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Thursday, September 18, 2008

To Russ and others -reply about our Masses

Russ Chesebro said...
Are you still offering up prayers for those of us enrolled in the purgatorial society?
Dear Russ
You are not the first to write to us about this question. We have received many comments, emails and letters asking your question: Are we continuing to offer the daily Holy Mass for all the members of our Purgatorian Archconfraternity in Honour of the Most Holy Redeemer on Golgotha? And is it the Tridentine Mass, the Old Mass, the 1962 Missal?
The unambiguous answer to both of these questions is: Yes!
  • Yes. Every day, as agreed, we offer the Holy Mass for the member of our Purgatorian Archconfraternity in Honour of the Most Holy Redeemer on Golgotha.
  • Yes. We daily offer that Holy Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962, commonly called the Tridentine Mass.

The reason we are asked this question so often must be because many people seem to think that because we have been reconciled with the Holy See, it means that we are no longer permitted to offer the Old Mass. This is not true at all.
We became reconciled with the Holy See as a response to the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of 7 July 2007 where, among other important statements, the Pope made the following solemn judgments that affect us:

"Art. 1. It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Bl. John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church.

Art. 3. Communities of Institutes of consecrated life..., wishing to celebrate Mass in accordance with the edition of the Roman Missal promulgated in 1962, for conventual or "community" celebration in their oratories, may do so. If ... an entire Institute or Society wishes to undertake such celebrations ...permanently, the decision must be taken by the Superiors Major, in accordance with the law and following their own specific decrees and statues."

These two articles are the Pope's judgment that the Old Mass has never been abrogated and that entire religious communities may decide to offer the Mass according to the 1962 Missal permanently. By the judgment of Pope Benedict XVI we are always permitted to offer Holy Mass according to the 1962 Missal. Thank you Holy Father!
In conclusion therefore:
  1. We continue, with the Pope's blessing, daily to offer the Holy Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962.
  2. Daily, we offer the Holy Mass, according to that Roman Missal, for the members of our Purgatorian Archconfraternity in Honour of the Most Holy Redeemer on Golgotha.


Confiteor said...

Rev Fathers,

With your permission, I will post this information on the Pro Papa League Flagship.

I have already provided a link to the Purgatorian Archconfraternity on Pro Papa I, one of our eight (and counting!) PPL blog-ships.

Also, if you see fit, can you please include the Pro Papa League among your Links to Friends?

The PPL adds to its daily prayers for Papa Benedetto many Hail Marys for abundant graces upon your community!

God bless!

Confiteor said...

Many thanks for posting the link to the PPL Flagship! We appreciate the support and thank you in advance for your prayers -- in particular please remember us when you offer the August Sacrifice of our Most Holy Redeemer. Praised be Jesus Christ and Holy Mary!

I have posted news of the Purgatorian Archconfraternity here:

St. Jude Pray For Me said...

Dear Rev. Fr. Michael Mary, F.SS.R.
in all probability people such as
"Russ Chesebro" simply ignores that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated by Vatican.
In fact, as you remark quoting
the Art. 1 of the "Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum", the Pope affirms, now as ever, that it is permissible to celebrate the Tridentine Mass as an extraordinary form of the Liturgy of the Church.
I like to remember to all whom post on this Journal that only
in the 70', hoping in a repopulation of the parishes, the Holy See "suggested" its priests to celebrate the Holy Mass making use of the common language and shortening the ritual.
As all we know this reform brought out different opinions, the most severe was that of the Traditionalists who suffered the consequences of their irreproachableness for long time.
Now, thanks to the valiant work of Religiouses like you,
Rev. Father, the Traditionalist Communities are reappropriating of their fundamental role inside the Church.
God bless
Yours Sincerely
Alessandro Botto

Anonymous said...

Is enrollment to the Archconfraternity still open?

St. Jude Pray For Me said...

Reverend Fathers,
not only in the UK there is an
inconceivable ignorance regard
the Old Mass.
A current new reports of a priest (Don Pino Bacigalupo) settled
at the Parish of San Pietro in Vincoli
- in the municipal district of
Sestri Levante (Genova) - who has firmly refused to officiate the Old Mass describing those who ask for the Tridentine Ritual as a "crowds of dandy people".

Even worse is that
Don Pino Bacigalupo is not the only
priest or person who want to pursue this policy.
- There is a crisis in the Church cause there is a deep crisis between its Ministers -

In this disconcerting background,
as the strong point of the Church
Traditionalists are a landmark for any faithful.
God bless you all

Alessandro Botto

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