movement of priests who are turning to the Society, is it, in
varying degrees, the same in all countries?
There are certainly varying degrees, and even different
numbers depending on the country. But we see the same phenomenon
almost everywhere: The priest, generally a young one, who
approaches the Traditional Mass, who discovers with great
enthusiasm this treasure, little by little travels a path toward
Tradition, which finally makes him completely traditional.
39. Do you have
hope that this sort of interest could affect some bishops, to the
point where you foresee a future collaboration?
We already have contacts with some bishops, but for the
moment everything is frozen by the bishops’ conferences, by the
pressures all around, but there is no doubt whatsoever that in the
future it will be possible for there to be forms of collaboration
with some bishops.
40. Are you
ready to attempt the experiment of Tradition with a bishop at the
level of a diocese?
The time for
that is not yet ripe; we are not there yet, but I think that it
will happen. It will be difficult; we will have to look closely at
how we can manage to achieve that. It will be absolutely necessary
that this be done with bishops who have really understood the
crisis and who really want to work with us.