Here is the statement of the Archdiocese of Denver.
Most of the USA diocesan statements include similar elements. When the tone tends more to the negative, there are comments like "we don’t expect many people will want this" or "this document won’t make much difference here". Many statements mentioned the need to consult and study. Often there will be a mention of the place where the older Mass is already available. When the approach is more negative and limiting, the statements often say that this move was to bring back into unity people who are separated or on the edge.
Here is the statement of Denver. My emphases and comments.
An open letter to the faithful regarding
Pope Benedict’s instruction for extended use of Tridentine Mass
July 12, 2007
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
On July 7, 2007 His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI issued a Motu Proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum
(“The care of the Supreme Pontiffs for Divine Worship”). In the document he explains the two forms for celebrating the Holy Mass: the ordinary form of Mass, currently celebrated in our parishes according to the Roman Missal of Paul VI, and the extraordinary form which is the Mass celebrated according to the Roman Missal of 1962 promulgated by Blessed John XXIII, commonly known as the Tridentine Mass. Both are expressions of our one Roman Rite.
The Holy Father seeks to express the richness of the Church’s liturgical traditions and to care for the pastoral needs of those persons who are attached to the extraordinary form of the Mass. [His Excellency DOESN’T try to give the impression that this is limited to people in questionable unity! He gets it exactly right.] He also calls for a renewal in celebrating both forms with reverence and solemnity so that they may lead us to a deeper love of our Eucharistic Lord. [Right! This is really about how we see and celebrate the Eucharist.]
Here in the Archdiocese of Denver, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Latin Mass Community, served by the
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, has provided for many years a pastoral welcome [This is a very different tone from manys statements. It is positive.] to those who desired the Tridentine Mass. There daily Mass and Sunday Mass are celebrated according to the Missal of 1962 promulgated by Blessed John XXIII.
In the coming months I will be meeting with my Presbyteral Council, College of Consultors, and Presbyterate to assess the needs of the parish communities and our priestly resources. ["Assess the needs and resources" does not, to my ear, sound negative or restrictive. It seems to be looking for ways to implement rather than block.] I ask for your patience, charity and prayer as we work to establish an appropriate and practical response to the Holy Father’s wishes for the wider availability of the Missal of 1962.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Denver
Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.