09 March 2011

Good News

Rorate Caeli reports on positive developments regarding the upcoming Instruction on the motu proprio. Quite possibly because of the recent international appeal and petition requesting that the motu proprio not be watered down, the final draft will include, among other things, the clarification that
"bishops cannot and must not publish [parallel] rules which limit the faculties granted by the motu proprio, or change its conditions", but "are rather called to apply it". That is, the Instruction would make clear that all such diocesan 'instructions and regulations' regarding Summorum are null and void.
Good news, indeed!