07/07/07 came and went. It was a glorious day, a day that will go down in history as one of the sanest days of the young millennium. Then a bunch of uppity prelates got the idea to defy the pope and refuse to allow priests to celebrate the new-old Mass. BXVI responded that there would be a clarifying document on the way to help with the implementation of the motu proprio “Summorum Pontificum.” Now, 08/08/08 has come and gone, and still no clarification. Is this thing dead in the water? I can tell you one thing. There are many, many prelates who are simply dragging their feet, hoping that BXVI will die before SP is fully implemented. I can’t put it any more bluntly or clearly. They’re hoping for a modernist successor to affably wave away all the stinky “Ratzingeresque” implementations, all the while chuckling about what a lovable, doddering old sentimentalist he was, and how, now that he’s gone to his reward, the real agenda can be addressed. Far from me to be the first to bring it to your attention, but this IS the real agenda. This IS what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today. Are you up for it? Will you back up the Pope? Or will you, like the obnoxious foot dragging prelates, simply stand back and wait for another forty years in the desert?