Now that the Pope has admitted that the old Mass " was never juridically abrogated and, consequently, in principle, was always permitted", I wonder if we will get any apologies from those who ridiculed the faithful Catholics who claimed that the old Mass was never abrogated?
For years the Catholics who knew the truth were labeled schismatics, and “radical traditionalists” for claiming that Paul VI never abrogated the old Mass.
SeanOL, for example ridiculed such Catholics by claiming repeatedly that the old mass was obragated (replaced). Now we learn, after nearly 40 years, that the Traditionalists were right and those who ridiculed them were wrong.
Just as the Traditonalists were right all along about the “pro multis” argument, so too they were right all along about the old Mass.
So, should the Traditionalists expect any apologies for the ridicule they experienced for all those years? Will their persecuters have the humility to admit that they were wrong all along, and thereby misled millions of sincere Catholics? That will require a lot of humility from those apologists.
Since we all need humility, this will give them a chance to practice that virtue. Will they have the humility to admit that they werw wrong and the Traditionalists right? We’ll see. Let’s just hope they don’t pretend that they were on the right side of the issue the whole time, like some did over the “pro multis” argument.