This must be what Cardinal Hoyos was referring to last week when he told the SSPX that "The time is ripe" to come home. Remember?
I've got to say that this is the best news I have heard from Rome in years, and I am elated.
I joined in trashing the new rules that just came from Rome concering the Liturgy, but this I refuse to trash until such time it proves to be a hoax. I have prayed too long and too hard for this.
It MAY turn out not to be all it is cracked up to be, but any movement is more than we had. The Holy Ghost is moving the Vatican in some way. Prayers work
IN thinking further about this, and in consultation with another FReeper, I think that the mention of SSPX and Rome's interest in unity is not a co-incidence.
Many will accurately say that their authorized OR Mass (if they have one) does not draw a lot of souls. The Milwaukee Mass, e.g., draws around 400.
However, there are at least THREE UN-authorized OR Masses, as well, in the Archdiocese. Maybe the Bishops will be required to report on the existence of UN-authorized OR Masses, and the attendance thereat, as part of the 'juridical process.' Of course, some Bishops may lie...