Thanks to Fr. Finigan for this photo!
Today is the 13th anniversary of the implementation of Benedict XVI’s monumentally important Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. It went into force today, though it was released on 07/07/07. This document is perhaps the most important gift from the too-short pontificate of Papa Ratzinger, and we honor him and thank him for it.
On this day in 2007, I had the honor to be the guest of my good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan at his parish in Blackfen. We had a Solemn Mass, I preached, there was a grand reception in the hall with laity and clergy. I recall that that is where I first me the late Marie Dean (aka Supertradmum) who commented here very often. In the evening Father and I went to Brompton Oratory for a Solemn Mass. It was a happy day.