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It issues from the Dataria Apostolica, and is usually written in Italian or Latin. or the favour granted, It is signed, personally by the pope, his name and the date being always in Latin. A Motu Proprio was first issued by Innocent VIII in Thus, for example, the many tasks in the last three months leading up to the release-date on The Racetrack Chronicle were managed as cards. Today, of course, marks the date in which the Pope's Motu Proprio comes into full force. As such, one can expect many news stories such as.
In response to this desire, our predecessor Pope Paul VI in approved for the Latin Church revised and in part renewed liturgical books; translated into various languages throughout the world, these were willingly received by the bishops as well as by priests and the lay faithful.
Again inJohn Paul IIwith the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Deiexhorted bishops to make broad and generous use of this faculty on behalf of all the faithful who sought it. The conditions for the use of this Missal laid down by the previous documents Quattuor Abhinc Annos and Ecclesia Dei are now replaced as follows: For such a celebration with either Missal, the priest needs no permission from the Apostolic See or from his own Ordinary.
If communities of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Lifewhether of pontifical or diocesan right, wish to celebrate the conventual or community Mass in their own oratories according to the edition of the Roman Missal, they are permitted to do so. If an individual community or an entire Institute or Society wishes to have such celebrations frequently, habitually or permanently, the matter is to be decided by the Major Superiors according to the norm of law and their particular laws and statutes.
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The celebrations of Holy Mass mentioned above in Art. He should ensure that the good of these members of the faithful is harmonized with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the governance of the bishop in accordance with Canonavoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church. If a group of the lay faithful, as mentioned in Art.
The bishop is earnestly requested to satisfy their desire. If he does not wish to provide for such celebration, the matter should be referred to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
A bishop who wishes to provide for such requests of the lay faithful, but is prevented by various reasons from doing so, can refer the matter to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Deiwhich will offer him counsel and assistance.
Accompanying Letter of Pope Benedict Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church. Gregory the Great, who made every effort to ensure that the new peoples of Europe received both the Catholic faith and the treasures of worship and culture that had been accumulated by the Romans in preceding centuries.
He commanded that the form of the sacred liturgy as celebrated in Rome concerning both the Sacrifice of Mass and the Divine Office be conserved. He took great concern to ensure the dissemination of monks and nuns who, following the Rule of St.
Apostolic Letter "Summorum Pontificum" issued Motu Proprio
Benedict, together with the announcement of the Gospel illustrated with their lives the wise provision of their Rule that 'nothing should be placed before the work of God. It is known, in fact, that the Latin liturgy of the Church in its various forms, in each century of the Christian era, has been a spur to the spiritual life of many saints, has reinforced many peoples in the virtue of religion and fecundated their piety.
Many other Roman pontiffs, in the course of the centuries, showed particular solicitude in ensuring that the sacred liturgy accomplished this task more effectively. Outstanding among them is St. Pius V who, sustained by great pastoral zeal and following the exhortations of the Council of Trent, renewed the entire liturgy of the Church, oversaw the publication of liturgical books amended and 'renewed in accordance with the norms of the Fathers,' and provided them for the use of the Latin Church.
One of the liturgical books of the Roman rite is the Roman Missal, which developed in the city of Rome and, with the passing of the centuries, little by little took forms very similar to that it has had in recent times.
From the beginning of this century they undertook a more general reform.
In more recent times, Vatican Council II expressed a desire that the respectful reverence due to divine worship should be renewed and adapted to the needs of our time. Moved by this desire our predecessor, the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI, approved, inreformed and partly renewed liturgical books for the Latin Church.
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These, translated into the various languages of the world, were willingly accepted by bishops, priests and faithful. Thus Roman pontiffs have operated to ensure that 'this kind of liturgical edifice These had so deeply marked their culture and their spirit that in the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II, moved by a concern for the pastoral care of these faithful, with the special indult 'Quattuor abhinc anno," issued by the Congregation for Divine Worship, granted permission to use the Roman Missal published by Blessed John XXIII in the year Later, in the yearJohn Paul II with the Apostolic Letter given as Motu Proprio, 'Ecclesia Dei,' exhorted bishops to make generous use of this power in favor of all the faithful who so desired.
Following the insistent prayers of these faithful, long deliberated upon by our predecessor John Paul II, and after having listened to the views of the Cardinal Fathers of the Consistory of 22 Marchhaving reflected deeply upon all aspects of the question, invoked the Holy Spirit and trusting in the help of God, with these Apostolic Letters we establish the following: Nonetheless, the Roman Missal promulgated by St.
Pius V and reissued by Bl. John XXIII is to be considered as an extraordinary expression of that same 'Lex orandi,' and must be given due honour for its venerable and ancient usage. These two expressions of the Church's Lex orandi will in no any way lead to a division in the Church's 'Lex credendi' Law of belief.