Friday, July 06, 2007

Tridentine Independence Day

Our country's Independence Day was celebrated two days ago but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate another... you know what I'm talking about... "Tridentine Independence Day" baby, tomorrow, 7-7-07.

VATICAN CITY, JUL 6, 2007 (VIS) - Tomorrow, Saturday July 7, the Vatican Information service will transmit a special service for the publication of the Apostolic Letter "Motu Proprio data" of His Holiness Benedict XVI, "Summorum Pontificum," concerning the use of the pre-1970 Roman liturgy. The document will be accompanied by an explanatory Letter from the Holy Father.
As coverage in the Catholic blogosphere of this important document has been on overdrive, I'm not even going to try to compete with the likes of Whispers,, WDTPRS, Creative Minority Report, NLM, RORATE CÆLI, Universal Indult Blog, etc.

For those who can't wait any longer, Rocco's got snippets along with his own excellent commentary. There is also the doc's Latin intro here, for all you budding Latinists. Note: There seems to be some confusion/debate on if the document is actually under embargo or not and if/should those who have advance copies leak its contents...

Anyway, I highly recommend you check the above sites, especially NLM, rather than rely on the secular media for adequate (read "fair, not-anti-Catholic, knowledgeable, etc.") coverage of this thing. NLM has several helpful pieces on the right attitude with which to approach it. Also remember Fr. Z's wise advice.

But, keeping his own advice in mind, he is still able to take the following pic of his own planned celebration of the 7th of July, complete with a couple bottles of bubbly, an advance copy of the Moto Proprio (he's chosen to keep it in pectore, "close to his heart," or "secret"), the '62 Missal opened to the Te Igitur, and a view of the nearby chapel steeple where The Real Celebration awaits.

Also, be sure you check out his blog for a clever insertion of the Holy Father into the picture!

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