While the French bishops, as a group, have received much attention over the past couple of months in connection with the anticipated Motu Proprio extending the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, there has been relatively less attention drawn to the recent use of that liturgy by French bishops.
Tomorrow, Archbishop Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass (Mass of St. Pius V) at the Parish of Sainte-Odile, for the memorial of St. Odile which falls on December 13. That Parisian parish's website announces the events for the parish's day of celebrating its patron saint. Archbishop Vingt-Trois will preside at two of the day's several Masses, and the first of those Masses will be the Mass of St. Pius V (the Traditional Latin Mass). The Mass of St. Pius V will be celebrated again, without the Archbishop, at 6:00 p.m. at that parish. Hat tip to Le Salon Beige.
An October 29 post on this blog considered French news reports about liturgical reform up to that point.
A November 8 article in Catholic World News spoke of Cardinal Ricard's expectation that "various consultations" would be undertaken by the Vatican before the anticipated Motu Proprio would be ready for release. Consultations were to begin soon in Rome, with the Ecclesia Dei commission, of which Cardinal Ricard is a member, to have an opportunity to review the document and comment on it.
On November 13, Sandro Magister mentioned the French concerns over unity, and Archbishop Vingt-Trois' own view of the liturgy.