Discrepency in Latin: continenter and stabiliter - Holy See and USCCB texts online DO NOT MATCH [Fr. Z]

There is a huge problem in the online versions of *Summorum Pontificum *provided by the Holy See and the pdf document provided online by the USCCB.

If you have been reading this blog you know that there is a problem with the way many authorities have been translating the all important Art. 5, § 1.

In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium continenter exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum Missalis Romani anno 1962 editi, libenter suscipiat. …

My translation: In parishes, where there is continuously present a group of the faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition, let the pastor willingly receive their petitions that Mass be celebrated according to the Rite of the *Missale Romanum *issued in 1962.There are several terms in the Latin that are a little tricky. We don’t know how big a *coetus *is. We are not sure what exsistit means, for it can be both “emerge” and “exist”.

**And then there is the adverb *****continenter.
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*Again and again some tendentious translations of Art. 5, § 1 are offered so as to narrowly define what sort of group may make a petition. For example, many will say “stable group”, for *coetus continenter exsisit, *which implies either that the group doesn’t change or that it has been around previously or even that it is comprised only of people who belong to the parish. They morph that concept of *continenter *into an adjective and change it to something more like the term used in Canon Law stabiliter.

However, continenter is not an adjective and it is not, obviously, stabiliter.

Now look at the text the USCCB is providing as start asking yourselves some questions:
Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae antecedenti adhaerentium stabiliter existit, parochus eorum petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum Missalis Romani anno 1962 editi, libenter suscipiat.
Notice anything? **The USCCB has a different text.
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On what authority?

      Holy See – online

     USCCB – pdf online
         Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae   antecedenti adhaerentium **continenter**   exsistit, parochus eorum petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum   Missalis Romani anno 1962 editi, libenter suscipiat.
     Art. 5, § 1. In paroeciis, ubi coetus fidelium traditioni liturgicae   antecedenti adhaerentium **stabiliter** existit, parochus eorum   petitiones ad celebrandam sanctam Missam iuxta ritum Missalis Romani anno   1962 editi, libenter suscipiat.
    I would very much like to know what is going on with this. 

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