Varoitus: tämä teksti sisältää motumaanisia piirteitä.

Monet epäilevät, että motu proprio julkistettaisiin tavalla tai toisella jo huomenna. Syy on se, että vanhassa kalenterissa huomenna on pyhän paavi Pius V:n muistopäivä.

Tätä vastaan on lefebvristien taholta noussut esiin epäily, että motu myöhästyisi vieläkin, jopa ensi vuoden alkuun saakka. Tässä, mitä Rorate kirjoittaa:

Fellay: Motu Proprio ”probably at the end of the year, or even later”

Some information gathered from a sermon by the Superior General of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX/SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay (the French audio file is available at DICI, the FSSPX’s news agency), at a Mass after the consecration of an altar in Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 29, 2007:


The Motu Proprio ”is a strong wish of Benedict XVI, and it is probable that the text will at last arrive”. When? ”In May”, possibly, but ”most probably at the end of the year, or even later”.

Fellay also affirms that the Pope would have been sent a letter by all German Bishops which could be summed up as: ”We do not want a Motu Proprio”.

Ei se mitään. Father Z oli eilisessä podcastissaan hieman valoisampi, hän jopa kertoi löytäneensä yhden mielenkiintoisen vihjeen 5.5.-päivämäärän vahvistukseksi. JP2:n motu proprio -asiakirja Ecclesia Dei adflicta vuodelta 1988 sisältää kohdassa 6 alla siteeratun tekstin. Ehkä siinä on jotakin, johon tarttua (lihavoinnit minun)?

6. Taking account of the importance and complexity of the problems referred to in this document, by virtue of my Apostolic Authority I decree the following:

a) a Commission is instituted whose task it will be to collaborate with the bishops, with the Departments of the Roman Curia and with the circles concerned, for the purpose of facilitating full ecclesial communion of priests, seminarians, religious communities, or individuals until now linked in various ways to the Fraternity founded by Archbishop Lefebvre, who may wish to remain united to the Successor of Peter in the Catholic Church while preserving their spiritual and liturgical traditions, in light of the Protocol signed on 5 May last by Cardinal Ratzinger and Archbishop Lefebvre;

b) this Commission is composed of a Cardinal President and other members of the Roman Curia, in a number that will be deemed opportune according to circumstances;

c) moreover, respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See, for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962 [9].