Within the last year rumors about a Motu Proprio from the Pope granting a general indult for use of the 1962 Roman Missal have been flying like wild fire. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I am a great devotee to the use of the '62 Missal and the old Mass. So what would be our approprate response to these rumors?
Well, like many people, I was extremely excited about the innitial news about the Motu Proprio (MP) last November. I got so excited that when the first release date had come and gone my heart sank like the Titanic. Since then new rumors have come out just about every month as to when the MP would be released.
If you, like me, hope and pray for the MP and a general indult and attatch yourself to such rumors, you're spiritual life will be like a roller coaster. There will be so many let downs you won't know what to do.
Here is my advice to any who are praying for this MP to come out soon. Don't pay attention to the rumors! Rumors come and go and in the end they amount to nothing. No bishop or priest is going to change his stance on the Mass based on a rumor. There's no bishop, sitting in his chancery reading a blog who says to himself "Oh my goodness, I had better open up the indult in my diocese because this rumor says a MP is imminant." It's just not happening. We need to dismiss these rumors as just what they are, rumors. We must keep praying diligantly. Pray for the Holy Father. Pray for faithful bishops and give thanks for them. Pray that the liturgical nonsence soon ends, because in the end prayer is more powerful than rumor.