Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vatican clarification this Friday

"Instruction Universae Ecclesiae on Friday" (Rorate Caeli, May 11, 2011):
The Holy See Press Office announces that the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei", on the application of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, will be made public on Friday, May 13th, and will be published on that afternoon (May 14th edition of L'Osservatore Romano). The Instruction will be published in its Latin typical version, and in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese translations.
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf adds, in "Notes about today’s Fishwrap" (WDTPRS, May 11, 2011):
... I predict [Fishwrap] will say that this Instruction means nothing, it’s no big deal, it is only for a few disgruntled troglodytes. Blah blah blah. I respond saying that, if it isn’t an earthquake, it is surely a rumble. And it means that, among other things, the three year study period critics of the Motu Proprio set their hopes on is overrrrr. Summorum Pontificum is here to stay and it was not weakened.
Of course, someone will observe that promulgated law may continue being ignored in the absence of any particular love for the lawgiver or the law, and the absence of any obliging compulsion to accede.

[Hat tip to T.F.]


3 comments:








Anonymous

said...

Philip,

There is one important difference in this Pontificate, which should make the pattern you describe subside: His Holiness gloriously reigning lives by (and enforces) the law. How many corrective documents on liturgical abuses and fuzzy-headed doctrine did we see in 27 years? On the other hand, how much actual correction took place, if for no other reason than to encourage respect for the law?





Pertinacious Papist

said...

Good point. Thank you.





Ralph Roister-Doister

said...

". . . promulgated law may continue being ignored in the absence of any particular love for the lawgiver or the law, and the absence of any obliging compulsion to accede."

Well, yes, PP. Its called "collegiality," which can be roughly defined as "don't tell me what to do on my own turf."