Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Is a return to tradition coming in worship?

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The long-speculated about liberation of the classic Roman liturgy may in fact be around the corner, according to Ruth Glendhill at The Times of London.

The Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI is understood to have signed a universal indult — or permission — for priests to celebrate again the Mass used throughout the Church for nearly 1,500 years. The indult could be published in the next few weeks, sources told The Times.

. . . The new indult would permit any priest to introduce the Tridentine Mass to his church, anywhere in the world, unless his bishop has explicitly forbidden it in writing.

You can read the whole story here. The old version (1962 edition) of the Roman Missal and the new version (1970 edition) of the Roman Missal can be viewed and compared at the following link.

1 comment:

Jon said...

The first piece here is probably worth reading on what to watch for wrt such an indult.