Liturgical reform is goal as Pope amends canon law
Catholic World News - September 28, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI has removed some canonical cases from the jurisdiction of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in an administrative move designed to give that Congregation's work a sharper focus on liturgical reform.
With a motu proprio entitled Quaerit Semper, the Pontiff modified canon law to provide that cases involving an unconsummated marriage, and some other cases including annulments of priestly ordination, will be handled by the Roman Rota. A new office of the Roman Rota will be established for these cases.
The motu proprio has the effect of allowing the Congregation for Divine Worship to concentrate on liturgical issues. In a brief statement explaining his intent, the Pope said that the Congregation should now be "free more fully to dedicate itself to the renewal of the Sacred Liturgy."
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($24,637 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!