The superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter says he is ‘happy and relieved’ by Pope Francis’ decision to allow them to continue celebrating the sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962.
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In a Feb. 21 publication, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) wrote that Pope Francis had met with two members of the society of apostolic life about a week before he promulgated the decree detailing their continued permission to celebrate Mass with the pre-Vatican II 1962 missal.
An FSSP communique published Feb. 21 said that the Pope met with two members of the fraternity for nearly an hour one week before he promulgated a decree allowing their use of traditional liturgical texts.
ANALYSIS: The interpretive document considerably tightens already-sweeping restrictions on the traditional form of the Roman Rite.
The Catholic association La Voie Romaine is collecting letters from around the world that will be brought to the Vatican, at the conclusion of a spring march connecting the two European capitals.
Chicago's new rules mirror those spelled out in an explanatory document regarding Pope Francis' edict published Dec. 18 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Pope Francis said he acted “in defense of the unity of the Body of Christ,” on the grounds that there was “distorted use” of the ability for priests to say Mass according to the 1962 missal.
The guidelines are in the form of responses to 11 dubia (questions), which the Vatican says are ‘the most recurrent questions’ it has received about Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio ‘Traditionis Custodes.’
A letter from the Vatican’s top liturgical official, Archbishop Arthur Roche, discussing the application of Pope Francis’ new decree restricting its celebration has sparked a debate over the validity of the letter’s arguments.