Rorate Caeli reports this:
If bishops were doing their jobs in their particular dioceses, they should have questioned and supervised priests who were celebrating the EF Mass for the lay faithful to determine from them if the priest himself and those who attended these Masses in fact rejected Vatican II and then take steps to correct the priest and the community.
Of course that would have meant that these bishops would need to attend in choir dress, if they did not want to celebrate the EF Mass, and preach at these Masses showing pastoral solicitude toward these communities and correcting any schismatic attitudes developing in these communities concerning Vatican II.
While I know there are some radical Catholics in traditional communities as there are in progressive parishes (which by the way go way beyond what the 1970 Roman Missal requires) how many are doing this? A handful I suspect but not entire communities.
The greater problem the Holy Father needs to address as well as local bishops is the interpretation of Vatican II, is it heretical or orthodox? Enough, or Basta, I would say to heretical interpretations that pit the pre-Vatican II Church against the Post Vatican II Church.
The Holy Father could also encourage bishops to allow for celebrations of the 1970 Roman Missal in Latin and in a way that is in continuity with the Mass from which new Missal was revised.
I have posted a daily Mass in the Ordinary Form but celebrated in an EF way and in Latin except for the Liturgy of the Word as a template for moving forward.
But a part from that, the Holy Father could ask the Congregation for Divine Worship to revised the 1970’s Roman Missal to be in continuity with the Ordinariate’s Divine Worship, the Missal in terms of the options explicitly stated that ad orientem and kneeling for Holy Communion are clearly allowed and regulated, the options of the PATFOTA, revised order of the Introductory Rite, the option of the older Offertory Prayers and rubrics more in continuity with the 1962 Roman Missal as well as a revision of the Roman Calander more like the Ordinariate’s which is more like the 1962 Missal.
The look of the Missal should copy the Ordinariate’s Missal which looks more like the 1962 Missal.
Maybe the current Holy Father or his successor should say “BASTA” to the hermeneutic of rupture in terms of INTERPRETING VATICAN II and thus accepting its letter not some nebulous manipulative interpretation of its so called spirit.