Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: Vacatio Legis

Like most of those who have read Traditionis custodes, I was vastly intrigued by the bit right at the end. Legal enactments of any and every sort, secular and religious, tell you when the new law will come into effect. Summorum Pontificum, for example, came into effect a couple of months after it was published. But TC was to come into effect as soon as it had been published in Osservatore Romano (a journal which, by a curious coincidence, went … that day … behind a paywall).  So TC was shared with the world’s media on a Friday; Osservatore Romano is published daily except on Mondays. Why such unprecedented rapidity? Was PF afraid he might die? How ill is/was he?

Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: Vacatio Legis

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