The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Saturday, July 7, 2007


Well, my friends, it has been released. Although I haven't read a translation of the document itself, the Vatican website does have a translation of the letter that accompanies it. There is one sentence I would like to highlight.

"I would like to draw attention to the fact that this Missal was never juridically abrogated and, consequently, in principle, was always permitted."

From the mouth (or should I say pen) of the Holy Father himself. The old Mass was never abrogated and, well, I guess I can't put it better myself. My initial reaction to this document is very good, however, I'm waiting on an official translation to read because, as I have said, I only have a translation of the accompanying letter.


Anonymous said...

Deo gratias!

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine...

Alexander said...

AH! Your blog is all messed up!

Zach said...

What exactly is that supposed to mean Alex?

Alexander said...

On FireFox it is all out of place:

Zach said...

oh, I thought you were talking about the MP. Yeah, I'm still having trouble embedding video on my blog. I can't exactly figure out how to do it. Even with explorer there are two windows.

If you know how to fix it, let me know. (BTW, that's why I don't like firefox.)

Alexander said...

FireFox has been acting stupid lately for me.

And also... I think blogger is messing up for a lot lately two.

Your blog is also still messed up.

This post and down: all the text is centered. And after all your posts we then see your "about me" and blog links stuff off to the left as normal but it only appears after all your centered posts.