- General Instruction on the Roman Missal, n. 58; Sacrosanctum Concilium, n.28.
- S.C.R. Decree Ecclesiae Semper, 7 March 1965; Acta Apostolicae Sedis 57 (1965), pp. 410-411.
- S.C.R. Instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium, 25 May 1967, n. 43.
- General Instruction on the Roman Missal, n.76.
- Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, n. 28; Decree on the Mystery and Life of Priests, n. 8.
- S.C.R. Decree Ecclesiae Semper, 7 March 1965; Instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium, n. 47.
- General Instruction on the Roman Missal, n. 155.
- S.C.R. Instruction Musicam Sacram, 5 March 1967, n. 6.
- The Synod of Bishops, De Sacerdotio Ministeriali, Part Two,
n. 3. [This paragraph seems open to misinterpretation. The Latin is: Quamvis
concelebratio forma sit praeclara celebrationis eucharisticae in communitatibus habendae,
ipsa quoque celebratio sine fidelium participatione "manet tamen centrum totius
Ecclesiae et veluti cor existentiae sacerdotalis." The French translation in Documentation
catholique (n. 1622, p. 1113) renders forma praeclara as une maniere
excellente, which seems weaker than the context would warrant. But it is the
quotation from the Synod's text which might most easily be misinterpreted. The meaning is not
that it is only Mass clebrated without the participation of the faithful which is
"the center of the entire Church and the heart of priestly existence"; this, of
course, applies to all celebrations of the Eucharist, "even if the Eucharist should
be celebrated without participation by the faithful," as the Synod's text puts
- S.C.R. Instruction Eucharisticum Mysterium, n. 47.