From a traditional Catholic blog:
Many signs of desperation throughout the Old World: distortion, defamation, threats, pleas... Calm down, "progressives"! Nothing has happened. Not yet.
In fact, the papal schedule has recenly included audiences with Cardinals Martini, Lustiger, and Ricard (today): connect the dots.
Update: A reader asks me to connect the dots; La Croix (via Le Forum Catholique) does the job for him:
The President of the [French] Conference of Bishops, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, was received in person by Benedict XVI, on Thursday, October 26, in Rome. The archbishop of Bordeaux came to appraise him of the concerns which cut through the communities of the Hexagon [France] of seeing an exception [the Quattuor Abhinc Annos/Ecclesia Dei regime] being made into a rule according to which every priest would henceforth have the right to celebrate the Mass according to the rite said of Saint Pius V.
As it usually happens, nothing has leaked from this meeting, except that it referred to "the French situation", but last Friday Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop [emeritus] of Paris -- though under the weight of a heavy medical treatment -- had been received by the Pope, ostensibly for the same reason.