According to a report in Britain’s Catholic Herald, the Vatican is preparing to issue a “juridical guarantee” for the Tridentine Mass. What exactly that guarantee would entail is not spelled out. Some Traditionalists are hoping that it means priests won’t have to get their bishop’s permission before celebrating it. I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I think what will happen is that the Vatican will spell out in clearer language the current notion that bishops should be more open to allowing it where people are asking for it.