Archbishop Wuerl Regarding the Motu Propio and the New Norms for the Use of the 1962 Roman Missal

July 09, 2007

Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl issued the following statement after Pope Benedict XVI released a motu propio with new norms for the use of the 1962 Roman Missal:

“It is clear that the Holy Father is trying to reach out pastorally to those who feel an attraction to this form of the liturgy, and that he is asking the pastors to be aware of and support their interest. This form of the Mass has been available at several locations in the Archdiocese of Washington for many years. We will be putting together a committee to revise the sacramental norms and facilitate implementation of the motu propio by its effective date in September.”

Susan Gibbs
Director of Communications
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