Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican! About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops.

Posted February 17, 2017 5:42 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican!  About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops.

If you are a priest who has been hassled by your bishop about saying the traditional Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, pay attention.  Help has arrived.
Recently a priest of my acquaintance sent two questions to my old haunts the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.  Here are the priest’s questions with the answers from the PCED following the answers.  The original response follows, below.
1. Do the provisions of Summorum Pontificum permit an ordinary to require that all priests first obtain his permission to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, or do the provision of the motu proprio itself grant such permission?
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