A member of the preparatory commission reflects:
On the journey, I checked in with the online community in the Pre-Synod English group and discovered a very different dialogue going on to the one present to us. There was a huge online community asking for the Extraordinary Form to be represented in the document, and I realised going through these comments that we as a writing team had not been shown the wealth of online commenting. We were given only a summary of these comments, and so I was saddened to see that many in this group felt disheartened or not listened to. I had turned to my Lebanese and Latin American editing colleagues and had asked them if the phrases Extraordinary Form or even Latin mass translated for them. They both said that they did not know what I meant, so I included the phrase, reverential liturgies hoping to express those things, but looking online, I really saw that the document would have been different had the online world been represented properly.
Why does everyone seem so shocked that there is a faction in the Catholic Church who cares more about fidelity to what is fashionable in governing circles (think deeps state apparatchiks here) than in what is in the Bible? There has always been since the days of the Roman Emperors been those in the established church who cared more about endorsing the established centers of power than saving souls. There was a council that banned crossbows amongst many other things in the middle ages and the main reason they banned cross bows was that they allowed untrained commoners to actually harm nobly born knights. Needless to say that Councils proclamations were widely ignored for a variety of practical and political reasons (basically they were captive of the French Nobility and thus their proclamations were ignored outside of France).
Francis is of the Church Faction that espouses neo-Marxism, and that is popular in much of the Church because they want to be well thought of by their peers the professional government bureaucrats of Europe.