Pre-Vatican II Masses – approved!

July 7, 2007 at 4:14 pm (Christianity, Religion)

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued today (Saturday, July 7, 2007) a motu proprio — entitled Summorum Pontificum — permitting the universal celebration of pre-Vatican II Mass, also known as the Tridentine Mass. (“Tridentine” is the adjective form of “Trent” and the Mass is so called because it was promulgated by the Council of Trent.)

This is seen as a major triumph by Catholic conservatives/traditionalists and those who love the pomp and ceremony of Tridentine Masses.

More commentary after I read the document. (For more information now, I encourage one to visit the blog Whispers in the Loggia.)



  1. nicedeb said,

    Well, that’s sure to tick off liberal Catholics who have disparaged the Tridentine Mass, and want to put “all that” behind us.

    But I love it.

  2. Wickedpinto said,

    I was raised catholic, but never baptised so I’m totaly gonna half ass this.

    I thought that the conflict with vatican II is that it was LITERALY vatican II rather than a papal allowance.

    V-II REQUIRED mass to be spoken in the common language correct? Ignoring the latin mass, Where as a Papal allowance would have made Common language allowable, as long as there was also a latin mass given each sabath?

  3. Wickedpinto said,

    “half ass” is a generosity to myself.

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