"There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. In the history of the Liturgy growth and progress are found, but not a rupture. What was sacred for prior generations, remains sacred and great for us as well, and cannot be suddenly prohibited altogether or even judged harmful." - Letter of Pope Benedict XVI to the Bishops of the World, July 7, 2007
From Father Z at WDTPRS:
GUIDELINES REGARDING CELEBRATION
OF THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF MASS
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, (MPSP) article 5.2 notwithstanding, celebrating the Extraordinary Form on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation in parishes of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings as a regular Mass of obligation is not allowed at this time. [Parishioners in these instances may be drawn away from celebrating at the regular Mass for Sunday or Holy Day].
Indiscriminate mixing of elements of the Novus Ordo and elements of the Extraordinary Form is now [sic] allowed. Norms for each form are to be observed correctly [N.B. Instruction on the Application of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, #24].
Altar Servers for the Extraordinary Form must be properly trained.
N.B.: It is important to remember that the Extraordinary Form generally does not enable full, active participation by the assembly which was called for by Vatican II. While the Extraordinary Form holds a definite place in the liturgical tradition of the Church, it does not meet the spiritual needs of the large portion of Church membership today.
Attachment – Instruction on the Application of the
Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of His Holiness
Benedict XVI Given Motu Proprio
Promulgated by Bishop Michael Warfel
August 9, 2011
"Even though Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“‘s instruction Universae Ecclesiae is attached, it is as if Universae Ecclesiae didn’t exist. Indeed, it is as if Summorum Pontificum didn’t exist and these matters were still governed under the now superseded provisions of Ecclesia Dei adflicta..." (continued...)
Update 09/08/11: DEVELOPMENT: D. Great Falls-Billings document about Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum