"I know two priests here in my diocese learning the Tridentine Mass on their own so that they can offer it as soon as this thing from Rome comes through."
These priests should know that by preferring the traditional Latin Mass, their chances of promotion are much worse than the prospect of persecution (remembering that none of the priests from the FSSP and Institute of Christ the King have ever become bishops).
Then again, these priests in your diocese are probably more interested in their heavenly home than a career in Rome.
In the old movie "The Song of Bernadette," the Lourdes officials boarded up the miraculous spring and refused to allow faithful Catholics to pray there. The local priest asked the bishop what he intended to do about the situation. The bishop replied, "Nothing. If this is from God, God will remove the barrier." God did. The emperor's son took ill, then his fever left after some purloined spring water was used to wipe his brow. The empress was convinced the water from Lourdes had cured him. Down came the fence.
My point is, the Holy Spirit is working this all out, it seems to me. I am convinced it is the paradoxical existence of the SSPX that has forced Rome to accommodate the faithful who have been drifting in ever greater numbers into the Society's chapels. What else could Rome do to prevent further hemorrhaging? Most of the spiritual energy in the Church is coming from the Traditionalist movement--and I include Gibson's movie in this. That can only be because the Holy Spirit is blessing its works.
Please. Let's not canonize priests who say the Tridentine Mass, and label as crass priests who celebrate the Novus Ordo. They are both valid Masses.