ASK FATHER: The TLM’s Orationes Diversae and Oratio Imperata
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From a reader…
In the Missale Romanum of the traditional Mass (1962), there is a section called “Orationes Diversae” with the rubric Dicendae ad Libitum Juxta Rubricas. Does this mean that these prayers cannot be inserted into any Mass and must follow the rules/rubrics for commemmorations? Also, if the bishop orders an “Oratio Imperata” say for example, after an earthquake or for rain during draught, am I right to think that in the traditional Mass corresponding prayers for those necessities can be prayed, the rubrics for commemorations overruled by the bishop’s order?
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