It seems that many Catholics on this forum (which we all know is sadly NOT representative of Catholics in general) are very much in favor of Pope Benedict giving the freedom for any priest to celebrate the Tridentine Mass. I personally don’t really have an opinion on the matter. But what I am worried about is what could happen if he does. After the Novus Ordo became the norm in the US we had a flood of people doing things ‘in the spirit’ of Vatican II.
If the Tridentine Latin Mass is made more available, there will be people who will do things ‘in the spirit’ of the motu proprio. I guess my question is whether or not this would be acceptable. Would it be okay, for instance, if a parish celebrates the NO for the Liturgy of the Word, and then switches to the TLM for the Liturgy of the Eucharist? Can people mix and match parts from the two different masses? And more importantly, if this is not suppose to happen, as I don’t think it should, how will the bishops be able to police this new wave of well intentioned abuses?