“From Traditionis Custodes to the Responsa ad Dubia: On the Hermeneutics of Our Holy Father Francis’s Legislation”

INTRODUCTION On 18 December 2021, His Holiness Pope Francis approved Responsa ad dubia (RAD) to his motu proprio Traditionis custodes (TC). Some consider the Responsa a response to the Roman rite, but in this essay we shall show this is not the case. We submit our interpretation to the judgment of hierarchical authority and declare … Read more