From a reader…
26 September is the feast of the now-canonized Paul VI. Since this is a feria on the 1962 calendar, one could mark the day with the traditional Latin Mass “Si Diliges Me”, and name him in the Collect. [Or, it being a Thursday, you could say a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, or of … etc.]
Could all of the canonized post-Conciliar Popes be celebrated on a traditional calendar feria using the Common for several Holy Popes?
At this point, there are a lot of newly canonized saints who are not observed in the Vetus Ordo, Traditional calendar. I, for one, would like to see saints such as St. Charles Lwanga (canonized 1964), Maximilian Kolbe (1982), José Sánchez del Río (2016), Gianna Beretta Molla (2004) in the Traditional calendar. Heck, it can be done. It wouldn’t be that hard. Just stick them in!
Over the centuries some saints have moved onto and off of the calendar, according to the times and their needs. In fact, that is why some saints are canonized and made much of, and some aren’t. It depends on what the Roman Pontiff at the time determines and the sense of the faithful demands. However, with the introduction of new saints – think of St. Juan Diego (2002), Hildegard of Bingen (2012), Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (1998), Josephine Bakhita (2000) – great care must be taken to preserve ancient saints on the calendar. The very feasts of saints have shaped music, literature, culture.
But they are not available right now with their own Propers. Could you celebrate them using a Common? Well, I think you could just do it, especially privately. One should not shock the faithful by mixing up the calendars. Then again, not many would be shocked.
I imagine that, slowly but surely, a solution will be found. Mostly slowly, given the way things are going.
Introducing new saints into the calendar with their own propers (or not) doesn’t change the Rite. However, we can’t fool around with the seasons, as they did for the Novus Ordo. That’s far more serious.
Not a very satisfying answer, I think. However, maybe this will prod things in certain offices… where this is read.