PERSONAL PARISHES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM
One may learn that this past weekend, on the Melbourne Australia website of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter it was announced that in the Mother Diocese of the Latin West, H.H., Pope Benedict XVI will erect the Parish of Trinita dei Pellegrini as a "Personal Parish" for the celebration of all the Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form in accordance with Summorum Pontificum Art. 10.
Fas est Ordinario loci, si opportunum iudicaverit, paroeciam personalem ad normam canonis 518 pro celebrationibus iuxta formam antiquiorem ritus romani erigere aut rectorem vel cappellanum nominare, servatis de iure servandis.
In other words: ALL TRAD - ALL THE TIME
The same announcement from the FSSP includes that:
the Holy Father wishes this model to be “an exemplar for the whole Church”.Two Thoughts:
1 - One wonders how many dioceses will follow the set model. Riiiiiiiiiiiight....
There is at least one potential exemplar Parish in my own diocese, and if that were somehow not feasible, then there are at least three priests in said diocese who would be willing to found such an exemplar Parish from the ground up. There is no reason that a diocese should have to be dependent upon the Traditional Orders/Societies of Apostolic Life such as the FSSP to found Personal Parishes when there are diocesan priests in a given place who would give their eye-teeth to do as much (and here come the 6 magic words) were they permitted to do so.
2 - Not to illuminate the obvious here, but why, on Earth, is this the first such Parish in ROME OF ALL PLACES?!?!? How is it possible that the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey (to name only two) are so far ahead of the curve on this? Mind boggling.