From a reader… interesting. Remember that Summorum Pontificum was about healing.
Today, the recently appointed Archbishop of Utrecht (Netherlands), Wim Eijk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wim_Eijk ) announced the Archdiocese had achieved reconciliation with the ‘St.Willibrord Apostolate’ in the selfsame city.
The Apostolate came into being in the 1960’s, during a period of great upheaval in the Dutch church. A closed church-building was bought by Fr. Winand Kotte, an Assumptionist priest, and his supporters who consequently began to hold their own services, including Masses in the Tridentine Rite.
A noted supporter of Fr. Kotte was Joseph Luns, former Dutch Foreign Minister and 5th Secretary-General of NATO.
The Archbishop of Utrecht attempted to have Fr.Kotte suspended in 1975, an action which was annulled by the Holy See in 1978. Fr. Kotte always insisted he was loyal to both the Church and the Magisterium, including the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.
He died, unsuspended but with the conflict with the Archdiocese unresolved, in 2006, where after the Apostolate’s board sought out the services of Fr.Klos, who had, however, been suspended.
Eventually, the Archdiocese and the Apostolate came to an agreement and the Apostolate, by realigning with the Archdiocese, now seems to have dissociated itself from Fr.Klos.
The Apostolate will be reassigned as a non-territorial rectorate church under the auspices of the Vereniging voor Latijnse Liturgie (Association for Latin Liturgy) and will be devoted to the celebration of Latin masses in both the OF and EF.
The press release, in Dutch, is to be found here: http://www.aartsbisdom.nl/nws.php?id=356
Puella Paschalis translated the text of the press release, attached to this note.
A few pictures of the monumental church can be found here:
If you see any possibility to, we would be much obliged if you could draw attention to this wonderful development in one of your blogposts.