There is an article at Rorate Caeli which is moderate and makes good, sober points. But this caught my eye:
Except that...before the universal Catholic opinion, this attack on the liberty of a little number of faithful when, elsewhere, everything seems to be permitted and allowed, would seem incomprehensible. And, above all, this event would trigger a severe and considerable liturgical war and cause the greatest possible concerns both to diocesan bishops and Roman authorities. A war with unforeseen consequences in a Church in an advanced state of doctrinal and disciplinary decomposition. Does the pope have today the interest of taking this dangerous risk?
Yes, this is a head scratcher. The state of the Ordinary Form Mass in so many parishes is abysmal. Its celebration does not inspire a strong Catholicism but only a sense of community that can, in fact, be found elsewhere, like in a country club or service organizations and the like, but in terms of what the Church should be, not so much. By this I mean, strong Catholic families, where the family is the Church in miniature. By this I mean, Catholics willing to spread the true Faith by word and deed. By this I mean, Catholics willing to enter religious life and Holy Orders. I could go on.
The parishes producing vocations are the ones where families belong to intentional communities such as the EF communities, the homeschooling communities and charismatic communities and other intentional Catholic communities. It isn’t necessarily the general parish producing these vocations except those parishes that are orthodox, celebrate the Ordinary Form well and inspire the general populace with a strong Catholic identity.
But the pope criticizes as rigid the very communities that are producing good fruit. Little is said of the hogwash coming from Germany and its schismatic way which includes so many bishops, not just some priests and laity. They verge on a great apostasy but great patience is shown them because they are following a so-called synodal way, a Trojan horse for all kinds a corruption making the Catholic Church more impotent than the already impotent and dying liberal Protestant branches of rebellion.
It makes no sense. And inculturation so touted by a post-Vatican II cabal raises neo-pagan practices to a status that eclipses the meaning of the true Mass in either form. Those accoutrements foisted on the Mass turn the Mass into a form of neo-entertainment where the focus is shifted from the essentials of the Mass to the performances attached to it. Such nonsense. Just look at the lead photo.
The EF Mass isn’t the problem for the Church. It is the manner in which the OF Mass is celebrated that is of greater importance to address and clean-up.