In another entry I wrote:
Now that Summorum Pontificum is a year old, we are seeing that the provisions of Ecclesia Dei adflicta are being implemented.
I think we must be patient about implementing Summorum Pontificum.
At the same time we must keep moving forward.
I am delighted that "personal parishes" are being established.
We need places of stable worship where all the sacraments can be celebrated.
We need places of reference where people can learn and get comfortable in their own Catholic skins again.
Personal parishes are very important and helpful.
We need many of them, everywhere, and soon.
At the same time, bishops could have set us personal parishes long before Summorum Pontificum was issued.
Under the provisions of Ecclesia Dei adflicta, which expanded the existing legislation, all those things were already possible.
Summorum Pontificum is a juridical solution which gives every priest of the Latin Church the right to use the older liturgical books. Pastors of parishes can now establish TLM’s in their parishes without permission from anyone. They can use the Rituale Romanum without permission from anyone. This can happen in every parish. Granted, that is not going to happen soon. But this need not be isolated to a parish here or there, creating small communities cut off from the rest of the life of parishes in the diocese.
Summorum Pontificum is the present and future.
Ecclesia Dei adflicta is the past.
Summorum Pontificum… now!