The Pope is taking steps to revive the ancient tradition of the Latin Tridentine Mass in Catholic churches worldwide, according to sources in Rome.
Pope Benedict XVI is understood to have signed a universal indult — or permission — for priests to celebrate again the Mass used throughout the Church for nearly 1,500 years. The indult could be published in the next few weeks, sources told The Times.
This absolutely rules. I don't care so much about the implications for bringing the Lefevrists and other "more Catholic than the Pope" types back into the fold; I'm all about the power and the majesty of the ritual. Rock on, your Holiness!
EDIT: I probably would have seen this at Captain Ed's place, but this morning I skipped my usual round of blogs so I could catch the early bus.