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Motu proprio articles

These articles are related to the issue of the motu proprios, Summorum Pontificum (July 7, 2007) and Ecclesiae Unitatem (July 2, 2009), both promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI.

Summorum Pontificum
An unofficial English translation of the motu proprio [DICI source in PDF format]

Letter to the world's bishops that accompanied Summorum Pontificum
[VATICAN source]

Press Release regarding the motu proprio on liberalizing the traditional Roman Mass
(and other related documents)

Bishop Fellay's letter regarding the motu proprio
Explains the importance of the document that finally liberalized the Roman Mass

Ecclesiae Unitatem... a DICI commentary
About Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio on Ecclesia Dei Commission
2009

Priests' Thoughts on the Meditations on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Comments from Dom Gueranger, Cardinal Pie, Fr. de Condren
3-2008

Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum
A Si Si No No analysis that includes comments on the remaining problems of false ecumenism
1-2008

Christendom #12 [DICI source in PDF format]:

  • If the traditional Mass is restored, it is thanks to Archbishop Lefebvre

  • Freedom for the Mass and the situation of the Church today

  • The traditional Mass requires traditional doctrine

Superior General's Letter #71
The effects of the  motu proprio and announcement of a perpetual Rosary Crusade for the retraction of the 1988 "excommunications" [PDF 32 kb] 11-2007

The Theology and Spirituality of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Summarizes what the battle over the Mass is about: the purity of the Catholic doctrine [PDF 443 kb]

Superior General's Letter #72
The motu proprio is not enough. The fundamental principle that dictates the action of traditional Catholics is the safeguard of the faith. [PDF 35 kb] 4-2008

Archbishop Lefebvre was right!
Some comments on the legitimate resistance of traditional Catholics to the ecclesiastical "abuse of power"

DICI's comments on the new Good Friday Prayer for the Jews

Superior General's Letter #72
The motu proprio is not enough. The fundamental principle that dictates the action of traditional Catholics is the safeguard of the faith. [PDF 35 kb] 4-2008

Superior General's Letter #70
The pending motu proprio on the Mass and Catholic Tradition
3-2007

 
 

 

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