When issuing Traditionis custodes, PF mumbled again his aged and spiteful mantras about Fulfilling the Mandates of Vatican II.
Having counted it on my fingers three times, I think I am right in saying that it is now 53 years since that tragic Advent Sunday when millions of Latin Catholics were robbed of their Rite.
PF now accuses traddies of being Indietrists ["Advance Backwards, chaps"].
Liturgical studies, and Liturgical enactments, have not been exactly non-existent during these 53 years. In particular, the formal revelation of a Roman Pontiff that the Old Rite has never been canonically abrogated is, surely, very significant.
Even if Arthur Roche, an enormously clever man, disagrees with poor old Ratzinger on this.
FIFTY THREE Years.
In calling on us (with menaces) to advance back to Vatican II, who exactly is the Indietrist?
FIFTY THREE YEARS!