In his infamous letter to the bishops of the world suppressing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, it appears that the pope may have thrown out a scrap to traditionalists disgruntled over the banal and irrervent way the Ordinary Form of the Mass is celebrated in the majority of parishes in the world.
This is what His Holiness wrote (and I have read no commentary about it):
At the same time, I ask you to be vigilant in ensuring that every liturgy be celebrated with decorum and fidelity to the liturgical books promulgated after Vatican Council II, without the eccentricities that can easily degenerate into abuses. Seminarians and new priests should be formed in the faithful observance of the prescriptions of the Missal and liturgical books, in which is reflected the liturgical reform willed by Vatican Council II.
What does that mean? And why single out younger priests to be formed in the faithful observance of the prescriptions of the (newer) Missal and liturgical books? Aren't older priests the ones more likely to free-lance the new liturgy, ad lib and do all kinds of eccentricities for the sake of relevancy and being a showman?
So, what do you think the pope has in mind and how should local bishops interpret it in terms of improving the new Mass?????????????????
I ask and you muse!