Archbishop Ranjith, secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, was one of Pope Benedict’s first appointments to the Roman Curia.
He recently said the following about the disobedience of many Bishops, in using their authority to attempt to make the Motu Proprio null through this “little, tittle rules”
[quote=]Abp. Ranjith: “The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on the Latin Liturgy of July 7th 2007 is the fruit of a deep reflection by our Pope on the mission of the Church. It is not up to us, who wear ecclesiastical purple and red, to draw this into question, to be disobedient and make the motu proprio void by our own little, tittle rules. Even not if they were made by a bishops conference. Even bishops do not have this right. What the Holy Fathers says, has to be obeyed in the Church. If we do not follow this principle, we will allow ourselves to be used as instruments of the devil, and nobody else. This will lead to discord in the Church, and slows down her mission. We do not have the time to waste on this. Else we behave like emperor Nero, fiddling on his violin while Rome was burning. The churches are emptying, there are no vocations, the seminaries are empty. Priests become older and older, and young priests are scarce.”
Clearly, the Archbishop thinks the salvation of the Church depends upon the restoration of the Traditional Mass - a Mass that was preserved thanks to ArchBishop Lefebvre.
Archbishop Lefebvre speaks: youtube.com/watch?v=5nmjBM5QzEw&mode=related&search=