At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. Peter’s Suppression (SPS) of individual morning Masses.
Since the SPS, the Basilica has been pretty much lifeless.
Sandro Magister posted seven point from Card. Sarah.
In Sarah’s point #2 on concelebration, I suggest a look at what Fr. John Hunwicke has written recently. Look at 23 March and the following days for additional entries.
Sarah makes an ironic point: according to the SPS, a priest who wishes to celebrated Mass individually and not be forced to concelebrate, is now forced to say the Extraordinary Form without the freedom of choosing the Novus Ordo.
Another good point: The altars of the Basilica have the relics of saints, some of them very well-known saints. By suppressing daily individual Masses, “such altars are almost condemned to death.” Instead of being tombs of saints, they are “mere works of art”. “Those altars, instead, must live, and their life is the daily celebration of the Holy Mass.”
Sarah also points out something that I was truly horrified by. When writing about the limitation of the Extraordinary Form, the Traditional Latin Mass, the Cardinal raises the issue of priests of non-Roman, non-Latin Catholic Churches. If a priest of an Eastern Rite comes to the Basilica, must be forced to concelebrate in the Latin Rite, in Italian?
This whole thing reeks.
You should all take careful note of those who have cheered the Suppression.