Saturday, August 04, 2007


The NLM and Rorate Caeli blogs carry links to a new dossier on the history of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum compiled by Don Nicola Bux and Don Salvatore Vitiello. This I found interesting and wondered how many cases there had been:

In this context, it should be noted that the Holy See does recognize the right of the priest to celebrate the traditional Mass; this is borne out by the fact that whenever priests are unjustly suspended for celebrating the Old Mass against the will of their bishops, the Roman Curia always nullifies the penalty whenever the cases are appealed. It is the present jurisprudence of the Church that, upon appeal, any suspension that an Ordinary attempts to inflict on a priest for celebrating the Old Mass against the will of the bishop is automatically nullified.

Looking forward to September!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well that's clear enough!