Regarding the latter, these general premises were turned into the explicit prohibition of guaranteeing amnesties or indults
to sexual violence crimes and the creation of a special team on sexual violence within the Investigation and Accusation Unit that is part of the Integral System of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Non-Repetition planned in the agreement.
First, it calls for careful theological, historical, and pastoral investigation into "each part of the liturgy which is to be revised." Second, it specifies that this investigation is to be done in light of "the general laws governing the structure and meaning of the liturgy and from the experience derived from recent liturgical reforms and indults conceded to various places." (46) Third--and the aspect that deserves attention for my purposes here--is this: "There must be no innovations unless the good of the Church genuinely and certainly requires them; and care must be taken that any new forms adopted should in some way grow organically from forms already existing."
The relevant recent indults mentioned in SC no.23 would have included those granting permission to use vernacular languages in ritual celebrations in various countries from as early as 1941.
(111) Me Guy du Rousseaud de la Combe, Recueil de jurisprudence canonique et beneficiale, par ordre alphabetique : avec les pragmatiques, concordats, bulles & indults
des papes, ordonnanees, Edits & Deelarations de nos Rois ; Arrets & Reglements intervenus sur cette Matiere dans les differens Tribunaux du Royaume, jusqu'a present, Paris, Delalain, 1755, sub verbo << femme separee >>.
(144) PiusXII, Sacram communionem: Motu Proprio whereby the indults
granted by the Apostolic Constitution "Christus Dominus" are extended, in ACR 34 (April 1957): 97-98.
Jesus Torres, was the primary signatory on official documents such as indults
, releasing religious from solemn vows, a seemingly clear exericise of jurisdiction.
189, 588, 932); they granted indults
of exemption from tithes (no.
bishops that they request an indult, or exception, from Rome in order that U.S.
In private discussion, the announcement about an indult brought a sigh of dismay from one delegate.
Still, for innocent prisoners whose cases have been reviewed by the commission, the nightmare doesn't end with the presidential indult