The First Line
I promised you all that as soon as I had something credible from this morning's session, I would write it....
And away we go.
Most everyone and everything is, at this point, "tight-lipped." However, the word I'm getting is that, at the interdicasterial meeting held today, a document was ordered which would, as I was told, "free the Old Mass," clearing a major hurdle toward resolving the eighteen year-old schism of the Society of St. Pius X. Concerns on its implementation in the dioceses were noted.
It is reported that the Pope's desire is to have the document drafted and on the table at the next summit of the curial heads, to be held sometime in late March.
In contrast to Whispers' first report of the recent rapid developments on the question of the Society, the words "in privatu" were not used in this summary of the meeting and its intents as regard a prospective indult of the Pian Rite. Of course, this does not mean that the construction no longer applies -- it simply was not used, which is of note.
As always, more as it is credibly received.