It’s Coming! It is finally coming. July 7th is the date.
Today the Secretary of State Tarcisio Card. Bertone gave the Motu Proprio to 30 bishops from around the world. from Rorate:
The bishops had been invited to Rome for that purpose. At the end of the meeting, in which the motu proprio was introduced together with a letter of explanation by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Benedict met with the bishops. The document is about three pages long, the accompanying letter about four. From Germany, Cardinal Lehmann had been invited. The circumstances of the procedure make clear that the Pope was very interested to personally inform the bishops, in collegial manner, of the content rather than from the media. The publication of both documents will take place on July 7th. It emphasizes the unity of the Roman Rite which will consist of an ordinary and an extraordinary form which are supposed to inspire each other. The ordinary/regular form will continue to be the new rite of 1969. The extraordinary form will be the Missal of Bl. John XXIII. of 1962.
This is the real deal this time. Chill the champagne and save some fireworks from July 4th.
Weirdly enough, we still don’t know the name of the document, however it will likely leak soon.