Could this be it? Look at the audiences

Something is up.
From the Bolletino:
    Yesterday evening the Pope received in audience:
    His Eminence Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments;
    His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".
Remember that reports have the Motu Proprio coming out after 25 March but before the Triduum. 
Today I spoke with someone to whom a bishop recently received by the Pope said that the Pope was "determined".
Start practicing your responses…

"Introibo ad altare Dei…"

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  1. Theodoricus says:

    Could this be “IT” Father???? We have been waiting for soooooo long….

    Let us pray!!!

  2. hammerbrecher says:

    This could be the home stretch!

  3. Oratorian says:

    Please God that it be so!

  4. Janet says:

    I have yet to attend my first TLM, since there isn’t one offered in my diocese, but I’ve noticed a creeping traditionalism growing in my soul. I look forward to my first experience of a real Latin mass, and hope it happens soon. Once this document comes out, I’d just bet that EWTN and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (both in my diocese) will be racing to be the first to offer it. I suppose our retired acting Bishop can still forbid it to be televised, but at least it will finally be available in Birmingham.
    BTW, can anyone tell me what sort of missal I should start looking for that would help me decipher the TLM liturgy and figure out what the heck is going on? Thanks!

  5. FOLKS… ALL: Do NOT post Missal recommendations here. I will start another entry for that. It is a good topic.

    GO HERE for hand missal discussions.

  6. ray from mn says:

    Ad Deum qui laetificat, juventutem meam.

  7. I deleted a few comments, since I could not move them to another entry. Kindly repost, if you have the time, your hand missal recommendations to the entry I indicated. This could be a very valuable resource for people.

  8. woodyjones says:

    Be still, my heart!

    Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedicto.

  9. Sid Cundiff says:

    Let’s all become citizens of Missouri on this one, folks.

  10. Antonius says:

    ‘Start practising your responses…’
    I presume you’re adressing the people serving Mass, Father. If I’m having a moody day, I prefer no Mass at all to dialogued Mass with readings in the vernacular.

  11. thetimman says:

    Fr. Z, in some churches, I think the line should be, ‘Introibo ad coffetableri Dei’.

  12. carolinapublican says:

    Did anyone notice this entry on the schedule as well…

    “Il Santo Padre riceve questo pomeriggio in Udienza: Card. William Joseph Levada, Prefetto della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede.”

    Is this noteworthy? Or just an interesting coincidence that this meeting was the next afternoon? I don’t know enough about who is who to tell the difference. Sorry.

  13. techno_aesthete says:


    The Holy Father meets with either the Prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Levada, or the Secretary of the CDF, Archbishop Angelo Amato, or both of them every Friday evening. This is pretty much a continuation of what John Paul II did with Cardinal Ratzinger when he was Prefect of the CDF.

  14. Henry Edwards says:

    Someone in another blog suggested that routine regular meetings of Vatican officials with the pope are ordinarily morning or afternoon audiences, while evening audiences are generally weightier special-purpose affairs. Perhaps Father Z can tell us whether there’s anything to this.

  15. nathan says:

    Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes; laudate eum, omnes populi.
    Quoniam confirmata est super vos misericordia ejus,
    et veritas Domini manet in aeternum. (Psalm. CXVI)

  16. woodyjones says:

    It was also noted on Rorate that the English translation says that Cardinals Arinze and Castrillon were received in separate audiences. Anythong to read into that?

  17. woodyjones says:

    OK, anything.

  18. oledocfarmer says:

    The Holy See obviously knows that these audiences are public knowledge. Someone is trying to telegraph something. M.P is eminent in my opinion.

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