So Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos celebrated the Tridentine-rite Mass In Rome. No, there wasn’t a reconciliation with schismatics. No, there wasn’t the introduction of a “universal indult.” All of the rumors appear to have been untrue.
It’s interesting to note that Cardinal Law was in attendance. He was quoted as saying, “I have a lot of esteem for the Tridentine rite.” I know that there would be some people here in Boston that would find that hard to believe. While there is an indult-use parish in the city, some people have told me that they found it difficult to convince the cardinal, when he was here, to allow them to have the Mass in other places. I don’t know if that’s true, but it’s what I’ve heard.