John XXIII, the readings may be given in the vernacular, using editions recognised by the Apostolic See. 7. 8. (1). Let us generously open our hearts and make room for everything that the faith itself allows. All blog articles and essays copyright © 2020 by their authors. They are, in fact two usages of the one Roman rite. For that matter, the two Forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching: new Saints and some of the new Prefaces can and should be inserted in the old Missal. 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. 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. Accompanying Letter of Pope Benedict. 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. Art. ummary of "Summorum Pontificum" Pope Benedict XVI released the document after "much reflection, numerous consultations, and prayer." "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. 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. Art. 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. In Masses celebrated without the people, each Catholic priest of the Latin rite, whether secular or regular, may use the Roman Missal published by Bl. (1) General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 3rd ed., 2002, no. In more recent times, Vatican Council II expressed a desire that the respectful reverence due to divine worship should be renewed and adapted to the needs of our time. 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. 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. 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. John XXIII in 1962 was never abrogated" and that "in Masses celebrated without the people, each Catholic priest of th… 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. This Commission, apart from the powers it enjoys, will exercise the authority of the Holy See, supervising the observance and application of these dispositions. 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. L ETTER 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 the document, he stated that the "the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Bl. I now come to the positive reason which motivated my decision to issue this Motu Proprio updating that of 1988. pilgrimages. Art. A bishop who, desirous of satisfying such requests, but who for various reasons is unable to do so, may refer the problem to the Commission "Ecclesia Dei" to obtain counsel and assistance. The following is the Vatican’s official translation of the official Latin text. Part 1. 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. 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. § 4 Priests who use the Missal of Bl. Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, Liturgical Vestments and the Vesting Prayers, Communion Received on the Tongue and while Kneeling, Latin / English Workbook for the Order of Mass, Resources for Celebrating the Rorate Mass in the Ordinary Form. Home > AA-Media > Articles > Explanatory Letter on Summorum Pontificum. Art. English translation: “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 Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum: Motu Proprio on the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform 1970 (London: Catholic Truth Society, 2007), pp. 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. News reports and … 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. Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture. The following text is the unofficial Vatican Information Service translation of the official Latin text. The following text is the unofficial Vatican Information Service translation of the official Latin text. Dear Brothers, with gratitude and trust, I entrust to your hearts as Pastors these pages and the norms of the Motu Proprio. Accompanying Letter to the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, EWTN | 5817 Old Leeds Rd. Unfortunately this reconciliation has not yet come about. Each priest may now celebrate the Extraordinary Form without permission from the bishop. Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio. 6. In the document, he stated that the "the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Bl. | Irondale, AL 35210 |. Art. The document is the fruit of much reflection, numerous consultations and prayer. From Rome, at St. Peter's, 7 July 2007, third year of Our Pontificate. Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open. 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. John XXIII in 1962. We order that everything We have established with these Apostolic Letters issued as Motu Proprio be considered as "established and decreed", and to be observed from 14 September of this year, Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, whatever there may be to the contrary. This glance at the past imposes an obligation on us today: to make every effort to enable for all those who truly desire unity to remain in that unity or to attain it anew. 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. 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. Already from these concrete presuppositions, it is clearly seen that the new Missal will certainly remain the ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, not only on account of the juridical norms, but also because of the actual situation of the communities of the faithful. (4). Let us always be mindful of the words of the Apostle Paul addressed to the presbyters of Ephesus: “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the Church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son” (Acts 20:28). Rather, it is a matter of a twofold use of one and the same rite. 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. Contents of the "Motu Proprio" and accompanying letter. In the second place, the fear was expressed in discussions about the awaited Motu Proprio, that the possibility of a wider use of the 1962 Missal would lead to disarray or even divisions within parish communities. The following is the Vatican’s official translation of the official Latin text. 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. APOSTOLIC LETTER GIVEN MOTU PROPRIO SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM ON THE USE OF THE ROMAN LITURGY PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF 1970 The Supreme Pontiffs have to this day shown constant concern that the Church of Christ should offer worthy worship to the Divine Majesty, “for the praise and glory of his name” and “the good of all his holy Church.” As from time immemorial, so too in the future, … 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. I am speaking from experience, since I too lived through that period with all its hopes and its confusion. 4. The present Norms are also meant to free Bishops from constantly having to evaluate anew how they are to respond to various situations. Art. And I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals totally rooted in the faith of the Church. § 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. Les Sœurs Consolatrices du Sacré-Cœur de Jésus ont été fondées les années 1960 par le Père Basilio Rosati, Passioniste. Following the insistent prayers of these faithful, long deliberated upon by our predecessor John Paul II, and after having listened to the views of the Cardinal Fathers of the Consistory of 22 March 2006, having reflected deeply upon all aspects of the question, invoked the Holy Spirit and trusting in the help of God, with these Apostolic Letters we establish the following: Art 1. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place. Archived letters of PL; SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM 2020 IN ROME SUCCESS AND FUTURE! Pope Benedict XVI. Paul was certainly speaking in another context, but his exhortation can and must touch us too, precisely on this subject. Q: Benedict XVI stated in the letter accompanying "Summorum Pontificum" that he hoped each form of the Mass -- ordinary and extraordinary -- would mutually enrich the other. Letter of Bishop Fellay concerning Summorum Pontificum Letter 113 published 4 December 2020. 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. This 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 authorizing or even requiring creativity, which frequently led to deformations of the liturgy which were hard to bear. 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. In the first place, there is the fear that the document detracts from the authority of the Second Vatican Council, one of whose essential decisions – the liturgical reform – is being called into question. Son principal effet pratique est d'inscrire la célébration de la messe traditionnelle dans le cadre normal de la vie liturgique : « le prêtre na besoin daucune autorisation » (Art. Letter From Rome . 2. The bishop is strongly requested to satisfy their wishes. Sacrosanctum Concilium, 22: “Sacrae Liturgiae moderatio ab Ecclesiae auctoritate unice pendet quae quidem est apud Apostolicam Sedem et, ad normam iuris, apud Episcopum”). Summorum Pontificum. 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. 5 õ 1, has not obtained satisfaction to their requests from the pastor, they should inform the diocesan bishop. Site copyright © 2020 the Society of Saint Odo of Cluny. (5) Cf John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Motu proprio data "Ecclesia Dei," 2 July 1988, 6: AAS 80 (1988), 1498. 397. It has … § 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. Art. There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. The total exclusion of the new rite would not in fact be consistent with the recognition of its value and holiness. Thus Roman pontiffs have operated to ensure that 'this kind of liturgical edifice ... should again appear resplendent for its dignity and harmony.' Many other Roman pontiffs, in the course of the centuries, showed particular solicitude in ensuring that the sacred liturgy accomplished this task more effectively. (4) St. Pius X, Apostolic Letter Motu propio data, "Abhinc duos annos," 23 October 1913: AAS 5 (1913), 449-450; cf John Paul II, Apostolic Letter "Vicesimus quintus annus," no. Moved by this desire our predecessor, the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI, approved, in 1970, reformed and partly renewed liturgical books for the Latin Church. Additionally, you should talk to any priest you may know who is interested in celebrating the Tridentine Mass. This document was most directly opposed on account of two fears, which I would like to address somewhat more closely in this letter. 22 novembre 2020. 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. Each Bishop, in fact, is the moderator of the liturgy in his own Diocese (cf. APOSTOLIC LETTER SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI GIVEN MOTU PROPRIO On the extraordinary use of the ancient form of the Roman Rite SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM cura ad hoc tempus usque semper fuit, ut Christi Ecclesia Divinæ Maiestati cultum dignum offerret, «ad laudem et gloriam nominis Sui» et «ad utilitatem totius Ecclesiæ Suæ sanctæ». 2. All rights reserved. 3: AAS 81 (1989), 899. § 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. Father John Zuhlsdorf Analyzes Its Effects. 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. § 2 Celebration in accordance with the Missal of Bl. 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. If truly serious … 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. Pope Benedict XVI released the document after "much reflection, numerous consultations, and prayer." En 1996, un peu avant de mourir, il confia cette fondation à Lire la suite ... Eglise de France. This will bring out the spiritual richness and the theological depth of this Missal. 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.' 2) pour une célébration privée. In the letter that accompanied Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. If truly serious difficulties come to light, ways to remedy them can be sought. Read. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church. As for the use of the 1962 Missal as a Forma extraordinaria of the liturgy of the Mass, I would like to draw attention to the fact that this Missal was never juridically abrogated and, consequently, in principle, was always permitted. 5. On the other hand, difficulties remain concerning the use of the 1962 Missal outside of these groups, because of the lack of precise juridical norms, particularly because Bishops, in such cases, frequently feared that the authority of the Council would be called into question. Celebrations of Mass as mentioned above in art. 3. My dear Brother Bishops, With great trust and hope, I am … 12. It is not appropriate to speak of these two versions of the Roman Missal as if they were “two Rites”. 10. Comme chaque année, nous relayons avec plaisir les informations des Marchés de Noël organisés par les écoles indépendantes. In the letter that accompanied Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. § 1 The pastor, having attentively examined all aspects, may also grant permission to use the earlier ritual for the administration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, Penance, and the Anointing of the Sick, if the good of souls would seem to require it. See Summorum Pontificum. 19 novembre 2020. 5). "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. 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