I made an appointment with one of the priests at my parish. This is the man who celebrates mass ad orientam while his fellow priests smirk in the background. Arriving at his office I quickly looked around and on a table at the back of the office were standing the rubric cards for the Latin mass. When I asked about these he told me that he has privately been practicing the extraordinary form so that he will be ready if ever conditions change at the parish. Conditions at the parish are as follows: THERE is a group of parishioners who want a regular Latin mass but the parish pastor; the head priest has vetoed this request on the grounds that TWO priests must be willing to serve the Latin mass if it is to be put on the regular schedule. There are three priests at the parish and only the priest I was visiting has pledged to learn the extraordinary rite so there is no Latin mass on the schedule at my parish–this despite the fact that there is a stable group of parishoners AND a priest wishing to have that mass. This is how Pope Benedict’s motu proprio on the extraordinary form has been undermined.