When inside a circus, there are all sorts of acts, clowns, and fancy colors. Inside the Vatican II universe, it is no different. There has been an initiative within the novus ordo mainstream to harmonize the old liturgy with the new over the many years. For some it is a cultural experience, others a harmonization with the traditional "brethren", and others to sink the past of the Church. Here is some recent news on this affront: Sunday, October 8, 2017 Reliable sources close to the Holy See have indicated that sometime in the second half of 2018, the Novus Ordo Lectionary and Calendar are to be imposed upon the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Mass. The new Roman Missal will become available on the First Sunday of Advent 2018 but the Vatican will allow a two-year period to phase it in. These changes are expected to be much more drastic than what was envisaged in Universae Ecclesiae that states: New saints and certain of the new prefaces can and ought to be inserted into the 1962 Missal, according to provisions which will be indicated subsequently. (emphasis ours) The Vatican approved societies and institutes, such as the Fraternity of Saint Peter and the Institute of Christ the King, will likely apply for exemptions, but all requests are expected to be turned down. The only exception seems to be the SSPX, which might be granted a temporary exemption, to ensure that an agreement is reached between the SSPX and Rome. However, if the exemption granted will be of a temporary nature, more SSPX priests are expected to join the so-called Resistance (formerly known as SSPX-SO) under Bishop Richard Williamson and more will go independent.This would make the traditional Catholic movement more fragmented than ever before. https://catholiccitizens.org/views/74870/breaking-news-massive-liturgical-changes-expected-2018/ Of course this is nothing new. It has been documented many times this merging has been happening quite often over the last ten years since the 2007 Moto Proprio "extraordinary mass". Including the sspx having no problem offering mass in St. Peter's a couple of years ago with the sspx priest in photo doing the calendar of the novus ordo (red vestment) when the traditional liturgy was a different color and different feast day to honor St. John Mary Vianney (the patron of priests). The conciliar merge within the sacrament of marriage to follow the novus ordo vows of marriage for everyone's view and every other compromise desiring to be incorporated within a "legal" framework and identity with the conciliarists. Frankly, this merging is a natural outcome when the "extraordinary mass" is subject to the primary novus ordo rule and structure. For Bishop Fellay or others to frame this sspx agreement with rome anything other than what it is to incorporate (hybrid) tradition into the Vatican II mainstream is not honest to the years of facts showing this is the course. Pope Benedict XVI also said, "But it must be stated quite clearly that it is not a matter of going backward, of returning to the times before the 1970 reform." Seen here The aims of the Ecclesia Dei: to Destroy Catholic Tradition The original 2007 document agreeing to the "extraordinary mass" by all the bishops in the world and Menzingen, including Bishop Williamson, (with a Te Deum) quite clearly emphasizes the use of using both the liturgies as "enriching" and "a matter of Principle" and "should be inserted in the old Missal". Everyone knows this. The shock is not hearing of another document pointing to this direction, the shock is not pulling away from this abomination offensive against God. If "inside" sspx priests want to make another stink about these practical changes, it is only in reference to their comfort; not based on the primacy of God. If it was, they would have stood up for the faith and the doctrinal consequences 4-years ago and anytime in between seeing the faith lessened and weakened by their superiors. Cor-Mariae has highlight these facts showing Bishop Fellay has sought the Hybrid mass and it consequential calendar for years. See here: The Hybrid Mass and the n-SSPX New-sspx Continues to Prepare for the Hybrid Mass Bishop Fellay's intended support for a Hybrid mass Ecclesia Dei: the NOM is Legitimate with possible Hybrid mass The slide of the neo-sspx is more obvious than it is by their external cover. Menzingen OFFICIALLY announced that they too believe in novus ordo "miracles" Back in 2012-2013 the sspx Angelus Calendar had started merging the 1983 code of canon law and its new liturgical disciplines. The liturgical fasts and symbols were altered to follow the new rite and made 'reference' to the old as something "voluntary" and "better" to follow. (sic) To any honest observer following the medias of the neo-sspx they are well incorporated within the Vatican II ecclesia dei community also promoting and holding retreats and conferences together; mass celebrations, and doctrinal accords. With Bishop Fellay accepting the legitimacy of the novus ordo mass, the practice is a natural conclusion. The real news is, why are we constantly being focused on Vatican II and its compromises by the Menzingen administration than to focus on the Lord God and the fight led by all of the great popes they once stood for under the great Archbishop Lefebvre?