"The more bishops become truly generous and apply SP as they are called to do,
the more such communities will be able to trust their own Church again. I
believe ‘The Pope of Christian Unity’ aims for this good fruit in his labors.
Deo volente, the hearts of bishops will be softened."
Call me negative; call me whatever you want, but I maintain that the quote above entertains a naive hope. The bishops have not been "truly generous" towards the Latin Mass for well over 40 years. Why should liberal bishops, steeped in, and acquiescent to post-Conciliar doctrine and liturgy, and appointed to the Episcopate for just that very reason, suddenly become "truly generous." They will become "truly generous" when their jobs are on the line, and they are threatened with excommunication if they don't obey. I see nothing in what little I know about the pope's latest instructions which indicates that the screws have been seriously and effectively applied. As for the so-called 'Pope of Christian Unity,' I think he may be best described as the 'Pope of Unity among all religions,' including Islam, Judaism and Hinduism.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
News about the Instruction on Summorum Pontificum Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?: