I got this from a kind reader:
Father, I have been informed that Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans will celebrate a pontifical High Mass according to the 1962 missal on the feast of All Saints, at St. Patrick’s (the only indult parish in the archdiocese). Archbishop Hughes is due to submit his resignation for reasons on age this December. I doubt it’s the swan song he’s envisioned for himself, but we’ll give him, his chancery entourage, and the clergy of New Orleans something to remember.We are particularly attentive to liturgy at St. Patrick’s, and rather extensive preparations are under way to bring it all off "after the high Roman fashion". I’m hunting up someone to photograph and perhaps make a video of the occasion.
This sort of news like balm for the soul.
I sincerely beleive that if bishops really wanted to control the use of the older form of Mass, they would institute it themselves at their cathedral, with all the resources of the diocese used to make it the showcase of the region, and be the celebrant at least once a month. He would make sure a few places had it and did it well. People would flock to the cathedral and those places rather than try to get it going in their parishes.
I applaud Archbp. Hughes for this decision.