Universal Indult News

Pope set to bring back Latin Mass that divided the Church By Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent THE Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome.

Pope Benedict XVI is understood to have signed a universal indult — or permission — for priests to celebrate again the Mass used throughout the Church for nearly 1,500 years. The indult could be published in the next few weeks, sources told The Times. ...more


Gledhill, as usual, is not the sharpest mind in the journalistic fraternity: the notion that the Latin Mass -- rather than the suppression of the old Mass -- "divided" the Church is pretty silly.

Apparently her source is this blog entry.

Oh -- should we start guessing the date for the document's publication? If it was signed in September (Holy Cross, probably), the Pope will want it out before Advent, so I'll guess All Saints.

I grew up in a Dominican parish and learned to serve Mass in the Dominican Rite. I wonder if the minor order-specific rites would also be included in this indult?

I'm so glad I can link and get the commentary from CL readers. I only read the first couple of paragraphs since I don't have much time these days.

Tom, Dominican priests have already gained permission under the existing indult to offer Mass in their order's old rite (e.g., in Seattle). So far there's no reason to think that a more generous indult would be different.

To be fair to Gledhill: she probably didn't write the headline.

Who needs a "universal indult" to restore the Tridentine liturgy??????????? The ancient liturgy,going back to at least 300C.E. The Council of Trent codified the Tridentine Mass for all time with the Bull "Quo Primum". The Novus ordo mass aka mass of paul 6 aka bugnini mass is an invention of the freemason Archbishop Annabale Bugnini and a coterie of protestant clerics to advise on the corruption of the liturgy to please protestant heretics and schismatics. The days of liturgical, ecumenical experimentation in the Catholic church are coming to an end, God willing the last 40 years in the wilderness are over. Happy news for liberal and leftwing revisionists in the Catholic Church, "The Roman Catholic Church did not begin with vatican 2, it began with Jesus Christ

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