Motu Proprio is “really really close”

With a serene biretta tip to Nihil Obstat    o{]:¬)     we have this (my translation):

The Motu Proprio is "really really close"

In the course of a conference held at Montauban (France) last Saturday, Rev. Fr. La Rocque, of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX), confirmed that the Motu Proprio should be published this week, or at the latest before Holy Thursday.

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  1. Father Bartoloma says:

    I feel like Zeno’s turtle.

  2. arieh0310 says:

    Father Bartoloma,

    Don’t worry we are already halfway there. ;)

  3. zach says:

    That’s nice to hear, but how reliable is the source? “the Motu Proprio…SHOULD BE published this week.” Is he making a statement or is this just more wishful thinking?

  4. gravitas says:

    The March 25 predictio has come and gone. I’m going out on a limb here — not really — and saying Easter will come and go without seeing this as well …

  5. ecclesiastes says:

    Won’t be in Holy Week, very likely tomorow.

  6. Jordan Potter says:

    The prediction of March 25, or of any other major holy day of the Church, had no chance of being right. The Pope doesn’t issue major documents that would overshadow important feast days.

  7. frjpec says:

    Fr. Z,

    Am I correct in thinking that the document would be announced by the Vatican at least a day before its release?

  8. frjpec: I’ve been wondering about that too. Normally, there is advance warning of a document and the announcement of a press conference to present a document. In the case of a Motu Proprio, which by definition is an act of the Pope on his own initiative and schedule not necessarily referring to any event or previous act, it could just drop out of the sky without much advance notice.

  9. Paul Murnane says:

    it could just drop out of the sky without much advance notice.

    Fr. Z,

    I had a friend who was in PSYOPS and you just gave me a great visual of “Save the Liturgy, Save the World” & “Free the Old Mass” leaflets raining down hear in Los Angeles. :) One can only dream…….

  10. woodyjones says:

    Hopefully tomorrow, or the day after, insh’allah (which a friend who had spent much time in Saudi Arabia said, in this context means “manaña” but without the sense of urgency).

  11. swmichigancatholic says:

    It’s okay, even if it doesn’t show up tomorrow or the next day, keep the drums rolling. More and more people are hearing.

  12. Antonius says:

    All my money’s on April 5th, Holy Thursday.

  13. Fr. D says:

    A good way to bring about a desired outcome is usually to deny its happening. So, for the record: The MP is not gonna happen.

  14. Fr D.
    it only works for making sure good things don’t happen :-(

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