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Gregorivs Magnus n. 1 September 2012

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GREGORIVS MAGNVS
The Voice of the Fœderatio Internationalis
Una Voce
“He who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps” - St. Gregory the Great
Pope Gregory the Great and Saint Vitalis Saving the Souls of PurgatoryBy Sebastiano Ricci (1730-1734, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples
 
 
I
NTRODUCTION TO
 GREGORIVS MAGNUS
To honour the 5
th
Anniversary of 
Summorum Pontificum
, the Fœderatio Internationalis UnaVoce launches this twice-yearly journal inhonour of its heavenly Patron, Pope SaintGregory the Great.The purpose of this journal will be to gather together and to present to our Members, to theClergy and to the whole People of God thewritten expression of the Federation’s supportfor the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Riteduring the past nearly five decades.It is offered to you in the hope that it maymake the Extraordinary Form of the RomanRite better known, better understood, better loved and that God may be glorified, HisImmaculate and Ever Virgin Mother may behonoured and that our heavenly Patron,together with the Liturgy and Chant that are his patrimony to the Church, may be well served.GREGORIVS MAGNUS is published by theFœderatio Internationalis Una Voce. TheFIUV is a lay movement within the CatholicChurch, founded in Rome on 12
th
April 1966.Image on front cover used by kind permissionof 
«Fototeca della Soprintendenza Specialeper il PSAE e per il Polo Museale della cittàdi Napoli».
For further information contact
Fototeca della Soprintendenza Speciale peril PSAE e per il Polo Museale della città diNapoli
(tel. 081 2294409, fax 0812294498,
e-mail 
fernandacapobianco@libero.it / sspsae-na.afototeca@beniculturali.it).If you wish to become a Friend of theFœderatio Internationalis Una Voce you canobtain further details from friends@fiuv.org.
Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedicto.
 
Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, etbeatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradateum in animam inimicorum ejus.
 
I
N THE FIRST ISSUE OF
GREGORIVS MAGNUS:
From the President’s Desk:
A Reflection onSummorum Pontificum
 by Mr. Leo Darroch,Executive President – International FederationUna Voce... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Page 3FIUV Position Papers:
General disclaimerand précis of ‘The Service of Men and Boysat the Altar,’‘Liturgical Piety and Participation’and ‘The Manner of Receiving Communion’
... ... ... ... ... ... Page 6Open Forum Papers:
The value of 
 Romanitas
 in the Traditional Movement and theRoman Rite
by the Right Rev. Dr. José-Apeles Santolaria de Puey y Cruells, JCD(ABD), HistL, SMOM ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Page 8Open Forum Papers:
The Priest’s ‘Private’Prayers in the Roman Missal of 1962
by DonGiuseppe Vallauri, FDP ... ... ... ... ... .. Page 12From the FIUV Archives:
Address given byDr. Eric de Saventhem to the members of UNA VOCE in the United States, 13th June,1970
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..Page 14
An Interview with the official spokesman of the Cœtus Internationalis pro SummorumPontificum regarding the forthcomingInternational Pilgrimage to Rome
... Page 18
Ancient Irish Devotion to St. Gregory theGreat
 by Marcella ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Page 20
 
 
Around the FIUV World:
Profiles of FIUVMembers in the Asian Region: All IndiaLaity Congress; Ecclesia Dei Society NewZealand; Una Voce Japan
... ... ... ... Page 25Become a Friend of the FIUV… … … Page 27Member Associations of the FIUV … Page 27
 
 
A
 
EFLECTION ON
S
UMMORUM
P
ONTIFICUM
 
and the Role of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei prior to and post September 2007 
By: Mr. Leo Darroch, Executive President – International Federation Una Voce.
S
INCE
the promulgation of 
Summorum Pontificum
in July 2007 there has been greatrejoicing from those in the Catholic Churchwho wish to retain traditions, and protectTradition. There is no doubt that the statementfrom Pope Benedict that the Missal of 1962had never been abrogated, and the freedom hehas granted to priests of the Roman Rite tocelebrate this form of the Mass, has led to agreat increase in the celebrations of the ancientand venerable rite. However, it is also clear that the promulgation of this
 Motu Proprio
hasled to many questions about the manner of celebration and the rubrics that apply to theMissal revised by Blessed John XXIII. It seemsthat there are some, including many bishops,who deliberately wish to create confusion anddissent in an attempt to dissuade priests andfaithful from benefiting from the Holy Father’s pastoral solicitude, and insist that post-1962developments (such as Communion in thehand, and female altar servers) are perfectlyvalid in Masses celebrated according to theMissal of 1962. On the other hand, there areothers who have genuine queries about what isallowed during the celebration of theExtraordinary form of the Mass. Questions are being raised more or less on a daily basis andthe Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei[PCED] is being inundated with letterscontaining requests for clarification; to such anextent that a document has been prepared thatseeks to clarify matters once and for all. Wehave been advised to wait patiently for the publication of this document.As I made clear in my Report to the PCED on29
th
April 2008, I believe that
Summorum Pontificum
(and
Quattuor Abhinc Annos
[1984] and
 Ecclesia Dei Adflicta
[1988] beforeit) should be interpreted according to the mindof the Legislator in his desire to redress,
 
amongother things, what many traditional Catholics believe to have been abuses of their 
 
legitimateaspirations. I believe those who seek to modifythe directives of 
Summorum Pontificum
toincorporate the changes post-1962 should beinformed that they may freely
 
avail themselvesof the
 Novus Ordo
in Latin where most of thevarious adaptations are
 
already available, or can be adopted without any difficulty. The1965 Ordo and the 1967
Missa Normativa
were, by their own nature, only transitory andtemporary stages and lost
 
any particular significance once the 1969 edition of theRoman Missal was published by
 
Pope Paul VI.There is, consequently, no sense inencouraging the adoption of elements of 
 
thoseordos as somehow being natural and genuineevolutions of the 1962 Missal, which
 
remainsthe only legitimate expression of theExtraordinary form of Roman Rite as defined
 
 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
 
Recently, there has been much publicity givento a letter that was issued by the PCED in 1997and signed by the then President, CardinalFelici, and by Monsignor Perl, the Secretary.This letter permits a number of modifications tocelebrations of the Missal of 1962 concerningthe Epistle, Gospel, Gloria, Credo, Pater Noster,and Prefaces from the appendix of the 1965Missale Romanum and from that of 1970. They,therefore, are superseded by the provisions of 
Summorum Pontificum
. For if the SupremePontiff wished prior liturgical provisions to beobserved, he would have stated as much in hisMotu Proprio of 7th July 2007.In the midst of all this confusion there is, perhaps, a single question to be posed, theanswer to which may make the responses to allthe many queries irrelevant. But first it isnecessary to set the scene.The Holy Father, in
Summorum Pontificum
,could not have been clearer in stating what hemeans and meaning what he stated. Heconstantly refers to the Missal of 1962
OR 
theMissal of 1970. There is no ambiguity; it is astraight choice between one or the other. Thereis no in-between.With the full authority of Peter, the SupremeLegislator stated
“We Decree”.
He then statesthat the Missal of Blessed John XXIII:

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