"the directive of the Bishop is very clear: for those who are not parishioners of St. Mary's by the Sea, either geographically not from our parish (visitors are OK), or intentionally not registered/willing being part of St. Mary's by the Sea (just coming for the Tridentine Mass), they should go back to their home parishes to request the Tridentine Mass or they can go to Mission San Juan Capistrano or Pope John Paul II Center to attend the Tridentine Mass celebrated there."
You can see the bulletin and the context of the quoted statement here: St. Mary's Bulletin, July 21 & 22
It should be noted that although Fr. Tran's message still mentions the hybrid Traditional Latin Mass using the new missal for the readings with the Tridentine Mass, the Diocese of Orange has since rectified that error, as was explained in this post: More Good News: The Tridentine Mass At St. Mary's By The Sea Will Not Use The New Lectionary
Here's my confusion with this: do other parishes within the Diocese of Orange (or anywhere else, for that matter) tell people who come there for the ordinary form of Mass (according to the Missal of Paul VI) that they need to "go back to their home parishes" if they are not "parishioners", or are "either geographically not from [the] parish" or "intentionally not registered/willing being part of" that parish, and are "just coming" for the Mass according to the Missal of Paul VI?
People go to different parishes for any number of reasons. Perhaps that parish is close to the home of other family members, or perhaps that parish happens to have Mass times which are more convenient. Sometimes people prefer to go to Mass because of their love for or affiliation with priests of a particular religious order. Sometimes people prefer to participate in a Mass at a given parish because they are more comfortable with the way the liturgy is celebrated in that parish (and this doesn't always involve people looking for a more reverent liturgy, some Catholics deliberately seek out liturgies of a more experimental nature).
Is poor Fr. Tran going to be expected to check people's parish registration at the communion rail, in much the way he was apparently expected to patrol the parish in order to reprimand people who continued to kneel after the Agnus Dei (as Catholics throughout most of the country still do, and as most Catholics throughout the United States have done for over thirty years)?
It seems to me that this is another means of marginalizing the Traditional Latin Mass and preventing Traditional Catholics from gaining any sort of foothold anywhere.
Let me approach this from another angle: A lot of progressive priests and bishops have been extremely fond of the expression, "the spirit of Vatican II". What do people think is in keeping with "the spirit" of Summorum Pontificum?
It is my understanding that Summorum Pontificum, in letter and spirit, indicates that the faithful have a right to the Traditional Latin Mass, and that the ordinary and extraordinary form of the liturgy are equal in terms of their standing within the Latin Rite.
When the Holy Father uses the word extraordinary to refer to the Traditional Latin Mass, he isn't using it in a sense that it is to be rare or micromanaged in such a way that it is still viewed as a mere concession to a Catholic fringe who just can't let go of the past and get with the "spirit of Vatican II". If progressives think extraordinary means rare, they really need to explain why there are so many extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist at Masses all over the United States.
The Holy Father's use of the word extraordinary is meant in the sense of special, or even super ordinary. The Tridentine Mass, must be "must be given due honor for its venerable and ancient usage" according to Pope Benedict XVI.
To quote Summorum Pontificum:
Art 1. The Roman Missal promulgated by Paul VI is the ordinary expression of the "Lex orandi" (Law of prayer) of the Catholic Church of the Latin rite. Nonetheless, the Roman Missal promulgated by St. Pius V and reissued by Blessed John XXIII is to be considered as an extraordinary expression of that same "Lex orandi," and must be given due honor for its venerable and ancient usage. These two expressions of the Church's "Lex orandi" will in no any way lead to a division in the Church's "Lex credendi" (Law of belief). They are, in fact two usages of the one Roman rite.
It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the liturgy of the Church.
Art. 2. In Masses celebrated without the people, each Catholic priest of the Latin rite, whether secular or regular, may use the Roman Missal published by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962, or the Roman Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970, and may do so on any day with the exception of the Easter Triduum. For such celebrations, with either one Missal or the other, the priest has no need for permission from the Apostolic See or from his ordinary.
Art. 4. Celebrations of Mass as mentioned above in art. 2 may – observing all the norms of law – also be attended by faithful who, of their own free will, ask to be admitted.
Based on what is set forth in Summorum Pontificum, it seems to me that it is not only not in "the spirit of Summorum Pontificum" to require that the "faithful who, of their own free will, ask to be admitted" be "either geographically [from that] parish" or "intentionally registered/willing being part of" that parish" and not "just coming for the Tridentine Mass".
I now come to the positive reason which motivated my decision to issue this Motu Proprio updating that of 1988. It is a matter of coming to an interior reconciliation in the heart of the Church. Looking back over the past, to the divisions which in the course of the centuries have rent the Body of Christ, one continually has the impression that, at critical moments when divisions were coming about, not enough was done by the Church's leaders to maintain or regain reconciliation and unity. One has the impression that omissions on the part of the Church have had their share of blame for the fact that these divisions were able to harden. This glance at the past imposes an obligation on us today: to make every effort to enable for all those who truly desire unity to remain in that unity or to attain it anew. I think of a sentence in the Second Letter to the Corinthians, where Paul writes: "Our mouth is open to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return … widen your hearts also!" (2 Corinthians 6:11-13). Paul was certainly speaking in another context, but his exhortation can and must touch us too, precisely on this subject. Let us generously open our hearts and make room for everything that the faith itself allows.
There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture. What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.
Why not leave Catholics who wish to attend the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary's by the Sea, "faithful who, of their own free will, ask to be admitted", in peace instead of continuing to attempt to micromanage them and limit their access to the Traditional Latin Mass?
Moreover, why would it be okay for such Catholics to attend the Traditional Latin Mass at "Mission San Juan Capistrano or Pope John Paul II Center"? What makes those locations special in such a way that they somehow transcend the newly important parish boundaries or an affiliation with a given parish?
These are questions I have.
Perhaps someone can help me with the answers to those questions.