In my US seminary days, we had to hide going certain places, such as parishes where the priests believed in One God, Creator of heaven and earth, etc. One of my classmates was thrown out because he had a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in his room ("exaggerated Marian devotion"). Latin liturgy? Ha. In my Rome seminary days, it was anything having to do with the older form of Mass. Some men were yelled at because they went to St. Mary Major and visited the tomb of St. Pius V … on the feast of St. Pius V, the new calendar’s feast of St. Pius V.
In many ways times are changing, and they have been for a long while. But there is still a long way to go. It is better in some places than other. The restoration, the "Marshall Plan" is taking effect, after the devastation. It will work, but there is still resistance in some places.
From the blog of Damian Thompson:
English seminarians who follow Benedict are keeping their heads down
By Damian Thompson
This isn’t news to English seminarians, but perhaps other Catholics are not aware of a situation I find rather shaming.
If you’re a seminarian or prospective seminarian who wishes to implement the liturgical renewal inspired by Pope Benedict XVI, it’s best to keep fairly quiet about it. Things aren’t as bad as they were a few years ago, when any seminarian caught reading Ratzinger would be tested for “psychological immaturity” by a feminist. [That’s the sort of thing that was happening in my US seminary over 20 years ago. If that is going on in English seminaries, still, they are … how do you say this delicately … a little behind the curve.] The worship in certain seminaries has moved on from the 1960s to the 1980s (hence the discreet shoulder pads sewn into those zip-up albs) [LOL! ZOT!] and staff have reluctantly accepted that tomorrow’s priests will be more conservative than they are (not difficult, in truth). But it’s still not safe to express too much enthusiasm for the Extraordinary Form, lest you identify yourself with fringe Catholics like, um, the Pope.
Oh, and don’t be caught reading this blog.
There is a list of blogs they shouldn’t be caught reading, or books.