25 July 2011

Parishes Still Aren't Getting It

How many years will it take to get it through that the provisions of Ecclesia Dei adflicta were superseded by those of Summorum Pontificum?

If the priest is a) the pastor and b) people ask him for the older Mass on Sundays and c) he or another priest can cover it along with the other Sunday Masses, no permission is needed… no permission is needed… no permission is needed from the chancery or bishop.
As Fr. Z notes, the bishop might not like--but it is within the priest's rights to offer it, and if the chancery causes trouble, there's little doubt an appeal to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei would fix that.