Pope Francis went to the Basilica of St. John Lateran (his cathedral) to speak with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome. He spoke, again, off the cuff. He took questions.
Among the things he said:
“The defining aspect of this change of epoch is that things are no longer in their place. Our previous ways of explaining the world and relationships, good and bad, no longer appears to work. The way in which we locate ourselves in history has changed. Things we thought would never happen, or that we never thought we would see, we are experiencing now, and we dare not even imagine the future. That which appeared normal to us – family, the Church, society and the world – will probably no longer seem that way. We cannot simply wait for what we are experiencing to pass, under the illusion that things will return to being how they were before”.
“Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga com’è, bisogna che tutto cambi.”
Thus Tancredi to his father, the Duke, in Il Gattopardo.
“If we want everything to remain as it is, then everything needs to change.”
Reason #4 for Summorum Pontificum.