Summorum Pontificum: Urgent now more than ever

Posted November 6, 2017 10:50 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Summorum Pontificum:  Urgent now more than ever

I have long maintained that one of the most important achievements, indeed, gifts from the pontificate of Benedict XVI was the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, which I like to call the “Emancipation Proclamation”.   It certainly freed the priest and the People of God to engage in an authentic revitalization of the Church’s all-important sacred liturgical worship.
We are our rites.
When are rites were brutally changed in the 60’s and an artificially created form was imposed with little explanation … or, in retrospect… demand… a great wound was inflicted on our collective Catholic identity.
Benedict, understood this wound.  He understood the dangers of an encroaching

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