The historical and cultural impetus for both the 2007 motu propio of Pope Benedict XVI and the rich tradition of liturgical reform are explored.
"Foreword by Bishop Dominique Rey" -- Cover. Includes the text of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum in English translation (p. 97-103) and Pope Benedict XVI's explanatory letter (p. 105-111). Original French edition: Un évènement liturgique (Tempora, Perpignan, c2007). Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-115) and index.