We are all having fun with conjectures about a date for the Motu Proprio. And it is fun isn’t it? Still we must be realistic about it as well as more than a little resigned. If we retain a sense of humor about the whole thing, it won’t weigh on us too heavily.
Now for the strong cup of much needed espresso.
Over at Rorate there is an entry about how the SSPX Bishop Barnard Fellay says the MP "is a strong wish of Benedict XVI, and it is probable that the text will at last arrive". When? "In May", possibly, but "most probably at the end of the year, or even later". Rorate also reports that the German bishops may be fighting the MP now too.
No surprises there.
When I was a kid I would call a friend by phone and occasionally get his not too bright sister who, after mistaking me for her brother, would eventually exclaim, "He’s either here or somewhere else."
Yep, those are the choices. A comprehensive answer if there ever was one.
So, the MP will come out in May, or maybe later in the year, or may be even later than that.
In the meantime, let us dream about tomorrow.