“Universae ecclesiae”: some observations…

The effect Summorum Pontificum has had on the Church should not be underestimated (nor overestimated, I suppose, by some). The theological and ritual tensions that would naturally arise with the coexistence of two forms of the one Roman rite will not dissipate because of this instruction. But we can hope that greater clarity of SP will be attained through this instruction so that as parishioners, bloggers, and usages ordinary and extraordinary coexist they may do so with mutual understanding and enrichment.

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