Nov 18, 2006

Rome: "Pro multis" means "For many," not "for all"

Catholic World News today reported (click on this post's title) that Cardinal Francis Arinze has written the heads of bishops' conferences around the world to tell them that "in the next one or two years" they must prepare for a correct vernacular translation of the phrase "pro multis" in the words of the Consecration -- "for many," NOT "for all" as they have said in recent decades.

Cardinal Arinze is prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Deo gratias -- Thanks be to God! Gaudete -- Let us rejoice!

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P.S. Think our bishops will implement this directive quickly? How about in Los Angeles?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When finally approved, the cardinal will have no choice but to implement (how it will be implemented and explained is another story altogether). However, I fully expect he and his comrades such as Bishop Trautman, etc. to filibuster as long as possible.

'Sigh'.....the next 4 years and approximately 84 days will seem like 10.

Paul in Long Beach

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...


With the distinct probability that Pope Benedict XVI will promulgate a new Indult that permits any priest who desires to celebrate the Mass of the Saints, the Mass of St. Pius V commonly known as the Tridentine Mass, there is a possibility of a large groups of priests’ situation not being addressed. That is the situation of the many priests who found it necessary in order to administer to the spiritual needs of the many who could not in good faith accept the New Ordo of the Mass that what was reportedly designed by a commission of no less than six Protestant Ministers and two Masonic Cardinals, Casaroli and Bugnini.

Will these good priests be accepted back into the Church that is admitting that many of the things these priests could not accept were indeed not correct? Take for instance the changing of the words of Luke 1:28, the Church now is insisting on a return to the proper translation of “Hail full of Grace” instead of the Protestant Reformation version of “Rejoice Oh Highly Favored One”. The Church is now also admitting that “All” is indeed not correct, and it is now insisting on the return to the proper “Many”.

Probably the best way to accommodate these good priests, who really can’t be expected to go back to their modernist Bishops, would be to place them under the Authority of a Traditional Bishop such as Bishop Rifan or others. It is also probable that, now that the Vatican is speaking out, more Bishops will ask Rome for permission to become Traditional Bishops. I can think of several that might be expected to do so.

We must pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten and strengthen the Holy Father in his resolve to restore sanctity to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to make room for those who never really went along with the desacrilization of the Mass.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

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3:03 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul in Long Beach,

Bet you are right about the U.S. bishops delaying.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear kenneth,

Thank you very much for writing about the need to resolve the situation of the priests who did not accept the Novus Ordo Mass.

We should all pray for resolution and reconciliation.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Everyone,

Just to let you know -- the comment from "Barbara" here is from a commercial site.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Tito said...

Deo Gratis indeed!

5:47 PM  

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