It appears that Pope Francis in settling scores with traditionalists who His Holiness feels have tried to undermine Vatican II as well as his papacy and perhaps some of these traditionalists who might see the emeritus pope, still living some eight years after is abdication as the true pope, is trying to make is as difficult as possible to actually celebrate the 1962 Roman Missal.
This leaves me scratching my head:
Specific times and places must be determined (by local bishops) for where and when the Latin Mass can be celebrated, but it is no longer allowed to take place in parishes, and no new parishes exclusively for the use of the Latin Mass can be established.
As fate would have it, I am the celebrant for our Cathedral’s EF Mass this Sunday, the 8th Sunday after Pentecost. I have already sought permission from my bishop to celebrate it as well as our 1962 Roman Missal Low Mass which I celebrate each Tuesday in my parish church’s chapel at 6 pm.
But evidently parochial or parish churches are not to be used. The Cathedral Basilica is also a parish.
Just where is it to be celebrated in a diocese such as ours where there are no shrines or religious houses with chapels large enough to accommodate those who would attend on Sunday?
Are hotel banquet rooms or public school gyms to be rented, set up and then torn down each time?????