[quote="jwinch2, post:3, topic:322059"]
A link to that would be helpful if you have one. I'm not doubting the accuracy of your claims, but I am interested in reading it directly.
Secondly, I am curious as to why you would not wish to allow this. I mean, I can understand why you would personally not wish to attend, but as long as it did not take away from your ability to attend the EF of the Mass in Latin, what would be the issue? What would you rather see, Catholics who prefer more traditional liturgy but cannot make the leap to the EF due to language getting this, or them attending the OF?
All Masses are not going back to the EF in Latin, no matter what some would prefer (I'm not saying you as I have no idea of your thoughts on this matter). Would this not be more in line with what many who prefer the EF have been saying all along in that the Mass should have developed organically rather than making a wholesale change as was done with the OF?
Why not do this? A few reasons:
The idea that the EF would still be available in Latin is probably just wishful thinking. I estimate that a good majority of diocesan EFs would go vernacular if it were allowed.
This would alienate the people attached to the EF.
This would ruin the "interior reconciliation" that was spoken of in SP.
The trad community feels very threatened. Not as much as in the past, but still very threatened. They have trust issues, and rightly so, I tend to agree with this aspect. I don't deny that the trad community is reactionary: it is. It is very reactionary.
When you say "as long as it did not take away from your ability to attend the EF of the Mass in Latin," you have good intentions, but I'm afraid this simply isn't the likely reality. The trad community's goal isn't to get more people into the trad community. The trad community's goal is to preserve what it has. I think the trad community is, in large part, not ready to make the foray into more change.
I don't make any claims that the liturgical situation will change. I know it probably won't. So I'm content with what I have.