Yesterday I wrote that the long-expected Instruction on Summorum Pontificum is on its way.
Unfortunately, the comments under that entry are… shall we say… not well-focused.
Under this entry, however, I hope for something far better.
Here is task for you, if you chose to accept.
If you could contribute three essential points to such an Instruction, what would they be?
These would be the most important points, sine quibus non, without which this document should not be issued.
Make them practical, concise and realistic.
That means suggestions like “Make all priests celebrate only the Extraordinary Form!”, or “Eliminate the Novus Ordo!” are simply dumb. You may have a rich fantasy life, but those won’t appear in such an Instruction on this planet.
Also… do not engage each other. Leave each person’s comment entirely alone. Don’t correct anyone, respond to anyone, react to anyone, mention anyone, agree with anyone else. At all. Just post your own points. Period. I trust that’s clear.
Those of your with practical experience of working with the provisions of Summorum Pontificum will have especially good observations.
THINK, then post.
REMEMBER: Summorum Pontificum and an Instruction are NOT solely about YOUR DIOCESE or even YOUR COUNTRY. These are documents for the whole Church, though clearly the issues they address burn hotter in some places than in others.