Archive for July, 2007

My dear Brother Bishops, With great trust and hope, I am consigning to you as Pastors the text of a new Apostolic Letter “Motu Proprio data” on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970. The document is the fruit of much reflection, numerous consultations and prayer. News reports and judgments […]

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APOSTOLIC LETTER SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI GIVEN MOTU PROPRIO 7 July, AD 2007 Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, ‘to the praise and glory of His name,’ and […]

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