Citing the need to deal with “profound cultural transformations,” Pope Francis presented his dramatic vision for the future of Catholic theology in a new motu proprio issued earlier today.
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Bishop Marco Mellino, secretary of the ‘council of cardinals,’ told Vatican News that there was a substantial difference between ‘approval’ and ‘confirmation’ by the Holy See.
Some dioceses have communicated internally with their priests on Traditiones Custodes, but have not yet issued public statements.
Weigel argues that “in many American parishes where the Extraordinary Form has been offered as well as the more common Ordinary Form, the unity of the Church has not been impaired."
“It’s war,” Rorate Caeli posted to Twitter immediately after the motu proprio’s promulgation.
It seems that Traditional Latin Masses in dioceses throughout the United States are largely set to continue as scheduled, while bishops prepare responses to Traditionis custodes.
In the motu proprio, issued July 16, the Pope made sweeping changes to his predecessor Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, which acknowledged the right of all priests to say Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962.
Pope Francis said the ministry is "urgently needed today" due to the necessity for "evangelization in the contemporary world and the rise of a globalized culture.”
Pope Francis wrote a letter to Cardinal Luis Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, explaining his decision to admit women to the ministries of lector and acolyte.