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…or heads are going to explode.

Of course, if he is about to do something, heads are going to explode anyway. Different heads, but still.

In an excellent, detailed post, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf collects all the rumors and signs pointing to Pope Benedict giving universal permission for the Tridentine liturgy, soon.

Some time ago I suggested that we might see some sort of document from Pope Benedict was coming which would liberalize the use of the older, so-called “Tridentine” Mass, the 1962 editio typica of the Missale Romanum.  As a matter of fact, I heard from one place that the Pope had already signed a document to this effect.

It might be good to review what we do know.  Since every one is going to indulge in the juicy fruit of speculation anyway, it is good to do a summary of points and then think them through. 

Other places where this is being discussed and sorted through:

Rorate Coeli

The New Liturgical Movement

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