The Holy Father's message (click on this post's title) is a treasure-trove of Catholic truth about the Eucharist, the Mass and the Christian life. We can read and re-read it, meditate on it, pray along with it and thank God for it.
And as long as we've been talking here about the Latin Mass, I'm going to quote an especially unsung section of Sacramentum Caritatis (I've quoted it here before, too) because it could radically change both American seminary education and parish pastoral practice:
"62. ...Speaking more generally, I ask that future priests, from their time in the seminary, receive the preparation needed to understand and to celebrate Mass in Latin, and also to use Latin texts and execute Gregorian chant; nor should we forget that the faithful can be taught to recite the more common prayers in Latin, and also to sing parts of the liturgy to Gregorian chant."
It's interesting that the Holy Father made this request before he issued Summorum Pontificum, isn't it?
We should each write the Ordinary of our archdioceses and dioceses, quoting this request from the Vicar of Christ and politely asking the Ordinary what he has done, is doing or will do soon to implement the Holy Father's desire.
What do you think about Pope Benedict's request? It is epochal but will be widely ignored. If only it came with an enforcement provision, because nowadays so many bishops pick and choose what they will deign to obey.