Pope Restores Limits On Pre-Vatican II Mass
hat Does This Mean for The Rockford Diocese?
July 22, 2021
DIOCESE—“We (the bishop and the Tribunal) are working to implement faithfully what has been asked by the Holy Father with respect to the Mass, keeping in mind the tradition, as well as the history, beauty, theology and the instruction of the Church throughout history and in our own time,” Bishop David Malloy said.
According to Father Joseph Jaskierny, adjutant judicial vicar in the Diocesan Tribunal, the motu proprio is being reviewed and studied. 
Father Jaskierny said “there are aspects of this document that raise some questions as to how to implement it, so clarifications are needed.” 
Both Bishop Malloy and Father Jaskierny said these questions will need some clarification by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.
In 2002, St. Mary Oratory in Rockford was designated by Bishop Thomas G. Doran as a place in the diocese where the Mass is offered according to the liturgical books used prior to the post-Vatican II liturgical reforms. Part of the work being carried out by Father Jaskierny is how implementing Traditionis Custodes would affect a place such as St. Mary Oratory, if at all.
Father Jaskierny pointed out that in 2007 when Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum, the last major document that addressed the use of the 1962 Roman Missal, bishops and their respective dioceses were given about two months to put the laws in that motu proprio into effect. 
“We learned about Traditionis Custodes this morning (July 16) along with the rest of the world when it was published on the Vatican website, and it is in effect today,” Father Jaskierny said after receiving the document.
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