It seems the rumors swirling around Pope Francis' desire to curtail the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass may be true. It sounds like the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has tried to temper the urge of Pope Francis to be the most scolding pope everrrr when it comes to traditionalists while failing miserably at curtailing the liturgical and doctrinal abuses of progressive heterodox, like the German bishops and that Church in particular, but I digress.
Bishops are the primary liturgists of their dioceses. That includes both forms of the Mass. That should be addressed because since Vatican II the Ordinary Form is a mess in most parishes. The Extraordinary Form fails to take into account any organic development that would have occurred normally. It seems young priest who celebrate this Mass think it should be celebrated exactly like it was up to about 1966.
Many extraordinary Form Catholics are Protestants in disguise. They haven't a clue about the Catholic culture in which the Tridentine Mass developed, post-Trent and the respect that is demanded of the Church, her Magisterium and of living popes, bishops and priests. Not a clue.
As well, some in the EF community are down right obnoxious as there are also some in the OF community. But I have first hand knowledge of EF Catholics leaving a Mass they thought was going to be EF but turned out to be an entirely OF Latin Mass ad orientem.
That is sacrilegious to say the least. The Ordinary Form of the Mass is the normal form of the Mass. The Extraordinary Form of the Mass is the exception.
One of the things that should have happened by now is to make sure the Ordinary Form of the Mass recovers the reverence of the EF Mass which means there needs to be an appendix to the modern Missal that allows for EF customs.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Vernacular is not the enemy of the EF Mass, it is the casualness and mess that the Ordinary Form has become.
Allow for the PATFOTA as in the EF for either the Low or High Mass. Allow a silent canon no matter which one is use. Allow the older offertory rite. Allow ad orientem and kneeling for Holy Communion, the latter the more important of the two.
What I am describing is basically what the Ordinariate's Divine Worship, the Missal has.
Is it too difficult to create a similar OF Missal in design and option as the former Anglicans have. Come on Vatican and bishops, you can do it.