The slick Italian weekly Panorama has in its current issue an article by Ignacio Ingrao: "Mass in Latin: the secrete report".
Well… as I said… it’s an Italian weekly.
The article is too long for me to translate for you today, since I am working on my piece for the not as slick weekly The Wanderer (please subscribe). However, here are the salient points as I see them.
"In the next few days" the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" will put out its document to clarify some points about Summorum Pontificum.
Ingrao’s article looks at the question of what a "group" might be in a parish. "What is to be understood by a stable group of the faithful? Is there a minimum number (of people) required? The document will respond to these questions: without fixing criteria which are too rigid concerning a number (of people), it will offer some parameters for judging the stable nature ("stabilità") of a group of traditionalists. And it will confirm that the new norms desired by the Pope are applicable to all the rites, including the Ambrosian."
"Also expected are indications about the liturgical calendar, since the old rite observes feasts that are suppressed or made optional in the new rite."
Clarifications will not be missing about the celebration of the Easter Triduum and among the prayers for Good Friday the invocation about the conversion of the Jews, harshly criticized by the Jewish comnunity, could be eliminated."
There is some discussion of a new parish established in Venice by Card. Scola with the aid of the FSSP… as if someone need extra reasons to visit Venice… but I digress.
"Traditionalists are also anxiously awaiting another important event for either 2 or 9 December: Benedict XVI could celebrate a Mass in Latin according to the old rite of St. Pius V. … It is to be excluded that the celebration could be carried out in St. Peter’s, since the old rite forsees the presence of the pontifical court which Paul VI abolished. It was proposed to celebrate the Mass far away from St. Peter’s, for example in the Basilica of St. Paul outside-the-walls. In such a case, the old rite foresees a simplified papal Mass without need of the court. Traditionalists hope that on such an occasion the Pope would announce the withdrawl of the excommunication."
Those are the most important parts of the article, though the last one swerved into fantasyland for a moment: but this is an Italian publication.