Showing posts with label Archbishop Angelo Scola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Archbishop Angelo Scola. Show all posts

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ordinarium Missae of the Traditional Ambrosian Rite is Here

(Milan) From the traditional cultural club Signum Ambrosianum  has just now published the Ordinarium Missae  in the traditional form of the Ambrosian Rite.The Archdiocese of Milan gave the imprimatur .
A simple printed Latin-Italian version is already available, a fully colored, beautifully designed edition will be completed before Christmas. It already can Ordinarium as a PDF on the website of Signum Ambrosianum be viewed. Also one has been e-book version for tablet and smartphone provided. Ordinary Mass can free downloaded, printed and circulated. The only condition is that the source is - ISBN 978-88-907422-2-4 .

Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in Milan without validity

Canon Amodeo celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in ancient Ambrosian rite
When Pope Benedict XVI. issued  the motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum in 2007, the Archbishop Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini (1979-2002) and the Milan clergy were little enthused. When the seminarians of the Archbishop's Seminary  requested   training in the "extraordinary" form,   Martinis successor Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi (2002-2011) represented the view that the Motu Proprio applies only to the Roman rite, but not for the Ambrosian rite. The Archdiocesan canon lawyer based his interpretation  that only the Roman rite is mentioned in the Motu Proprio. Accordingly, it applies to the scope of the Ambrosian rite stemming from the Motu Proprio  Ecclesia Dei of  1988.
Under the incumbent, since 2011, Archbishop Cardinal Angelo Scola established a change in the attitude of the Archdiocesan Curia. Cardinal Scola  as Patriarch of Venice  had transferred the care of the faithful who wanted the old rite to the FSSP, the rectorate of a church on the Grand Canal.  For the celebration of the traditional form of the Ambrosian rite two Milan canons, Canon Angelo Amodeo and Canon Attilio Cavalli strove mightily to celebrate it. After the death of Canon Amodeo  the traditional Ambrosian rite found a strong advocate in the new archdiocesan master of ceremonies,  Msgr. Claudio Fontana. The Society of St. Pius X began, after the death of Msgr. Amodeo with the celebration in the traditional Ambrosian rite, since they had celebrated in Milan only in the traditional Roman Rite.

Ambrosian Rite in Parts of Lombardy and of the Ticino

The Ambrosian rite is the official liturgical rite of the Archdiocese of Milan. The Superior is the Archbishop of Milan. The ritual goes back to the canonization of the Church Father Ambrose, who was from 374-397 Archbishop of Milan, but is much older in essential parts.
When Pope Gregory I at the end of the 6th century, expanded the Roman Rite in the Latin Church, the Ambrosian rite, next to the Mozarabic (Iberian-Visigothic) and other local rites, such as the Aquileiean Rite. While the rite of the patriarch of Aquileia and Venice was  replaced by the Council of Trent  with the Roman rite, the Ambrosian rite is there to this day. This fact is attributed to the fact that Pope Pius IV. was Milanese and was the soul of the Council of Trent, while  Saint Charles Borromeo was Archbishop of Milan 1560-1584 .

Charles Borromeo kept the Ambrosian rite, Paul VI. subjected him to the Liturgy Reform

Imprimatur of the Archdiocese of Milan
Conversely, the Ambrosian rite was addressed by the post-conciliar liturgical reform, because Paul VI. was before his election as Pope, Archbishop of Milan. He took a personal interest that the liturgical reform was implemented in his former diocese. This worried his successor, Cardinal Giovanni Colombo, who performed the liturgical reform with "iron will" (Vita Pastorale 9/2008). Under Cardinal Tettamanzi "reform in the wake of the Second Vatican Council" (Vita Pastorale) in 2008 with the "New Ambrosian Lectionary" (NLA) was largely completed was introduced in 1976 ad experimentum.
The Ambrosian rite originally comprised much of northern Italy. Today it is still celebrated throughout the Archdiocese of Milan (except two small enclaves) as well as some adjacent areas of the dioceses of Bergamo, Lodi and Novara, and especially in the north of the Swiss diocese of Lugano.
The cultural association founded in 2012 Signum Ambrosianum is dedicated to the care of the traditional form of the Ambrosian rite. So far,  next to the Ordinarium Missae  there is already  published a Antiphonale Missarum and Laudamus Te  with the most important songs of the Ambrosian liturgy. The publication of the Ambrosian Psalters and publications on the Ambrosian chant are in preparation.
Signum Ambrosianum works closely with the existing since 2011 Cantori Ambrosiani and the Association Res Musica together, who are committed to the care of the Ambrosian chant in the liturgy.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Signum Ambrosianum
Trans: Tancred

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Milan Gets New Archbishop -- Cathedra of St. Ambrose

Editor: There will be no decision till the end of June, probably.  This was originally predicted from a report by 'Il Giorno' at  The favorite candidate might be refusing this honor, but the Holy Father may want him in this position very badly. At least the favorite is a friend of Tradition.

(Mailand)For more than a year the naming of the expected Archbishop of Milan has been expected.  This holds not only for Italy, but throughout the world.  The Archbishopric of Milan is the largest Diocese in the World.  The Cathedra which was that of the Church Father St. Ambrose, has brought several Popes in the Twentieth Century.  Because of the Ambrosian Rite, still in use in the north Italian metropolis, it gives the Archdiocese a special position in the Church.

Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice is the Favorite

The serving Archbishop Dionigi Cardinal Tettamanzi since 2002, has already passed the age limit two years ago.  Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Cardinal to remain in office.  Since then, the successor carousel has turned.  At the same time two Cardinals are held as favorites for the prestigious See: Cardinal Angelo Scola,  born 1941, the Patriarch of Venice with a very strong relationship with Pope Benedict XVI.  Scola is closely associated with the society of Communion and Liberation (CL) founded by Father Giussiani. He immediately put the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in effect by establishing it at a church near the Grand Canal, which was entrusted to the Society of St. Peter.  In the past year the Cardinal celebrated Holy Mass in the Old Rite himself during his visit to the church.

Cardinal Gianfraco Ravasi, born 1942.  He's been an Exegete since 2007 of the Papal Council of Rites and since 2010 a Cardinal, and was himself brought into play as successor in Milan.  Both come from Lombardy and the names of both were part of a fiver-proposal sent to the Nuncio for Italy this Spring and submitted to the Holy See.

What is remaining are three names proposed.  One such is included by the Pope with the same or other names.  He can select from them, but also may chose not to.  In the proposal of three, which is only presented to the Congregation of Bishops, is missing Cardinal Ravasi.  Although in Milan the Corriere della Sera is last but not least, advocated for Msgr Ravasi, his naming is becoming more increasingly unlikely, the more it becomes evident that the Pope does not seem to show himself ready to build a balanced Roman curia.

The Diocese of Several Popes

 The Episcopal Congregation has put forth the names of three qualified candidates: in the first place is Cardinal Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Vencice, follwed by Msgr Francesco Lambiasi, Bishop of Rimni and Msgr Aldo Giordano, standing observer of the Holy See in the Council of Europe.  On Thursday 9 June the Congregation of Bishops will evaluate the three remaining proposed three and make a recommendation to the Pope.

Msgr Giuseppe Bertello, the Apostolic Nuncio for Italy directed three different interviews, with which he received the opinions of Bishops, Priests and Laity from Milan and Lombardy.  At the last inquiry in the past weeks were effecting the aforementioned fiver proposal, which included Cardinal Ravasi and Msgr Pietro Parolin, Apostolic Nuncio for Venezuela.  The last mentioned appear in any case, will not appear in the three proposed which the Congregation will evaluate.

According to canon law there is nothing that says the Pope is bound in his decision.  Even the Congregation can propose other names to the Pope. Recently in the last days there were even new members named to the Congregation, which might set a different accent. These are Cardinal Mauro Piacenza and the emeritus Bishop Lorenzo Chiarinelli.

Cardinal Scola is therefore the favorite for the Diocese of St. Ambrose. Before his appointment the Patriarchate of Venice he was Bishop of Grosseto, Rector of the Lateran University and the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's valued collaborator in the Congregation for Doctrine and the Faith.

Bishop Lambiasi has been the spiritual assistant of Catholic Action Italy.  Msgr Giordano, who is still not a Bishop, belongs to the Papal Diplomatic Staff.  he has already been on a three list last year for the Archdiocese of Turin.  At that time the Pope decided finally for the Bishop of Vicenza Msgr Cesare Nosiglia.

We won't know Till the End of June Who +Tettamanzi's Successor Will be

This is the first time in a century that the naming of a new Archdiocese of MIlan, one of the most important Diocese of the world, has gone according to orderly election process in place for most of the other Diocese. At the last a naming  will always happen  directly through the Pope without the intercession of the Congregation of Bishops and their procedures.

On the 9th of June the last evaluation of the candidates will take place.  A few days later Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, will submit a recommendation to  Pope Benedict XVI.  The name of the new Archbishop of Milan will be be made foreseeably known at the end of the month.

(Sacri Palazzi/Giuseppe Nardi, Bild: Sacri Palazzi)

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