Paul VI, asked by his philosopher friend Jean Guitton why he would not concede the 1962 missal to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his followers who rejected the liturgical reform:
Never. This Mass … becomes the symbol of the condemnation of the council. I will not accept, under any circumstances, the condemnation of the council through a symbol. Should this exception to the liturgy of Vatican II have its way, the entire council would be shaken. And, as a consequence, the apostolic authority of the council would be shaken.
Poor Blessed Paul VI! His Holiness was so horribly wrong about the symbol that would shake the entire Second Vatican Council as well as what would shake the apostolic authority of the Council.
What in fact has done this? An inept, arrogant and corrupt hierarchy that has led the Church and her doctrinal and moral authority to a catastrophe.
Fixing that which wasn’t broken and replacing the authentic worship of Jesus Christ with worshiping a pastoral ecumenical council did all and more than Paul VI ever thought would shake the authority of a council, it shakes the authority of the Church in general and shakes the personal faith of countless numbers of Catholics.
The 1962 Missal could not and never could do that!