I have been writing more about Summorum Pontificum lately than I have for a while.
We have to remind people that Summorum Pontificum gave us some provisions that have the force of law. They are not merely part of the vision of this Pope, which means a lot especially when it comes to liturgy. They are the law of the Latin Church.
It may be that priests and bishops you deal with don’t personally like the provisions of the Motu Proprio. So long as they follow them, they are within the bounds of the law whatever their personal preferences may be.
This comes from Rorate:
You Report: Nearly 1 in 5 Diocese of Arlington Churches offer TLM …
“A newly added Mass will begin this Sunday in the Diocese of Arlington (Va.). Saint Anthony (mission church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary) in King George, Va., will have Mass each Sunday at 12:45 p.m. This brings the total to 12 churches (plus Christendom College’s chapel) with regularly scheduled TLMs in the Diocese of Arlington, which has a total of 68 parishes, or nearly 20 percent of diocesan parishes.”
This example proves that, even under the thumb of a bishop historically hostile to tradition, holy priests determined to bring about true restoration of the Mass and Faith can be successful.
I give the credit to the lay faithful, especially, and also the priests.
20% of parishes in the diocese. Arlington is a small diocese, with only 68 parishes.
What would that look like in your diocese?
Keeping in mind that 20% is still only 1-in-5, a small minority….
… if you live in say the …
Archdiocese of New York: 96 parishes
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: 44 parishes
Archdiocese of Los Angeles: 66 parishes
Diocese of …. ?