Saturday, March 10, 2007
Papal Document to be Released on Tuesday!

I just saw this on a message board:

Papal document on Eucharist due March 13

Vatican, Mar. 6, 2007 ( - Pope Benedict’s apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist will be released on Tuesday, March 13, the Vatican has announced.

The new papal document, entitled Sacramentum Caritatis, summarizes and concludes the deliberations of the Synod of Bishops, which met in October 2005 to discuss the Eucharist.

The apostolic exhortation will be introduced to the press at a briefing hosted by Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice, who was the relator general for the Synod assembly; and Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, the secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops.

The Synod of Bishops met in October 2005 to discuss the theme, “The Eucharist: Living Bread for Peace in the World,” with 256 bishops from 118 countries participating in the discussions. In a break from the usual practice, the Synod fathers made public an “unofficial” list of the 50 propositions approved at the conclusion of their deliberations. Ordinarily the propositions remain confidential, to be used by the Pope in preparing an apostolic exhortation on the topic of the Synod's deliberations. But Pope Benedict approved the public release of the conclusions from this assembly.

During a February 22 meeting with priests in Rome, Pope Benedict had said that the release of his apostolic exhortation was imminent.

CWNews goes on to think out loud what the rest of us are thinking about:

Some Vatican sources have suggested that the unveiling of the apostolic exhortation could clear the way for another long-awaited papal document: a motu proprio allowing wider use of the pre-conciliar liturgy. In announcing the release of Sacramentum Caritatis, the Vatican press office made no mention of that other document

There is a page at the Vatican's website for Sacramentum Caritatis.

4 comment(s):

del_button March 10, 2007 at 7:41 PM
Jean Heimann said...

I am eager to learn more about this and can hardly wait for it to come out.

Thanks for posting this, Money.

God bless you,

del_button March 11, 2007 at 3:19 AM
Anonymous said...

I am getting rather excited by it.

I'm thinking it might behoove me to sign up for the Catholic Truth Society's Vatican Documents subscription Service.

del_button March 11, 2007 at 9:30 PM
Matthew said...

I'm getting VERY excited!

del_button March 12, 2007 at 12:44 PM
Anonymous said...

*teases* I'm more excited than you are! ;-)

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