If these 200-300 N.O. Bishops truly/honestly liked traditionalism so much as to send their seminarians to be trained by the SSPX, they could/would have left the N.O. by now and became traditionalists.
Not bl**dy likely.
First, there's the matter of defective or questionable Holy Orders
. Few Novus Ordo
priests still alive today received Holy Orders that would not be dismissed--or at least questioned--as mere Novus Ordo
'installation' instead of traditional 'ordination'
Even fewer Novus Ordo
bishops now alive received Holy Orders that would not be dismissed--or at least questioned--as mere Novus Ordo
'installation' instead of traditional 'consecration'
. For a bishop nowadays to be younger than the 75 cited by the Novus Ordo
for 'mandatory retirement, yet received a 'consecration' that was traditional, valid, and licit
, he'd need to have been born no earlier than 1938, and consecrated before the end of 1969, thus traditionally 'consecrated' a bishop at an age no older than 31. Unless the consecrating bishop somehow got away with refusing to use the New Ordinal
after it became universally required, reportedly on Easter Sunday (April 6) in 1969.Novus Ordo
seminaries dropped their extensive required training in Latin decades ago, didn't they? Yet a traditional
priest is expected to be so fluent in Latin that he understands all the Latin words of the traditional Mass
and other traditional rituals, not simply learns enough to pronounce them convincingly. Right?
Consider what was reportedly a big majority of cardinals present at B. VXI's abdication announcement, who failed to understand what he said in Latin
. With Italian now a de facto
substitute for Latin as the language of the Novus Ordo
for various purposes, how how could Novus Ordo
bishops be able to fulfill their official roles--per 'consecration'--as authoritative teachers & protectors of the traditional faith
, whose original sources are written in Latin?
I suspect that despite the on-going scandals of numerous dioceses, and their resulting financial drain, practically all Novus Ordo bishops prefer the cash flow, customary certainties, and secular honors of being duke of a Novus Ordo duchy
, to the financial uncertainty and secular rootlessness that would come with abandoning a Novus Ordo
duchy to become a traditional bishop. Especially given the Vatican policy of 'collegiality', whose de facto
meaning seems to be that neither the Vatican, nor even the pope himself, has any
disciplinary authority over bishops, no matter how scandalous their behavior or negligence. This laissez faire
operation seem likely to intensify under a new pope who reportedly considers himself merely the "Bishop of Rome".