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Decree of the Archdiocese of Manila regarding the Missal of 1962
This has just been posted on the website of the Archdiocese of Manila. I am reposting it here for informational purposes, with the most noteworthy portions highlighted. Due to the sensitivity of the situation in Manila, I am closing the combox for this post. CAP.

ARCHDIOCESAN GUIDELINES ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE MASS ACCORDING TO THE RITE OF THE ROMAN MISSAL PUBLISHED IN 1962 (TRIDENTINE MASS)In accordance with the norms laid down by the Apostolic Letter, issued motu propio, of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, We hereby establish the following guidelines and conditions on the celebration of the Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962 (Tridentine Mass) in the Archdiocese of Manila:
The regulation of the celebration of this extraordinary form of the Mass belongs to the Archbishop of Manila, through the Minister of the Ministry for Liturgical Affairs of the Archdiocese of Manila.
This form of Mass is to be celebrated only at the Christ the King Chapel of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Manila once a month, but not on Sundays and Solemnities.
The presider at this form of celebration should be a priest duly appointed by the Archbishop of Manila.
To ensure the solemnity and orderliness of the celebration of this form of Mass, the participation of other ministers (i.e., lectors, Master of Ceremonies, servers, choir, etc.) in the liturgy is to be determined and regulated by the Ministry for Liturgical Affairs of the Archdiocese of Manila.
The celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass in this Chapel is open to any individual or group in the Archdiocese of Manila who may have the desire to participate in such celebrations. Further requests from individuals or groups from the parishes of or who belong to the Archdiocese of Manila to celebrate this form of Mass is to be directed to join the monthly celebration at the Manila Cathedral.
It is highly encouraged that a missal / booklet of the rite in Latin and English be prepared to help the faithful follow the celebration. It is like wise encouraged that those who will participate in this Mass undergo a catechetical orientation before the celebration.
The Archbishop of Manila has jurisdiction over this celebration and, therefore, can decide to limit or discontinue this monthly celebration anytime he judges that this is not consonance with the whole pastoral direction of the Local Church.
Given in Manila, this 8th day of December 2008.

+GAUDENCIO B. CARDINAL ROSALESArchbishop of Manila
That's nuts.
StevusMagnus Wrote:This form of Mass is to be celebrated only at the Christ the King Chapel of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Manila once a month, but not on Sundays and Solemnities.
+GAUDENCIO B. CARDINAL ROSALESArchbishop of Manila


Guess this Archbishop did not read Moto prop well.....it can be widely celebrated moree than once a month on a non-Sunday and, Sunday too!! [Image: rolleyes.gif][Image: frown.gif]

Yeah. Summorum Pontificum makes it clear. Priests are free to totally ignore this.
Cdl. Rosales is following the policy of his predecessor, Cardinal Jaime Sin who never allowed the TLM in Manila (this prelate welcomed visitors to his cathedral residence by saying "Welcome to the House of Sin" -- very funny, har har). But Sin has passed away, may he rest in peace (I wonder if the eternal Judge was pleased with the cardinal's joke).

By hindering the liberation of the Latin Mass, Cardinal Rosales has not read the motu proprio and is not doing the pope's will, which represent's God's will. Somebody ought to tell him that and remind him that he might already have been judged.

The SSPX has ordained eight Filipino priests and has mission chapels all over the main islands, as well as two minor seminaries.

What will happen to the other Church's that are now celebrating the TLM (in Cubao and other cities)? Close them down?
We've just been discussing this in our mailing list. Sadly the Philippines is liturgically behind when it comes to general awareness of this things. It's as if we've only moved into the Indult era with this decree. I'm just glad we're in a different diocese (the others aren't affected, to answer Vincentius's question).
How could they haveĀ even read the MP and then state that they have jurisdiction over the issue. The whole point of the MP was that the DON"T have jurisdiction....

This is just lies, lies, lies.....