We must pray that bishops make careful, courageous and pastoral decisions on the implementation of the motu proprio
Msgr. Charles Pope Msgr. Charles Pope is currently a dean and pastor in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, where he has served on the Priest Council, the College of Consultors, and the Priest Personnel Board.
As most of you know, just before Christmas, an explanatory document (“responsa ad dubia”)was issued seeking to answer some of the many questions arising from Traditionis Custodes, a motu proprio of Pope Francis on the Traditional Latin Mass.
Many good authors have already commented on it, raising both canonical and liturgical concerns and questions. My own thoughts on this are from the perspective of a diocesan pastor who has served those who love the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), and who has also served those who appreciate the current order of Mass. I like both forms for different reasons. …