Jewish relations, after 40 years of progress between the Church and the Jewish people. On the part of the bishops, two fears were expressed, which Pope Benedict mentioned in the letter to bishops with which he accompanied his motu proprio, declaring them unfounded. According to Murphy-O'Connor, the ruling leaves the power of local bishops untouched. In article 4, he said that these Masses celebrated without a congregation "may be attended also by members of the lay faithful who spontaneously request to do so, with respect for the requirements of law". [8], Bishops may establish "personal parishes" or appoint chaplains for administering the sacraments according to the old form. SSPX News My Tweets THE MOVIE. The document could have an impact upon the celebration of the sacred liturgy for many years to come. sharing the Pope's "concern about the unity of the Church. Juli 1922 den heiligen Ignatius von Loyola zum Schutzpatron der Geistlichen Exerzitien ernannt hat.. Papst Pius XI. [11] The Bishops' Conference of Scotland said in a statement that the document "reflects the pastoral concern" of Benedict XVI "for those who find themselves drawn to that form of the Eucharistic celebration"..."a pastoral concern which the bishops of Scotland share." The role of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei is confirmed, and recourse may be had to it to solve all difficulties, including by "a bishop who desires to make provision for requests of lay faithful ... but is for various reasons prevented from doing so. Although the Council accompanied this response with the observation that a stable group of the faithful attached to the older form has a right to assist at Mass in the extraordinary form, a website that published the response interpreted it as not requiring the existence of such a stable group.[18]. Canonistic Notes on Summorum Pontificum From the New Liturgical Movement, "The article (Liturgisches Jahrbuch 1/2008, p. 3 ff.) on his own initiative). In the letter to the Bishops accompanying Summorum Pontificum, Benedict notes that during the consultation period preceding the Motu Proprio, many people opposed his … Summary on the Summorum Pontificum motu proprio 1: 1962 Missal is the "extraordinaria expressio" of the Roman Rite. In fact, it removes the bishops' power to block the ancient liturgy; the cardinal is misrepresenting its contents. an English translation in a parallel column. Summorum Pontificum Bonn, Bonn. For more than a year before the publication of Summorum Pontificum Vatican officials, such as Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, indicated that Pope Benedict XVI had decided to issue a document on the matter. [10] Stable groups of the kind mentioned in article 5 whose parish priest does not grant them their request should inform the diocesan bishop, who is asked to satisfy their desire. Archbishop José Horacio Gómez of San Antonio said in a press statement that he believed the letter "will open up great possibilities for reconciliation and unity with those who have shown great devotion to the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970." 34K likes. [21], Writer Damian Thompson, Editor-in-chief of the Catholic Herald, Telegraph journalist and blogger,[22] wrote on 16 November 2007 that, as a result of the publication of Pope Benedict's document of 7 July 2007, "Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor was most displeased. Making a comparison between bishops attending a Mass celebrated by a visiting cardinal and attendance at the launch of a new book, Thompson also "passed on a rumour"[38] that Pope Benedict was annoyed at the absence of any English bishop at the Pontifical High Mass that Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, head of Ecclesia Dei, celebrated in Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor's own Westminster Cathedral on 14 June 2008. The normative part of the document (nn.12-35) contains 23 brief points on various arguments. 2: Priests may celebrate in private without the permission of bishops (except Easter Triduum). How do you judge this decision? One was fear that the document would detract from the authority of the Second Vatican Council, by calling into question one of the Council's essential decisions, namely the liturgical reform. 3: Religious communities may chose to do so as well as individual members thereof. Questions and Answers Regarding the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. Last week he hit back with a 'commentary' on Summorum Pontificum. He stated that, while it had first been thought that interest in the Tridentine Mass would disappear with the older generation that had grown up with it, some young persons too have "felt its attraction and found in it a form of encounter with the mystery of the Eucharist particularly suited to them." Follow us on FB. "[33] The Roman-Rite Mass before 1959 contained a reference to "the perfidious Jews", which was deleted in 1959 and does not appear in the missal permitted by Summorum Pontificum. [12] However, even the parts of the Catholic Church in China that were under the control of the Government-created Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association had for years already been using the revised form of the Mass and in the vernacular, not the Tridentine Mass in Latin. To avoid the situation whereby the desire to recover the old form of liturgy "occurred above all because in many places celebrations were not faithful to the prescriptions of the new Missal, but the latter actually was understood as authorising or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear ... caus(ing) deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church", he recommended faithful observance of the Missal of Paul VI: "The most sure guarantee that the Missal of Paul VI can unite parish communities and be loved by them consists in its being celebrated with great reverence in harmony with the liturgical directives. Pope John XXIII replaced this prayer in 1959, so that it does not appear in the missal permitted by Summorum Pontificum. 27. A Summorum pontificum (magyarul: „A pápáknak…”) kezdetű motu propriót XVI. [15], Others expressed concern that the loosening of the restrictions for celebration of the Mass would cause practical problems for parish priests who might be pressured to offer the Mass according to the 1962 Missal,[16] and that such pressure would "seem like a standard aimed at testing the priests' loyalty to the pope. This applies also to Seminaries, where future priests should be given proper formation, including study of Latin and, where pastoral needs suggest it, the opportunity to learn the forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite. A few documents are initiated and promulgated by the pope himself for reasons he considers sufficient. Summorum Pontificum Supreme Pontiffs. After the Mass, Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos spoke with journalists. Bishops are encouraged to establish "personal parishes" or appoint chaplains for administering the sacraments according to the old form. Press Release from the Superior General of the SSPX. "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. Due to this continuing appeal of the ancient form of the Mass across generational groups it was felt that cases should no longer be decided on a case-by-case basis, and that, instead the need had arisen for "clearer juridical regulation which had not been foreseen" in the past. SSPX Superior General, Bishop Fellay wrote, "The letter which accompanies the Motu Proprio does not hide however the difficulties that still remain." "[34], Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor's words as quoted by Thompson echo those of Pope Benedict, who wrote to the bishops: "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"; and he invited them "to send to the Holy See an account of your experiences, three years after this Motu Proprio has taken effect. Apart from the question of reconciliation with traditionalist groups, the Pope also mentioned that, immediately after the promulgation of the new form of the Mass, 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 recognizes that "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." This limitation is expressed in the Latin text, which is what has juridical value. Q: Seminaries are in the business of formation, particularly liturgical formation. PHILADELPHIA, MARCH 14, 2008 (ZENIT) Since Benedict XVI has said that the Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII should be available to those who prefer it, seminarians should be taught to say it, says Cardinal Justin … One of these was Bishop Donald W. Trautman of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, who indicated that those priests who celebrate such a Mass would first need to show that they have the requisite knowledge of its rubrics and of Latin.[19]. ga:Summorum Pontificum Some traditionalist Catholics criticized Summorum Pontificum for not going far enough, for insisting on accepting the Pauline Mass as the ordinary or normal form of the Roman Rite, and they saw the authorisation to use the 1962 Missal as a ruse to get traditionalists to compromise themselves. In 2018, the international pilgrimage of the people of Summorum Pontificum to Rome will return to its customary date and will take place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October, the weekend of the Feast of Christ the King. Furthermore, by virtue of its character of special law, within its own area, the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum derogates from those provisions of law, connected with the sacred Rites, promulgated from 1962 onwards and incompatible with the rubrics of the liturgical books in effect in 1962. It also provided that pastors (parish priests) and rectors of churches should willingly accept requests from stable groups who adhere to the earlier tradition, for permission for a qualified priest to celebrate Mass for them using the 1962 Missal, and should "ensure that the welfare of these faithful harmonises with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the guidance of the bishop". But he pointed out, in the same cover letter, that, "needless to say, in order to experience full communion, the priests of the communities adhering to the former usage cannot, as a matter of principle, exclude celebrating according to the new books. 2: Priests may celebrate in private without the permission of bishops (except Easter Triduum). It wishes that the "favorable climate established by the Holy See" will "make it possible to consider more serenely the disputed doctrinal issues" and that the decree of excommunication which still affects its bishops be withdrawn. Making a comparison between bishops attending a Mass celebrated by a visiting cardinal and attendance at the launch of a new book, Thompson also "passed on a rumour"[27] that Pope Benedict was annoyed at the absence of any English bishop at the Pontifical High Mass that Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, head of Ecclesia Dei, celebrated in Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor's own Westminster Cathedral on 14 June 2008. promoting reconciliation at the heart of the Church. While these negotiations did not produce a regularization of the SSPX, they did induce John Paul II to issue a decree in 1984, Quattuor Abhinc Annos, providing a limited permission, or indult, to celebrate the traditional Roman Rite. It's a day of mourning, not just for me but for the many people who worked for the Second Vatican Council. 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