Friday, July 06, 2007
Elsewhere on the internet there is what purports to be a leaked copy of the new Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum. ( I wonder how we`ll cope with that as a term of reference. For exmaple there are numerous Ecclesia Dei societies around the world. Summorum Pontificum doesn`t roll off the tongue in quite the same way.) One of the commentators on the leak speaks of semi-private Masses. Are we moving towards a hitherto unknown category of celebration of the Mass, a semi-private Mass? Oh well we`ll know by tomorrow. By a happy co-incidence I am the celebrant of the Tridentine Mass on Sunday at my old parish of St Joseph`s Gateshead. I`m hoping that we will manage to have a sung Te Deum after Mass. It would be ridiculous not to mark the publication of the Motu Proprio in some way. I hope we`ll have some pictures of the Mass and the faithful celebrating, or at least smiling, to put on the blog.