Traditionis Custodes: An update and next steps

The Vatican Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments recently issued a follow up communication to Traditionis Custodes. This clarification, or “rescript,” specifies that all dispensations related to the Extraordinary Form must now be directly approved by the Vatican. Any previous dispensations permitting the celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Missal in parish churches, like the ones issued in the Diocese of Raleigh last year, must now be shared with the Dicastery for evaluation. The diocese is awaiting further guidance from the Dicastery on how to implement this latest instruction and will submit its current policy for their review as requested.

Pending the results of that review, the current schedule of celebrations remains as outlined in Bishop Luis Zarama's previous response (PDF).

"Please continue to pray that our collective efforts to serve the faithful and promote concord and unity in the Church are fruitful," Bishop Luis said.