Motu Proprio presto?

Source: FSSPX News


The Motu Proprio concerning the liberalization of the Tridentine Mass should soon be released, declared Cardinal Medina Estévez, a member of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, to the Roman Press Agency I.MEDIA, at the end of the Commission meeting on Tuesday December 1. “We have studied the document calmly,” said the Chilean cardinal, adding that the time of the release of the Motu Proprio was near and would depend upon the pope himself. “We debated together for almost four hours and made some corrections to the text of the Motu Proprio,” stated the prelate. The bureau of the Commission must now apply the necessary corrections. Then, he said, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, president of the Commission, will present the document to the Pope. Benedict XVI will decide the time of its publication.

The Chilean cardinal also specified that the plenary session of the Ecclesia Dei Commission was solely dedicated to the Motu Proprio and that another meeting would probably not be necessary. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, archbishop of Bordeaux, president of the French Bishops Conference and also a member of the Commission did not wish to make any comment, “being bound by pontifical secrecy.”

On the profound intentions of the pope concerning the liberalization of the traditional Mass, in our Documents section you can read the article by Sophie de Ravinel (Le Figaro, December 12, 2006) which reveals the existence of a document proving that Cardinal Ratzinger was already nourishing a project of a liturgical “reform of the reform” as early as his arrival at the Vatican in 1982.