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Crank up that rumor mill!

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Mar 23, 2007

Last (Thursday) night, the Holy Father met with Cardinal Francis Arinze, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship; and Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, the president of the Ecclesia Dei commission.

If you had to guess why the Holy Father would want to have a discussion with these two prelates (which was announced this morning, after the fact), you'd have to say that the motu proprio was the most likely topic.

Make of it what you will. I'll be staying close to my phone.

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  • Posted by: - Apr. 02, 2007 9:13 AM ET USA

    The publication & the obedient, prayerful, & thoughtful reception of the Motu Proprio will be at the top of my list of intentions this Holy Week.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 24, 2007 2:04 PM ET USA

    I hope the motu proprio is released and that many priests will learn to say the Traditional Mass with extreme reverence. Those with Faith will pay close attention and see something extraordinary. My guess is that very soon people will visibly notice the tremendous grace that flows in torrents from this unparalleled gift of our Church. This, of course, cannot solve all of the problems of VCII, but it may lead to increased Faith, many conversions, and steer many on the road to the Truth.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 24, 2007 11:46 AM ET USA

    I remain as confident now as I was when I saw him step out on the balcony of St. Peter's upon his election that his will prove an especially historic papacy. I believe he will confirm our Church in the truth of Vat II & dispel finally the evil 'spirit of Vat II' of the Modernists. 40 or 50 years for substantial implementation of an ecumenical council is not at all an inordinately long time. May Lefebvrists see as clearly as Modernists that Bl. J XXIII & P VI steered the barque deftly & timely!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 23, 2007 3:44 PM ET USA

    Interestingly enough, I asked our pastor about the motu proprio just a few days ago, wondering if it was dead. His opinion (and he favors it being issued) was that the things having gone silent was a good sign ... meant that a decision was made and this was the "calm before the storm" (so to speak). And just three days later ... I can't wait!!

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