The Cardinal has some interesting things to say, such as that the Congregation's recent document on the Church was aimed primarily at Catholics who misunderstand the nature of the Church.
The Cardinal also dropped a couple of bombshells.
The first was when he said the Pope's new directive on the Tridentine Mass "was not primarily aimed at the United States." How can he say that, when the directive itself says no such thing?
The Holy Father did not write, "Oh, by the way, the U.S. bishops get to ignore my commands. They do that anyway," did he?
You will see the second bombshell in this paragraph from the Catholic S.F. article:
"At the time of Vatican II, there was a temptation and a tendency to place Church practices and teachings in pre-conciliar and post-conciliar 'baskets,' he [Cardinal Levada] said. 'I know I did it. There was a kind of "throw this out, here's the new stuff". I think many of us regret that.' "
"I KNOW I DID IT."
"THROW THIS OUT, HERE'S THE NEW STUFF."
"THROW THIS OUT"!!!
At least he says, "I think many of us regret that." Forty years after the fact, though.
"THROW THIS OUT"! By throwing so much out, they also DROVE out tens of thousands of priests and sisters and millions of lay people. And it is still happening today.
Maybe Cardinal Levada is making amends with the new document on the Church.
We need lots of amends these days, and from many directions. Let them start by restoring the Tridentine Mass widely and accessibly.