Thursday, January 29, 2009

TAC News

From Father Z and Rorate Caeii.

Some kind of prelature by Easter? We'll see.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Remission of Censure

As you all may have read at other places, the four bishops of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X have had the excommunications lifted. In more technical terms from the decree itself:

Based on the faculty expressly granted to me by the Holy Father Benedict XVI, in virtue of the present Decree, I remit from Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson, and Alfonso de Galarreta the censure of latae sententiae excommunication declared by this Congregation on July 1, 1988, while I declare deprived of any juridical effect, from the present date, the Decree emanated at that time.

From the decree quoted in full at Rorate Caeli.

Rorate also has a series of posts that are good background reading in the lead-up to this decree.

Friday, January 09, 2009


Rorate has an excerpt directly from the source which I need not reproduce here. The gist is that PCED will be placed under the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments with Monsignor Perl, the commission's secretary, moved up to lead it as a bishop. The responses are catalogued below.

What Does The Prayer Really Say - Father Z finds it interesting with some conditions. I put him in 'positive' due to his approval of Monsignor Perl's possible elevation to the episcopacy.

The New Liturgical Movement - The rumor, if true, is referred to as being an 'excellent' development.

Wait and see:
Rorate Caeli - The post gives no official position, though the comments cover the spectrum, though most are skeptical that this will be a positive development for the EF community. New Catholic describes his position in the comments as 'realist.'

None outright so far that I've read.

I don't have an opinion as of yet.