Check out my friend Fr. Ray Blake’s look at an address made by Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, the Secretary for Catholic Education to rectors of Pontifical Seminaries.
Excerpt from the address:
Will the educators continue to cling to criteria of admission and selection that date back to their own time, but no longer correspond to the aspirations of the young? I was told the story of a French seminary in which adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament had been banned for a good twenty years or so, because it was seen as too devotional: the new seminarians had to struggle for a number of years to have it reinstated, while some of the professors preferred to resign in the face of something that they judged as a "return to the past"; by giving in to the requests of the younger men, they had the impression that they were renouncing what they had fought for their entire lives.
This same dynamic is clearly active outside seminaries as well. There is strong harmony between younger clergy and much older men and far less with that middle, but now aging group which was formed in the tumultuous years during and after Vatican II.
It is very common that requests, or even interest, in the traditional forms of liturgy come across as challenges to the very identity and life’s work of many priests and bishops who were formed in those times of discontinuity.