Ouch! But that's the question Marc asks in a comment on the post below this one. Here is one answer:
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The only recourse the laity have if a priest does anything contrary to the faith, morals and discipline (canon law) of the Church is to the bishop.
If the bishop is failing in this regard, the laity have recourse to the Metropolitan of the region of dioceses (in Savannah's case it would be the Archbishop of Atlanta). Or they would have recourse to the Papal Nuncio and ultimately they would have recourse to the Holy Father the pope. Once it goes to the pope and there is either no action or action contrary to what the laity had hoped for, they have no recourse other than (my Dave Letterman's top ten):
1. Obey quietly and patiently
2. Disengage from parish life, but Holy Mass is still an obligation and being faithful to the Church and her Magisterium is still required as are the other precepts of the Church including financial support!
3. leaving the Catholic Church and starting one's own perfect Church, that's been tried and failed at many times over.
4. Becoming a private religious person and worshiping like the hippies but in a 21st century way
5. Become an atheist
6. join another religion
7. become an agnostic
8. become a '60's revolutionary
9. wait for this generation of priests and bishops to die off
10. make comments on blogs!
Finally, if you really want clerical dictatorships, try the pre-Vatican II Church--there was to be no questioning of authority whatsoever. Of course this went hand-in-hand with the prevailing culture of the time where authority figures were placed on a pedestal whether in the religious or secular sense of authority.
So I would venture to guess if one belonged to an exclusively EF parish, that dictatorship would reign supreme and there would be no discussion of lay leadership, consultation, ministries, lectors, and the like, let alone altar girls. Now one would say that the EF doesn't allow that so case closed. And one would be right. But in the OF one would say these are allowed and so case closed on those who want to impose an EF dictatorship on the OF experience.