Dear Dr. ...
We wish to acknowledge your letter of 29 September 2007 and beg your indulgence for not having managed to respond sooner due to the volume of mail which we have received since the promulgation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum and the many matter which have required our immediate attention.
With regard to your dubia, we respond as follows:
- Candidates for the priesthood in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church have the right to be instructed in both forms of the Roman Rite.
- Those responsible for the formation of candidates for the priesthood in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church should provide for the instruction of their candidates in both forms of the Roman Rite.
We expect that these matters will soon be treated in an instruction on the application of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.
With prayerful best wishes I remain.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Camille Perl
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf has obtained a letter from the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in response to a dubia. This response contains some very interesting hints of things to come in the forthcoming clarifying document. Damian Thompson expresses his joy here. See the full text of the letter below: