I had an e-mail from the fine folks at Messa in latino, an Italian site. They wrote about the use of the traditional Roman calendar.
You willr ecall that the conference of Bishops in England and Wales decided to move feasts which fall on weekdays to Sundays. They said that would apply also to the use the 1962 Missale Romaneum. At the request of the Latin Mass Society the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei clarified that while bishops could remove the obligation for Mass for one of these feasts such as Epiphany, which falls on 6 January in the older, traditional calendar (and newer), they cannot forbid its celebration on 6 January, whatever day it is, or require it only to be celebrated on the nearest Sunday in the same manner at the Novus Ordo calendar. In other words, the PCED defended the integrity of the traditional calendar.
So, bishops can transfer the feast of precept, but it is still licit to celebrate those feasts with the 1962MR on the actual day. In other words, people are free to attend Mass with the 1962 Missale and their legitimate expectation that the actual feast will be celebrated on the actual day.
On 22 September 2008 the PCED wrote to an Italian interlocutor about the situation of All Soul’s Day which fell on a Sunday this year. It had been asked whether it would be possible to celebrate on the evening of 2 November also a Mass for All Souls, with the Mozart Requiem. In the older calendar All Souls, this year, was bumped by the Sunday to Monday, 3 November.
The PCED responded positively through a letter from Mons. Perl, the Vice President. Mons. Perl responded with something that I had maintained when asked about the situation:
"sembra logico che la celebrazione della ‘Commemoratio omnium fidelium defunctorum’ sia comune per le due forme del Rito Romano"
"il proposito di celebrare la Messa di Requiem solennemente la sera del 2 novembre va certamente nel senso giusto",
that it "It seems logical that the celebration of the Commemoration of All Souls should be common for the two forms of the Roman Rite" and "the proposal to celebration the Requiem Mass solemnly on the evening of 2 November aims in the right direction".
In conversations with several priests who have the older form, I proposed that having All Souls in the older rite on Sunday 2 November was a good thing, since it would bring a sort of harmony between the calendars on a day that is very important to the hearts and sensibilities of the faithful, since it touches on prayer for the repose of their loved ones. This just makes sense.
The Italian site Messa in latino also suggests that this might be a good way to deal with, for example, the Feast of Christ the King. Maintain the old calendar and customs, even in those parishes where both rites of Mass are in use.