I saw this comment on a post at Fr. Z’s blog:
If the “Novus Ordo” is the only expression of the Latin Rite, then where does that leave the Missal of Divine Worship and Anglicanorum Cœtibus? I wish Bishop Lopes would ask Cupich (and the Bishop of Rome) what he means by that.
My comments: This comment voices what I have been wondering about the Ordinariate. Is it the pope’s intention to wipe them out as well and tell them to use the Modern Roman Missal that the rest of the Latin Rite uses?
And while we are at it, what about the Ambrosian Rite (a Latin Rite Missal) used in Milan and which Pope Francis celebrated at a splendid outdoor Mass in Milan? Does the pope think this Missal destroys the unity of the Church?
And what about those who insist that Latin should be the primary language of the Latin Rite Mass as it unifies the Latin Rite like the Pope says the Modern Latin Rite needs to be the sole form of the Mass to unify the Latin Rite Church?
I have bombshell news for the pope and others who talk this way, the form of the Mass and its language can have a unifying effect, but it is Jesus Christ present in every valid Catholic Mass in the East and the West (and in all the differing rites of the Latin Rite) as well as His One Sacrifice on the Cross, who and which unites us both East and West and all the Latin Rites.
To say what the pope is saying about the Modern Missal unifying the Latin Rite is intellectual dishonesty. Is it His Holiness’ thought or the thought of those advising him and perhaps is it Cardinal-Elect Roche who has duped this pope to make him look bad? Inquiring minds want to know.
This kind of intellectual, theological, historical and liturgical fumbling is second rate to say the least and beyond scandalous!