Tag Archives: Summorum-Pontificum

Praying for the Conversion of Jews

Since the release of Summorum Pontificum, various talking heads have been apoplectic because the Tridentine mass includes a Good Friday prayer for the conversion of the Jews. Much ado is being made of nothing, though.

Did Bishop Trautman Even Read the What the Pope Wrote?!

If you thought the diocese of Pittsburgh’s memo about Summorum Pontificum was bad, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Check out this nonsense from Erie: The recent apostolic letter of Pope Benedict XVI on widening the use of the liturgical books of 1962 is prompted by his desire to reach out to those Catholics in schism […]

Memo to Pittsburgh Priests on Motu Proprio

The ink on Summorum Pontificum was barely dry before officials for the diocese of Pittsburgh sent out a memo that “rewrite[s] what the pope actually said in the motu proprio“, making it essentially moot here. Following is the controversial section. In parishes where a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably, […]

Main Stream Media’s Motu Proprio Improprieties

I’ve been rather hesitant to say anything whatsoever about the recently released motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which allows for more liberal use of the Tridentine mass (in its 1962 form). I figured I had little to say that wouldn’t be said by others with greater eloquence. However, in the last few days I’ve read a […]