More MP Reactions

Mark Francis, writing in The Tablet, doesn’t like Summorum Pontificum. To say that the old rite wasn’t abrogated is “sleight of hand”–everyone understood it to be abrogated, and even John Paul II spoke of his permission as a pastoral concession, not as recognizing its non-abrogation. He has disdain for Benedict’s lack of liturgical credentials. He sees the “Missal of Pius V” “as a product of the sixteenth century” that was “compiled during the height of the Reformation”–yet he also says it “is a hybrid of medieval Franco-Germanic elements fused to a Roman core.”

Meanwhile, Helen Hull Hitchcock summarizes some of the history of dealings with the SSPX.

Many links at Summorum Pontificum (link sent by a reader).