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For the Record – Schmitz: Motu proprio ”is ready”

Some excerpts of Brian Mershon’s report on a recent conference by Mgr. Michael Schmitz, United States Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICRSS), published by Envoy Magazine:


On the ”Motu proprio”:


“I can tell you that the document is ready,” he said. “The person who is responsible for it does not want to discuss it any longer,” Schmitz added.

Msgr. Schmitz’s revelation corresponds with the February 7 Mexican daily Milenio article, although citing no sources, which reported the PCED had delivered the document to the Pope in January for his review, consideration and eventual promulgation.

Marini to be replaced soon:


Another notable newsworthy item that Msgr. Schmitz delivered at his February 19, hour-long presentation during the question-and-answer period was that Archbishop Piero Marini, whom many had speculated would have been removed long ago, has finally accepted another assignment.

“The Pope is before all else, a gentlemen,” … Msgr. Schmitz did not give any details as to the nature of Archbishop Marini’s new assignment.

On the ”Reform of the Reform”:


…the popularly called “reform of the reform” of the Novus Ordo missal is distinct from, and “does not concern the old missal,”

On changes to the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal:


“The missal we use will be left unchanged”…

Aspects of the post-synodal exhortation:


…two specific encouragements — offering Mass ad orientem and using a Latin canon and Gregorian chant during the ordinaries of the Novus Ordo liturgy — may indeed be part of the post-Synod on the Eucharist document…