Rorate Caeli: Many FI priests petitioning to be relieved of pontifical vows
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(05-15-2014, 11:47 AM)puppy99 Wrote: Dears, can anyone explain to me what's happening? What's the good of it for those priests to be relieved of pontificial vows and become diocesan?

Diocesan Rite is achieved when a religious institute achieves 40 fully-professed members. Pontifical Rite is achieved when a religious institute achieves 200 fully-professed members. As far as I can tell, leaving Pontifical Rite means less direct scrutiny from the Curia. They would return to their status of being dependent upon local Dioceses, rather than acting as their own "floating diocese" - to use a somewhat imprecise allegory.

To relinquish Pontifical Rite is somewhat akin to relinquishing some freedom... but with this Pope, it may well be for the better.
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