But anyway, the Pope calls (in #62) for seminaries to teach future priests Latin so they can celebrate Mass in Latin and sing Gregorian Chant. The Pope also says the laity can learn to say common prayers in Latin and to sing Gregorian Chant. (He does not specifically mention the Tridentine Latin Mass, but he does not rule it out, either.)
Given Cardinal Roger Mahony's Religious Education Congress chatroom comment the other day that he can't be concerned with the "1%" of Catholics who want the Tridentine Latin Mass, what will he say, and do, now that everyone knows the "1%" seems to include the Vicar of Christ?
The stained-glass window above, from St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Cincinnati, is of the Keys of the Kingdom, which, as we know, Jesus gave to St. Peter and his successors. As we also know, all Catholics must obey the Pope, and that includes Cardinals.
So how soon will all graduates of what is left of St. John's Seminary be fluent in Latin?
The Pope also calls for more Confession; for more Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; for correct positioning of the Tabernacle; and, in the context of Catholic politicians and the Eucharist, for bishops to constantly reaffirm the "not negotiable" (the Pope's words) Catholic values that say legislators must introduce and support pro-life measures.
How soon will all that happen here in L.A.?
These are legitimate questions, even if they are also pretty much rhetorical.