New motu proprio due May 5?
That great and holy Pontiff, who reigned 1566-1572, standardized the Roman Breviary and the Mass in his bull or apostolic constitution of July 14, 1570, Quo Primum. You can read it at:
http://www.dailycatholic.org/quoprimu.htm (Latin original, plus English translation)
Will Pope Benedict's rumored new document really "free up" priests to say the Tridentine Latin Mass at will, or will it place conditions, such as making the faithful petition for it?
And whatever it says, will the American hierarchy place obstacles in the way?
By the way, Pope Benedict has already recommended that Mass in international gatherings be said in Latin and that Gregorian chant be sung if possible.
Hmmm -- is Cardinal Mahony's Religious Education Congress an international gathering? Wouldn't it be something to see next year's REC Masses all in the Tridentine Latin Rite, with chant and with lawful liturgical rubrics and vessels! If you see the Cardinal, ask him for that.