Wednesday, March 07, 2007
As announced yesterday, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist will be published in Rome next Tuesday. I only hope it isn`t too disappointing. Let`s hope and pray that it reflects something of the opinions expressed by the Pope when he was a cardinal, regarding the liturgy, especially the crucial matter of the ad orientem position for the celebration of Mass. The best scenario will be for the long-awaited Motu Proprio on the traditional Mass to be published with it. If this is the case there will be a `private` or by if it is as good as we hope, a public celebration, of the 1962 missal at St Mary`s, next Tuesday night followed by the Te Deum and champagne!