Unwanted Priest The Autobiography of a Latin Mass Exile, Bryan Houghton, published by Angelico Press and with a Preface by Fr Gerard (say-no-more) Deighan, has loads of goodies.
Fr Houghton thought of retiring in 1964, when people started tampering with the Mass. "But I decided against [it]: the 1964 Mass had not touched the Canon--which in theory remained silent and in Latin. It was still possible to say the 1964 Mass with a certain amount of devotion. However, I wrote to the bishop handing in my resignation the day on which the Canon of the Mass was touched. He wrote back a charming letter in which he says: 'Nobody intends to reform the Canon,' and that 'the bishops are there precisely to preserve it.' Poor, dear Bishop! Little did he know what was going to happen." Yet Bishop Leo Parker had attended all four sessions of the Council; if even he failed to realise the plots that were being hatched ...
But Fr Bryan knew ... " ... interesting gossip ... Missions de France ... Innsbruck ... chat ... Karl Rahner ... Jungmann ... Both were most enlightening." ... ... ... ...
Five years later:
"Anyway, the new Mass was to come into force on the first Sunday of Advent, 1969. I wrote immediately to the bishop. Since the Canon had been altered, he had my resignation in my file since 1964. I should retire at midnight between Saturday and Sunday 29th/30th November, 1969."
So Fr Houghton did the logical thing: he drove South. "It would be absurd not to retire to the South. What I wanted was the northern limit of the South. But how can you tell that the South has started? Ah, that's easy: the olive tree. Thus, I drove down the right bank of the Rhone until I saw an olive tree."
There he stopped; there, the very same day, he bought a house!
Somebody should write a thesis about the relationship between Divine Grace and the possession of oodles of Old Money!
Moi, I have little money and even fewer oodles, but I did plant an olive tree in my garden here after we moved in. During summer, I sit always to the south of it, spitting out olive stones all around it.
In those harrowing events, we have another illustration of the historical problem of the 1960s: the English bishops were not bad men. Far from it. But they had no idea what was going on ... and they were deceived by cunning crooks. Deceived themselves, they then deceived their clergy and laity.
That's the sort of way the Enemy achieves his ends. Because, it does work, doesn't it?