DEVELOPMENT re: St Peter’s TLM Suppression. This could say something about rumored attack on Summorum Pontificum | Fr. Z’s Blog

“Everything possible must be done” to accommodate those who want to use the provisions of Summorum.  That’s a little funny, if you’ve lived in clerical circles in Rome.  A common response to requests is a wry smile, raised palms and a drawn out, “Non possumus!” Permission for groups with “special needs” will be granted.  Who knows what that means. Then… Requests for individual celebrations can also be discerned from time to time, without prejudice to the principle that everything should take place in an atmosphere of recollection and decorum with vigilance so that what is exceptional does not become ordinary, distorting the intentions and the sense of the Magisterium. Several points.   Which groups do you think are more likely to violate “decorum” in the Basilica?  A priest with some lay people for a LOW MASS at a side altar a zillion meters away from the chapels where some NO concelebration might be happening or perhaps a group of young people from Calabria with their guitars and gray-shirted cool priest in Italian? And since when do these folks worry about the exceptional becoming the ordinary?   Like… Communion in the hand?

DEVELOPMENT re: St Peter’s TLM Suppression. This could say something about rumored attack on Summorum Pontificum | Fr. Z’s Blog

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