A Question for Liturgy Nerds and Calendar Geeks
#1
On 2 July 1911, prior to the issuance of the Pio-Benedictine Code, St Pius X issued the motu proprio Supremi disciplinae, reducing the number of Holy Days of Obligation from 36 to 8 (they were increased to the ten they are today by the 1917 Code).

I am writing an article for a website on Holy Days of Obligation and Fasting and Abstinence regulations, and I would like to find either the motu proprio, preferably in English, but I think I can handle it in Latin, or a concise list of the Holy Days as they existed before Supremi disciplinae.

Anyone know where I can find this information?
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#2
Sorry for the length, but this is the Latin from the 1911 AAS (PDF)
Quote:Supremi Disciplinae Ecclesiasticae custodes et Moderatores Pontifices Romani, si quando christiani populi bonum id Ipsissuaderet, sacrorum Canonum sanctiones relaxare benigne consueverunt. Nos quidem Ipsi, quemadmodum iam alia, ob mutatas temporum et civilis societatis conditiones, immutanda existimavimus, ita etiam in praesens ecclesiasticam legem de festis diebus ex praecepto servandis, ob peculiaria aetatis adiuncta, opportune temperandam censemus. Lata enim terrarum marisque spatia, mira nunc celeritate homines percurrant, facilioremque per expeditiora itinera aditum ad eas nationes nanciscuntur, quibus minor est festivitatem de praecepto numerus. Aucta etiam commercia, et citatae negotiorum tractationes videntur ex interposita frequentium festorum dierum mora aliquid pati. Succrescens denique in dies rerum ad vitam necessariarum pretium stimulos addit, ne saepius servitia opera ab illis intermittantur quibus est victus labore comparandus.

His de causis iteratae preces, praesertim postremis hisce temporibus, Sanctae Sedi adhibitae sunt ut festivitatem de praecepto numerus minueretur.

Haec omnia Nobis animo repetentibus, qui unam christiani populi salutem cordi habemus, opportunum maxime consilium visum est festos dies ex Ecclesiae mandato servandos imminuere. 

Itaque, Motu Proprio et matura deliberatione Nostra, adhibitoque consilio Venerabilium Fratrum Nostrorum S. R. E. Cardinalium qui ad Ecclesiae leges in Codicem redigendas incumbunt, haec quae sequuntur de festis diebus edicimus observanda.


I. Ecclesiastico praecepto audiendi Sacri et abstinendi ab operibus servilibus hi tantum, qui sequuntur, dies subiecti manebunt : Omnes et singuli dies dominici, festa Nativitatis, Circumcisionis, Epiphaniae et Ascensionis Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, Immaculatae Conceptionis et Assumptionis Almae Genitricis Dei Mariae, Beatorum Petri et Pauli Apostolorum, Omnium denique Sanctorum.

II . Dies festi Sancti Ioseph, Sponsi Beatae Mariae Virginis, et Nativitatis Sancti Ioannis Baptistae, uterque cum octava, celebrabuntur, tamquam in sede propria, prior, Dominica insequente diem XIX Martii, immoto permanente festo si dies XIX Martii in Dominicam incidat ; alter, Dominica quae festum Sanctorum Petri et Pauli Apostolorum antecedat. Festum vero Sanctissimi Corporis Christi, idemque cum octava privilegiata, Dominica post Sanctissimam Trinitatem, tamquam in sede propria, celebrabitur, statuta pro festo Sacratissimi Cordis Iesu feria VI intra octavam.

III . Ecclesiastico praecepto, quod supra diximus, dies festi Patronorum non subiacent. Locorum autem Ordinarii possunt solemnitatem exteriorem transferre ad Dominicam proxime
sequentem.

IV. Sicubi aliquod festum ex enumeratis legitime sit abolitum vel translatum, nihil inconsulta Sede Apostolica innovetur. Si qua vero in natione vel regione aliquod ex abrogatis festis
Episcopi conservandum censuerint, Sanctae Sedi rem deferant. 

V. Quod si in aliquod ex festis quae servata volumus, dies incidat abstinentiae vel ieiunio consecratus, ab utroque dispensamus; eamdemque dispensationem etiam pro Patronorum
festis, hac Nostra lege abolitis, concedimus, si tamen solemniter et cum magno populi concursu ea celebrari contingat. Novum Apostolicae sollicitudinis argumentum huiusmodi
praebentes, spem Nos certam fovemus, fideles universos iis etiam diebus, quos nunc de numero festivitatem praecepto obstrictarum expungimus, suam in Deum pietatem et in Sanctos venerationem, non minus quam antea, fore testaturos, ceterisque diebus festis, qui in Ecclesia servandi supersunt, diligentiore, quam antehac, studio observandum praeceptum curaturos.

Contrariis quibusvis, licet speciali et individua mentione dignis, non obstantibus.


Datum Romae, apud S. Petrum, die II mensis Iulii MCMXI, Pontificatus Nostri anno octavo.

Pius, P.P. X .


If you need help with the Latin, I may have time later.
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#3
People complain about the few that we have now, imagine 36! I personally do like the idea of more HDOs than we currently have. The average Catholic hardly has anything to do with the liturgical year because they only go to Mass 60ish times per year, 52 of which are Sundays.
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#4
Interesting about the feasts of St Joseph, St John the Baptist and Corpus Christi being transferred to Sunday. Or is it only transferring the precept to hear Mass, which wouldn't make sense since Sundays are required anyway? And how could St Joseph have an Octave, since 19 March is always during Lent?
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#5
Thanks, MM! If I need help with the Latin, I'll PM you. And your reply to FultonFan's question is even more valuable information for the article!
Jovan-Marya of the Immaculate Conception Weismiller, T.O.Carm.

Vive le Christ-roi! Vive le roi, Louis XX!
Deum timete, regem honorificate.
Kansan by birth! Albertan by choice! Jayhawk by the Grace of God!
“Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog.)” 
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