Jul 12, 2007

What is Pittsburgh talking about?

Have you seen the Diocese of Pittsburgh's Department of Worship's statement (click on this post's title) on Summorum Pontificum?

At the end of its paragraph about priests celebrating private Masses according to the 1962 Missal, the Pittsburgh Diocese says, "It is important to note that the celebration of the Roman Missal of Pope Blessed John XXIII is not permitted at regularly scheduled weekday or Sunday [sic]."

"Regularly scheduled weekday or Sunday [Masses]" are not private Masses, so what is the Diocese of Pittsburgh talking about?

"Not permitted at regularly scheduled weekday or Sunday [sic]" is not in Summorum Pontificum -- or it is in it about as much as aborting babies is in the U.S. Constitution.

What is Summorum Pontificum about if not permitting the 1962 rite at "regularly scheduled weekday or Sunday" when the faithful have requested it?

Are the liberals going to interpret Article 5.2's permission from the Holy Father as meaning pastors will permit only occasional Latin Masses, not permanently scheduled ones?


Blogger Dad29 said...

The last graph (or so) of the Pgh document makes CLEAR that things will change as of 9/14/07--the effective date of the MP.

We can judge more clearly afterwards.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dad29,

Let's hope they will have their act together by then and even before then.

The U.S. bishops' foot-dragging response to Ecclesia Dei for the past TWO DECADES is NOT a good track record, though, and it does not inspire much confidence.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. said...

Any priest who wishes to learn the Mass of SAINT PIUS V at the Insitute of Christ the King, and who needs financial assistance to do so, is encourgaged to contact us at: 714-491-2284 or crcoa@dslextreme.com.

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

4:19 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dad29,

Congratulations of the National Catholic Register mentioning your blogspot in their July 15 issue!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Oh-wow! Didn't know they had mentioned it. Thanks!

12:29 PM  

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