Tag: Extraordinary Form Mass

Aug 2017
The Extraordinary Form Mass

On July 7, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated an Apostolic Letter ‘Motu Propio’ (on his own initiative) Summorum Pontificum on the use of the Roman liturgy prior to the reform of 1970.  In that letter, while emphasizing that Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI and subsequently revised by St. John Paul II remains the “Ordinary Form” (OF) for the celebration of the Mass of Roman Rite, the Missal of 1962 had never been abrogated, was always permitted, and could henceforth be used almost without restriction as the “Extraordinary Form” (EF) for......

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