Holydays: "seeing the positive side"

On the front page of the Universe this week, the main headline is "Bishops see the positive side in Holy Day switch". The article quotes the official statement saying that it is an opportunity to deepen our faith and understanding" etc.

The other day in Ryde, chatting to Peter Clarke of the Isle of Wight LMS, I thought of another "positive side". Why not ask for permission to celebrate Mass in the classical rite (and therefore according to the classical calendar) on the Holy Days that have been moved? This would give people the chance to celebrate those days legitimately if they choose to do so, and at the same time, introduce them to the rite which Pope Benedict and Archbishop Ranjith have said is a point of reference for the reform of the reform.

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