Such people, he said, are 'insatiable, incredible.'
The complete article is here at Catholic News Service (a media arm of the USCCB).
My initial impression is that Cardinal Hoyos has discovered what most traditional Catholics have always known: original sin is a reality. And he would be fooling himself if he thought traditionalists had a monopoly on it.
With humility, I respectfully ask, is the PCED and Cardinal Hoyos taking firm action against those bishops who continue to this day to ignore the motu propio and persecute those attached to the Traditional Latin Mass? Certainly this problem warrants more attention than a kooky minority or a bunch of stubborn bishops who have made themselves outsiders.
However, I do think this should be taken as a stern warning to us who call ourselves faithful Catholics attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. Just as we do not have a monopoly on original sin, we certainly do not have a monopoly on grace, either. There is impatience to see improvements, an impatience to see the return of Tradition, and that impatience will be the death of any meaningful reform. "For it is God who of His good pleasure works in you both the will and the performance." Get it? Not us! It is God that works in us, and of HIS good pleasure, not ours!
This would be a good time for everyone to sit down and write a letter to the Holy Father, Cardinal Hoyos, our bishops, our priests and tell them "THANK YOU". No demands, no complaints, no whining.
Sometimes Fr. Zulhsdorf over at WDTPRS throws out some zingers. Sometimes I disagree with those zingers, but most of the time I agree with those zingers. Here is a zinger I agree with, and I would like to share it with you. Fr. Z said this in response to Cardinal Hoyos' complaint that frustarted traditional Catholics voice their frustrations on the internet:
Alas, sometimes people make unreasonable requests and they can be pesky. They often don’t think things through very well. They often say things they shouldn’t. But let’s turn the sock inside out and see the other side. I don’t see the Holy See acting with lightning speed to respond to some serious concerns that need to be addressed. Some of the frustration being expressed through the alternative media and means of communication is rising because there is a perception that not a lot is being done to carry forward what we have been told is a desirable thing: .... Didn’t we hear from someone that the Holy Father desired that the older Mass be widespread, indeed that perhaps even many…. even every… parish might have it? So is it a surprise that people express themselves about that?
"When we are before the greatest expression of love for humanity—the Eucharist—how can we fight?" Cardinal Castrillon asked. [While I agree entirely with that, it is not really too hard to grasp why people fight about it. It the Eucharist, the Sacrament and its celebration, are truly the fons et culmen as we have been told incessantly since Vatican II, then we shouldn’t be surprised that people get worked up over it, especially in a climate where a venerable rite was virtually suppressed, those who loved it were marginalized, and liturgical abuses reigned far and wide for years.]
Way to go Fr. Z!