The blame rests on the Vatican translation team. They are the worst in the world.
Frankly, it is practically a jobs program for the unfortunate, equivalent to the sign language interpreter Obama used in Africa.
Please review and compare: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/12/15/obama-gets-the-fake-sign-language-interpreter-treatment-on-snl/
In other words, you are getting all torqued out of shape due to bad translation and media bias...
Since when? I don't recall this extreme, pervasive translation problem under Pope Benedict (and he's only been gone a year).
The translators are horrible, but what he said was that the old mass was a “fad” with young people and people in general.
Well, you could say many things that young people take up (in the Church are “fads” (such as the charismatics, various lay movements, etc.), but I don’t see why the Pope has to criticize and belittle this one. If it’s a “fad” among young people, it’s important to them, and he should address it with more respect.
Unless he’s afraid of it, which he clearly is. I love this Pope in many ways, but he’s a very ‘80s kind of guy in a lot of other ways, and one thing they had in spades was a horror of anything pre-Vatican II.