An edition to celebrate the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum issued by Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday 7th July 2007.
This 21st Century edition of the traditional Missal of the Tridentine Rite is published with an Imprimatur. (A guarantee from the Church that the publication is free from moral or doctrinal errors.)
For years Catholics participating at the Tridentine Mass have had to rely on hand-me-down and second hand copies - often pre-1962 edtions. The Tridentine Rite remains an important and integral part of Catholic tradition both and historically and spiritually. In 1988, His Holiness Pope John Paul II acknowledged the "lawfulness" and "richness" for the Church of "a diversity of charisms, traditions of spirituality and apostolate", which "constitute the beauty of unity in variety: of blended 'harmony' which the earthly Church rises up to Heaven under the impulse of the Holy Spirit." Apostolic Letter "Ecclesia Dei" of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II Given Motu Proprio, 2 July 1988 (paragraph 5.a).