I’ve been on the road for a couple days, so I’m just now getting to this.
From LifeSite [with my emphases and comments]:
Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’
On second thought, I’m not going to put time and energy into this.
I would only ask the following of any Latin Church priest, of any ecclesiastical rank or role, who refuses to learn, or to use, the older, traditional Roman Rite:
Why the rigidity?
If young people are somehow defective in the matter of “love” because they want the older, traditional forms, then, by all means, show us how to be flexibly loving.
I have maintained for years, and still maintain, that Summorum Pontificum was one of the most important things that has happened in the Church in a long time. It was certainly one of the most important moves of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.
No effort of renewal in the Church will succeed without a revitalization of our sacred liturgical worship. Use of the traditional forms is key to such a revitalization.
We need more and more and more celebrations of the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite. Let’s make that happen.
The moderation queue is definitely ON.
PS: Fr. Hunwicke has some good comments. HERE I liked this one in particular:
This is splendid: an authoritative declaration that the word “extraordinary” means “exceptional”. Let us hope that an appropriate Authority very soon makes it clear that the employment of “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion” must only ever be a tremendously rare “exception”. Perhaps a simple rule such as this would suffice: “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may only be used in parishes in which there is at least one Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form.” Could anything be more equitable than that? Anything more ad mentem Summi Pontificis?