Please read this comment on the blog Catholic Commentary. Joe has some important things to say and we should give them some serious thought. Pope Benedict has NOT said that the Extraordinary Rite is the only answer to our liturgical problems. Those who think he has have had one eye closed and had their hand over the other. The Latin Mass Society promotes the 1962 Rite. I have no objection to that - the LMS exists partly for that reason. I joined it because it provides necessary resources and training for priests and laity. The Association for Latin Liturgy (does it still exist) promoted the Missa Normativa in Latin (I was also a member of that). I did not join the group that was founded to work for a better English translation, but I tried to keep up with it. I also tried to follow the writings of the present Pope and for some years have had a keen interest in the Eastern Rites. I am now waiting to see what the Ordinariates come up with.
I celebrate the 1962 Rite in my parish. Only a few (very few) are interested although there are signs that interest is growing. I am greatly privileged to be able to celebrate it, but I am conscious that it is NOT the answer to our problems and cannot provide us with everything that we need in the future. Some readers of this blog will disagree with me, and that's fine - we ought to be able to discuss these things. That is why I do not want to see Catholic Commentary fade away.