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Pontifical Mass in the Vetus Ordo (Extraordinary Form) for pilgrims on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 'Summorum Pontificum' inside St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 16, 2017 (photo: Edward Pentin)

Chairman Joseph Shaw says he hopes the society’s guidance will lead to calm and reasoned discussion of Pope Francis’ apostolic letter.

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News, July 22, 2021

Edward PentinVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ new decree restricting the traditional Latin Mass can be interpreted in such a way that it is “perfectly reasonable” for bishops to allow existing arrangements for celebration of the older form of the Roman rite to continue in their dioceses, and for lay faithful to continue attending such Masses.

This is according to a canonical assessment issued this week by the Latin Mass Society (LMS) of England and Wales, which aims to give indications on what the decree — an apostolic letter issued motu proprio called Traditionis Custodes (Guardians of Tradition) — means in terms of the canonical obligations on bishops and priests.

The LMS paper, written in consultation with expert canonists, further asserts that the apostolic letter does not abrogate the 1962 Roman Missal, and thus leaves the right of priests to celebrate it intact even though it does regulate the way this right can be exercised. …

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