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Via Rorate Cæli - http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/11....html#more

The Latin patriarch of the Holy Land, His Beatitude + Fouad Twal, has issued a statement regarding the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in the Holy Land. It contains some interesting points for consideration. What stood out to me especially was the final point, permitting the SSPX to celebrate the TLM in basilicas and sanctuaries throughout the Holy Land so long as they don't publicly advertise their activities. Overall, however, it is disappointing - it appears to be an attempt to suppress the use of the TLM. Nonetheless, it also requires that all basilicas have the materials and ornaments necessary for the TLM, and that there should always be at least one chapel available where the TLM can be celebrated. Interesting.

Quote:DECREE No. 49/2011

On the use of the Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

To the Rev. Rectors of the Basilicas and Sanctuaries,

In the parishes and chaplaincies of the diocese of the Latin Patriarchate, the Eucharist is always celebrated according to the ordinary form of the Roman Missal approved by the servant of God Pope Paul VI (1970) and promulgated in its third edition by the Blessed Pope John Paul II (2000).

Considering the consistent number of basilicas and sanctuaries built on the holy places and open to the reception of pilgrims coming from the entire world, the celebration of the Eucharist according to the extraordinary form remains always exceptional. It is only allowed to the groups of pilgrims already used to its usage in their country. It is subjected to the norms contained in the Instruction of the application of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum (April 30, 2011), published by the Pontifical Commision Ecclesia Dei.

For the spiritual good of these pilgrims,

The Patriarch, FOUAD TWAL,

Diocesan Ordinary,

with the consent of his Episcopal Council,

orders that,

in the Basilicas and sanctuaries,


the norms contained in the instruction be observed, along with the following:

1. All those in charge of a basilica or sanctuary, either a rector or a sacristan, must behave in a welcoming spirit, of pastoral zeal and prudence.

2. Demand from the priest who asks to celebrate to show the 'Celebret' document before preparing what is needed for the celebration of the Eucharist according to the extraordinary form.

3. No priest is allowed to celebrate the Eucharist according to the Extraordinary Form without a sufficient knowledge of the rite.

4. The rector must furnish the basilica or sanctuary of which he is in charge of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962; the Missal of Pius V must not be used.

5. Those in charge of the sacristy of a basilica of sanctuary must have at disposal the ornaments and liturgical material required for the celebration of the Eucharist according to the Extraordinary form.

6. It is recommended that each basilica or sanctuary have an altar in a side chapel that allows for the celebration of the Eucharist with the back to the people.


7. Concelebration not being allowed in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, and in order not have the holy place occupied with individual celebrations, priests in pilgrimage that are present must participate in the Eucharist celebrated by one among them.

8. The rector of the basilica or sanctuary will not allow the administration of the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and marriage without the express permission of the local Ordinary; it is obligatory to follow the directives.

9. The ceremony of diaconal, presbyteral or episcopal ordination is never allowed without the formal written approval of the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Disobedience is punished with the sanctions foreseen by the CIC. [Code of Canon Law]

10. Priests of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X (known as Lefebvrists) may celebrate in the basilicas and sanctuaries in private and without publicizing their initiatives.

Granted in Jerusalem, on September 23, 2011.

† Fouad Twal

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Does point 10 mean that the SSPX have faculties in the Holy Land o.O? 
(11-16-2011, 10:47 PM)Someone1776 Wrote: [ -> ]Does point 10 mean that the SSPX have faculties in the Holy Land o.O? 

It looks like it.
I don't think that permitting their activities in his jurisdictional territory equates to granting them jurisdictional faculties for confessions and marriages. I hope it does, of course, but I think if that were the case it would be more explicitly stated in the Patriarch's decree. In any case, this is quite a big step, considering that many bishops throughout the world altogether forbid the SSPX from celebrating Mass in their churches.

The priest at my university told me that when the SSPX approached him and requested to celebrate Mass in his chapel because it had a suitable high altar, he refused, "because they're definately schismatics." Unfortunately, this erroneous view is widespread amongst regular clergy and laypeople. Steps like the Latin Patriarch's recognition and permission of their activities helps to rectify these common misconceptions about the SSPX.
(11-16-2011, 10:39 PM)Raskolnikov Wrote: [ -> ]Via Rorate Cæli - http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2011/11....html#more

The Latin patriarch of the Holy Land, His Beatitude + Fouad Twal, has issued a statement regarding the implementation of Summorum Pontificum in the Holy Land. It contains some interesting points for consideration. What stood out to me especially was the final point, permitting the SSPX to celebrate the TLM in basilicas and sanctuaries throughout the Holy Land so long as they don't publicly advertise their activities. Overall, however, it is disappointing - it appears to be an attempt to suppress the use of the TLM. Nonetheless, it also requires that all basilicas have the materials and ornaments necessary for the TLM, and that there should always be at least one chapel available where the TLM can be celebrated. Interesting.

Quote:6. It is recommended that each basilica or sanctuary have an altar in a side chapel that allows for the celebration of the Eucharist with the back to the people.[/b]
10. Priests of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X (known as Lefebvrists) may celebrate in the basilicas and sanctuaries in private and without publicizing their initiatives.

Yes, overall disappointing to me. It uses negatively influencing language like "back to the people". It also doesn't allow the SSPX to even speak ("publicize") they events, which is not only a smack in the face, but would essentially defeat any reason to visit such locations if not to have people come to them with the Mass. Like, opps, we fell into this Church, and I guess you all can come and participate in Mass with us. While a small glimmer of things changing, it is like a crying baby giving up its toys for dinner. -1 for the Patriarch.
Just let your imagination go wild. Think of the SSPX being granted faculties from there. What a launching point.

tim
What does the Latin Patriarch have against the FSSP, ICRSS, IBP and other Ecclesia Dei groups?