Fr. John Z. continues to blog about reactions to the pope’s motu proprio allowing greater use of the 1962 Missale Romanum, today posting a letter sent by the Bishop of Steubenville, OH, to his priests with some interesting demands. The motu proprio is just one more instance of the tug-of-war over authority that dominates the Catholic Church today–what is right or true or just too often takes back seat to “who’s in charge here.”

Meanwhile, Alan notes that my old parish, St. Theresa’s in Sugar Land, will be celebrating mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m.