In researching the last two posts, I came across some information which is worth posting. It concerns Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison in the USA.
Bishop Morlino insists that every one of his seminarians receives tuition in celebrating Mass in the usus antiquior. He is taking a somewhat stiffer position than is being asked for by the Pope, or indeed by anyone I know in this country. The Pope is merely asking that seminarians are given the opportunity to learn the older form, whereas Bishop Morlino is insisting that they become competent in it. Let us look at the consequences.
The Diocese of Madison has no less than 35 seminarians studying for the priesthood. This compares with, I believe, four in the Diocese of Middlesbrough. That is more than eight times as many. Surely there is a lesson there!