Thursday, 14 June 2007

I Said I Wouldn't Do It Again, But...

I know, I know... I promised myself (and several other people) that I wasn't going to rise to the bait again. I was going to be a good girl, and just wait patiently. If the Motu Proprio arrived, then I'd party on down with the rest, but I wasn't going to try and guess when it was due out, because there had been far too many false alarms already.

I had schooled myself so well that, when Fr. Zuhlsdorf reported that the document was waiting for translation into Latin, my heart hardly skipped a beat (though I did run the comment past Fr Tim to see what he thought of it.) But I didn't post on it.

I even managed to stay calm when I read that July 14th had also been proposed - partly because Fr. Z was pretty dismissive.

But then I spotted his latest post: there is a report out suggesting that the Holy Father will publish the Motu Proprio before he leaves the Apostolic Palace in Rome for his summer break.

This isn't much help to me: I have no idea when the Holy Father plans to go on holiday. I do know that he's going to be meeting Tony Blair before Blair steps down as PM on 27th June. I seem to recall that the meeting will be on June 23rd, and since there was a suggestion that Blair would be staying at the English College as a guest of Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor, presumably the Holy Father will still be at the Vatican rather than meeting Blair at Castelgandolpho...

However, what got me really excited was Fr. Z's comment that a friend of the Pope, Monsignor Nicholas Bux, says it is a matter of days before the Motu Proprio is released.

Oooh... I better go and buy another bottle of bubbly, just in case...

(Mantilla-twitch to Carolina Canonball for the photo which I swiped from her latest blog banner... but I'm sure she'll forgive me, as I did provide the caption...!)

11 comments:

Ma Beck said...

MAC-
ON. MY. BIRTHDAY!!
Oh, how that would rock.
(June 17th for those needing to know, which is also Father's Day here in the US.)

RomanCatholic Deacon said...

Rorate Caeli says: [note: The Pope's early vacation this summer will be spent in a small villa owned by the Diocese of Treviso, in the tiny hamlet of Lorenzago di Cadore, Province of Belluno, in the Veneto region, in the July 9-27 period.]
Deacon John

DilexitPrior said...

I went to a talk tonight by a priest on the relevance of Latin in the Church today and he (obviously being enthusiastic about these things) said the Motu Propio will be out within the next few days. I'm not holding my breath but I guess it's possible.

Apparently Monsignor Nicola Bux (I don't know the guy, but apparently someone who may know something) said it would be a matter of days. This is also posted on Rorate Caeli.

Cate said...

Be still my heart! (but not for too long, I'd like to live to see it! :)

Mac McLernon said...

Ma: it would rock any day, but yeah especially on your birthday. I would say I hope it's out on my birthday (28 June), but I don't think I can survive that long!!

Deacon John: thanks for the dates!

Dilexit: yes, I quoted Bux.

Cate: I soooooo agree with you
;-)

ali said...

if that happens I might be able to see my first ever Tridentine mass this year! that's exciting!

a thorn in the pew said...

Rorate Caeli has the "new" latest. I just stumbled upon that moments ago.

DilexitPrior said...

I'm going to High Mass tonight for the Feast of the Sacred Heart. :-)

There's a FSSP parish in our archdiocese. A little out of the way, but I figured since I don't have other plans for tonight...

Mac McLernon said...

Fr Tim had planned to do a Latin Mass tonight for the Feast of the Sacred Heart (though I don't know if it was going to be NO or Traditional Rite) but he's doing an interview for EWTN, and thought he wouldn't be back in time, so it's off.

I think he's planning an extra one for next Friday (Saints John Fisher & Thomas More) instead!

Mark said...

No, Ma, it should be on my birthday - June 21st.

Ma Beck said...

Wow! Lots of June babies in the Catholic blogosphere!
;)

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