We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used. Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us. We likewise declare and ordain that no one whosoever is forced or coerced to alter this Missal, and that this present document cannot be revoked or modified, but remain always valid and retain its full force notwithstanding the previous constitutions and decrees of the Holy See, as well as any general or special constitutions or edicts of provincial or synodal councils, and notwithstanding the practice and custom of the aforesaid churches, established by long and immemorial prescription – except, however, if more than two hundred years’ standing.
This is exciting news related to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest’s Youth Choir Camp, August 1-6 (about which I posted here). To help defray the costs of the camp, and to assist those children who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend, the Institute has begun a scholarship fund. I ask readers to prayerfully consider a donation to this fund. The work of restoration in the Church requires youth who will learn and advance our great Catholic musical tradition.
Saint Francis de Sales Oratory – memo: Choir Camp Scholarship fund.
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